Tag Archives: Challenges

Apply now for the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge!

​National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with Americans for the Arts, has launched the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge to train local leaders from rural and mid-sized counties on how to advance arts-based economic and community development. Teams that submit winning applications will attend an in-person, 2 ½-day training and peer exchange workshop on March 28 – 30, 2018 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. First deadline to apply is October 13. Learn more and apply... Read more

Retooling Metropolis: How Social Media, Markets, and Regulatory Innovation Can Make America’s Cities More Liveable

In the 1970s and 1980s, the questions of urban policy were existential—could America’s major urban centers survive at all? Today, this question has been answered with a resounding yes in many U.S. cities, from New York to San Francisco, and Denver to Houston. Yet that very success poses new challenges to a new generation of urban leaders. The Manhattan Institute has partnered with leading academics to commission the series of urban-innovation essays found in this volume—essays that speak directly to... Read more

Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design Issues RFP

​The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) has issued a request for proposals to rural communities interested in applying for funding to host a community design workshop in either 2016 or 2017. The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Project for Public Spaces, along with the Orton Family Foundation. CIRD provides communities access to the resources they need to convert their own good... Read more

What It Takes to Get a Road Diet Done

​ The New Brunswick, NJ, director of planning and community development disputes the argument that his city was timid in pursuing a road diet on Livingston Avenue. He argues that the City of New Brunswick was not timid and was, in fact, leading the public discussion and action to make this a safer road. In this article, he talks about the challenges the city has faced in implementing a road diet on Livingston Avenue. Read more... Read more