Seven out of ten college graduates have over $29,000 in student loan debt. Nearly one in ten adults age 65 and above live below the poverty level. Keeping above water is a growing concern for both young and old.
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Almost all of our communities face major infrastructure projects, whether a new highway, sewer treatment plant, or, in the case of Glenwood Springs, a new bridge. A look at how the process worked in this small Colorado city.
Can we shift instead to a model of facilitating growth, enabling opportunities, without trying to artificially force them to happen?
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Coming soon: this year’s International Making Cities Livable Conference in Portland, Oregon — with a focus on how the built environment affects health and well-being from the point of view of health equity.
An overview of several of the sessions at last week’s American Planning Association conference that focused on planning for healthy communities.
Antia Rasmussen concludes her series of articles on the small city of Sartell, Minnesota, with an update on “Old Blue” and a report about her encounter with some thoughtful fourth graders.
In the first of a three part series, Patrick Fox draws on results from his firm’s public attitudes survey on what Americans think of development and the planning process.
Today: a lesson in bad math. Why communities make a mistake in using linear extrapolations to plan for their future.
Citizen planning academies can provide a good way of better informing citizens about how the planning process works — while also building up a “bench” of future planning board members.
How the City of Glenwood Springs Planning Commission and City Council are grappling with the regulation and zoning of retail marijuana — now allowed under Colorado law.
The concept of tactical urbanism has been around for several years under the terms “guerrilla urbanism,” “city repair,” or “do-it-yourself urbanism.” It generates excitement and enthusiasm from activists, but concern and disdain from some municipal officials.
Have you ever bemoaned the fact that high school students don’t know much about how local government works or the importance of planning for the community’s future? Consider adding a high school student to your planning commission. Lessons from three communities.