The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • The U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Transportation (DOT) announced a new partnership committed to sustainable communities. [US DOT, US HUD, DOT Blog]
  • Maryland farmers are optimistic about farmers markets amidst financial downturn. [The Washington Post]
  • A case made in Calgary for the way student campuses benefit downtowns. [Calgary Herald]
  • USA Today reports a new trend in urban outmigration across the country. [USA Today]
  • Rethinking transit, building use, housing and public space could be the key to saving the suburbs. [Boston Globe]
  • New York’s Farmers’ Markets Nutrition Program sees success with ‘veggie coupons’. [MPNnow.com]
  • Peter Norton’s Fighting Traffic: the Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City traces the history and development of motor-oriented city streets . [Discovering Urbanism, MIT Press]