I want to take a few minutes today to highlight three other presentations at the International Making Cities Livable Conference that I found particularly interesting.
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My first stop in Portland was “First Stop Portland” — a unique nonprofit designed to help visiting planners (and others in related fields) get familiar with the city and region, and make connections with other professionals.
Planning and land development analyst Ed McMahon looks at ways in which communities — large and small — can succeed. In today’s first installment, McMahon speaks of the importance of having a vision for the future.
A recently published Brookings Institute study, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, reports that poverty in suburban America grew by a startling 64 percent over the past decade (to 16.4 million people).
How would you like to take a course at a top-notch university, with some outstanding planning professors, for free? Now, you can do just that through a “MOOC.” Stuart Andreason explains.
Planners are increasingly relying on the web and online tools to gather public input. But there are concerns about the “digital divide” and whether all segments of the community can participate. A look at how public libraries are helping reduce the digital divide.
Too often cities have scrambled to attract new businesses … from anywhere. But a different approach has started to take hold. It involves planting local economic seeds and nurturing them to be the new garden of opportunity.
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We invited our readers to tell us about their home town, how their planning commission functions, and what they see as their major challenges. Brief reports from about seven quite different communities.
Beth Humstone takes a look at a number of the issues that can come up in local regulation of mobile food trucks.
If planners were to delete only one word from their vocabulary, which would you vote for? Some nominees from PCJ contributing writer Dave Stauffer — and from some of our readers.
In this follow-up to his Fall article, Otis White reports on the impact a Pennsylvania planning commissioner had on his community.
Lisa Hollingworth-Segedy supplements her article, “Inviting Them In: Using Story as a Planning Tool,” by describing in a short audio clip, three important lessons she’s learned about the use of storytelling.