Urban Policy

Poor neighbourhoods are also growing denser. This reflects, in part, the difficulty that poor people face in finding urban
He jumped quickly, with excitement, to a Portland Sustainability Institute (now "Ecodistrict')  graphic (reproduced above
My conclusions usually stress that authentic "placemaking" with a purpose is often best, how one-time events can help crystallize
The city gate of old in Acaya, Italy: form follows function Today's gateway may even be a first, virtual visit by Google
The participation of diverse voices in city decision-making processes is critical to successful urban change. By diverse
By linking physical spaces with a live webcam network, Parrhesiastic Play gives people a stage to "perform" before the cameras. It's a playful way to comment on the rise of surveillance while interacting with a large audience.
At a moment when Black Americans were suffering from widespread hunger, sickness, unemployment, and police violence, the Black Panther Party was there to try to fill the gaps that institutional racism and government negligence had created.
The Republican Party-controlled state legislature has been eating the seed corn in Michigan for so long that there's very little to plant for the future. But, hey, with term limits, that's nobody's problem.
Imagine Soldier Field, home of the NFL's Chicago Bears, filled beyond capacity, brimming with 63,879 young African-American men, ages 18 to 24--more than U.S. losses in the entire Vietnam conflict.
As this news circulated through the urban agriculture community, gardeners and their allies organized a City Hall protest
On his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis curiously chose to spend his time in three of our largest cities--New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. As a Pope deeply concerned with social and economic inequality, perhaps this was no coincidence.
The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.
In Caracas, public transport was described as uncomfortable, inadequate and disorganized. Local authorities decided to implement a national transportation plan with a BRT system, which opened in 2012. However, the lack of integration with traditional means including Jeeps, combis, minibuses and standard buses, made it less attractive the urban poor.
Ridesharing is playing an important role in making cities easier and cheaper to get around; it's resulted in a far more functional system. But what I've learnt is that there is room for many different players in this space, and that their coexistence makes all of them stronger companies.
Fifty years later, Americans of all races and incomes must look back at the upheaval that started in Watts with new eyes and face the warnings all around us that our progress has not been sufficient, and that we are slipping into racial division that could once again lead to hatred and violence.
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.
HUD issued a new rule explaining the detailed steps local governments must take to ensure equal access to housing for people of all races and ethnicities as a condition of receiving federal grants for housing and community development.
The two photographs below say both simple and remarkable things about how urban residents interact with each other, and the streets around them.