The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • Bike Pittsburgh gives a rundown of The National Bike Summit that took place in Washington DC last week.  [BikePittsburgh]
  • Bruce Rumpf emphasizes the importance of investing in downtown Toledo, OH, block by block. [Toledo Free Press]
  • After a record year, The Emporia Market plans for the future (and now takes debit cards). [Emporia Gazette]
  • Seattle PI’s “Farm Fresh Family” reflects on the challenges and rewards of eating local. [Seattle PI]
  • The National Main Streets Conference revisits benefits of featuring the quirky in downtown tours. [PreservationNation]
  • Will Vancouver’s Olympic plans for 2012 reshape area transit for good? [The Tyee]
  • LA’s Civic Center Park hopes to mirror the successful destinations of Millennium Park in Chicago. [LA Times]