The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • Farmers Markets in SoCal crack into the ramen-munching College Market. [LA Times]
  • Norman, Oklahoma considers a ban on smoking in public parks. [NewsOK]
  • Dubai announces ban on smoking shisha in public places. [The National]
  • As economy slumps, urban gardens fill the void in Flint, MI. [mlive.com]
  • Asheville, NC based Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project promotes its farm to hospital pilot program. [Locavore]
  • City planning commission approves a zoning amendment to require bike parking in new buildings. [Streetsblog]