The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • Stimulus package allots $8 billion for high-speed rail development. [NY Times]
  • Obama encourages planning for the future instead of building sprawl. [Gas2.org]
  • Bronx Boro President, Adolfo Carrion is tapped by Obama as the new White House director of urban affairs. [NY Times, Time]
  • Richard Florida puts in his two cents on how the financial crisis could re-shape American cities. [The Atlantic]
  • A new children’s book gets a jump start on teaching urban planning to the next generation. [NY Times]
  • David Brooks dreams of Denver; urban planners and city advocates respond. [NY Times, NY Times]