The latest in urban planning, placemaking, and citizen action:

  • What causes the gender gap in urban cycling? [New York Times]
  • Suburban farming’s revival outside Washington, DC. [Washington Post]
  • Less than 1 percent (!!!) of transportation stimulus funds are being spent on public transportation projects. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Chicago strives to turn its riverfront into a great public space. [Chicago Tribune]
  • World Bank aims to create ecologically and economically sustainable cities for the next century. [World Bank]
  • Focusing on urban parks to revive low-income communities. [NRPA]
  • Plans begin for Park(ing) Day LA — September 18! [CityWatchLA
  • Planning global cities: challenges stemming from the worldwide urban migration. [The National (UAE)]
  • Conservative arguments for public transportation. [Infrastructurist]