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

  • The newest face in traffic calming: Brad Pitt promotes safe intersections in Russia! [Huffington Post]
  • The New York Times Magazine covers Parisian urban planning, Californian high-speed rail, future airports and waterfronts, and more. [New York Times Magazine]
  • Seoul takes steps to make public parks more female-friendly. [Korea Times]
  • In Chicago, several creative initiatives engage the public in online placemaking. [Next American City]
  • Cairo residents improvise to create places amid harsh urban conditions. [New York Times]
  • Slate examines the transformation of traffic patterns in Times Square. [Slate]
  • EPA, HUD, and DOT create partnership to promote livable communities. [EPA.gov]
  • Vote for your favorite farmers’ market and help it win $5,000! [Care2]