The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

– A Blue Movement: New York City residents fight for meaningful community input in waterfront projects [Gotham Gazette]

– A proposed Willamette River bridge could alleviate tensions between cyclists and pedestrians [OregonLive]

– Winners in the America’s Favorite Farmers Market competition are announced [Drovers]

– One traffic cop knows how to have a good time while she’s on the job [NY Daily News]

– Collier County community members are undertaking an expansive project to rethink the potential of their community [NaplesNews]

– A recently approved Hudson River Park development will use shipping containers for materials and focus on renting retail space to local artists [ArchDaily]

– New York City kicked off another successful season of Summer Streets events [Streetsblog]

– The top 20 finalists are announced in Inhabitat’s Reurbia competition [Inhabitat]

Places in the News: August 10, 2009 was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Tom Peyton