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

  • A gallery of gorgeous train stations of the past, together with their less-than-gorgeous replacements. [Infrastructurist]
  • Can neighborhood gardens build community in Cabrini Green? [ChicagoNow]
  • Small cities in British Columbia work to transform lifeless downtowns into vibrant places. [The Tyee]
  • Controversy over private festivals being held in Indianapolis’s public parks. [Indianapolis Star]
  • Proposed House transportation bill includes billions for public transit and high-speed rail, but lacks specific pollution targets. [SustainableBusiness.com]
  • MTA markets naming rights to NYC subway stations. [New York Times]
  • Transportation Secretary LaHood says USDOT is in a “transformational” moment, advocates livable communities. [TreeHugger]
  • Google tricycle captures “street views” of pedestrian-only parks and campuses. [Washington Post]