Cities Mobilize to Help Those Threatened by Gentrification
New York Times – March 3, 2014
Cities that have worked for years to attract young professionals who might have once moved to the suburbs are now experimenting with ways to protect a group long deemed expendable — working- and lower-middle class homeowners threatened by gentrification.
Building for Resilience Without the Feds Breathing Down Your Neck
Next City – March 6, 2014
One of New York City’s signature Sandy recovery efforts found itself in the international spotlight earlier this week.
Providence city planners unveil first comprehensive zoning update in 20 years
Providence Journal (RI) – March 5, 2014
Farmers’ markets, food trucks, nightclubs and even bicycle parking would be regulated in the new zoning ordinance proposed for Providence — which hasn’t had a comprehensive update in 20 years.
12 ways to make cities more child-friendly
Spacing – March 4, 2014
For far too long, many people have considered family life and urban life as being mutually exclusive. That trend is slowly reversing, as more and more parents choose to raise their kids in urban areas. However, city builders often fail to consider their smallest, most vulnerable users.
Flint, Michigan, Declares ‘War on Blight’
Planetizen – March 6, 2014
Flint Mayor Dayne Walling used the occasion of his recent State of the City speech to call for a $70 million “war on blight”
In Indianapolis, A Bike Path to Progress
New York Times- March 4, 2014
The trail is putting Indianapolis on the map as a place to see bold innovation.