Congress for the New Urbanism: Building Places People Love

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The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is an international nonprofit organization working to create vibrant and walkable cities, towns, and neighborhoods, where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, shop and get around. Through 25 years of advocacy, CNU has changed the national conversation from a debate over sprawl to a discussion on how to reinvest in our existing communities. People want to live in well-designed places that are unique, authentic and walkable. CNU’s mission is to help people... Read more

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

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The Equity Collective, a group of practitioners in the community-engaged design field, created a tongue-in-cheek storybook that shines a light on how good community-engaged design practices can not only create good projects, but also advance social justice, and how poor practices are hurting not only the field, but the communities it claims to serve. Go to guidebook... Read more

Street Dreams: How Regular Citizens Beat Bureaucracy to Reshape Philadelphia

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​In Philadelphia, many pedestrian, bicycle and recreational amenities were born from resident-driven ideas. PlanPhilly and SPOKE explore what it takes for citizen-driven projects to succeed, what still frustrates these projects in Philly compared to peer cities, and lessons in advancing change. Read more... Read more

Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, October 24 – 27

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Join more than 6,000 leaders from around the world and from every sector of real estate and land use to share best practices and get the latest information on trends affecting the industry. The conference takes place October 24 – 27 in Dallas, Texas.... Read more

Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council Policy Forum 2016, July 18-19

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Policy Forum 2016 is the signature event of the Local Leaders Council, a rapidly expanding bipartisan network of over 270 elected and appointed local government leaders who are creating the development models of tomorrow. It offers an intimate forum for mayors, council-members, county officials, agency directors, and other high level decision-makers to exchange ideas and find out what works. Registration is free to members of the Local Leaders Council.  If you are an elected leader of a unit of local government, or appointed to make investment and land... Read more

Building on Chicago’s Strengths: The Partnership for Building Reuse

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ULI Chicago partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to encourage market-driven reuse of vacant and under-utilized buildings in Chicago, and their Partnership for Building Reuse just released a summary report of recommendations and action items. Read more... Read more
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