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Planning group announces new community asset map - Bridgeport News

Planning group announces new community asset map - Bridgeport News | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Bridgeport News Planning group announces new community asset map Bridgeport News Mayor Bill Finch, East Side Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) and Bridgeport East Side Promise Neighborhood partners recently gathered with approximately 50...
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Online Community Planning: The Rivertown Simulation

An online simulation for courses in city planning, historic preservation, and local government.
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Planning with your head in the "clouds". . .?

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Climate Change is Challenge For Sustainable Development - World Bank Group

Climate Change is Challenge For Sustainable Development
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Climate change is the most significant challenge to achieve sustainable development and threatens to throw back millions all over the world into grinding poverty.
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The Canada Council for the Arts - Values, the Public and Smarth Growth in the Arts: Speech by Simon Brault

Notes for a presentation given at the international conference, Sustainability and Culture / Sustainable Cultural Management, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2013 (Values, the Public and Smart Growth in the Arts, speech by Simon Brault, Vice-Chair,...
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Years in the making, Centretown's new plan being finished in secret - Ottawa Citizen

Years in the making, Centretown's new plan being finished in secret - Ottawa Citizen | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Ottawa Citizen Years in the making, Centretown's new plan being finished in secret Ottawa Citizen Yet weeks after council's planning committee signed off on the document, residents, developers and even city planners are still trying to figure out...
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WORK STARTS AT SAN MARCOS 'SMART GROWTH' PROJECT - U-T San Diego

WORK STARTS AT SAN MARCOS 'SMART GROWTH' PROJECT - U-T San Diego | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
WORK STARTS AT SAN MARCOS 'SMART GROWTH' PROJECT U-T San Diego Palomar Station's promotional website calls it “a quintessential smart growth project.” The city recently issued developer Integral Communities a permit to clear vegetation, trees and...
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The Nerdiest SimCity Yet! - Daily Beast

The Nerdiest SimCity Yet! - Daily Beast | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
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The Nerdiest SimCity Yet!
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Given this manic attention to municipal minutiae, it may come as a surprise that the series isn't universally beloved in the urban-planning community.
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Mass. awards innovation grants for communities - Boston.com

Mass. awards innovation grants for communities - Boston.com | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Mass. awards innovation grants for communities
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The 27 grants encompassing 162 cities and towns were handed out in the second year of the Community Innovation Challenge program.
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EPA recognizes Brattleboro Food Co-op development with 2012 Smart Growth ... - Vermont Biz (press release)

EPA recognizes Brattleboro Food Co-op development with 2012 Smart Growth ...Vermont Biz (press release)The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced four winners of the 2012 Smart Growth Achievement Awards.
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Will New York City act to block future surges? - Signal

Will New York City act to block future surges? - Signal | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Will New York City act to block future surges?SignalThink Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years.
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'Internet Access Will Help Developing Nations Achieve Sustainability' - AllAfrica.com

'Internet Access Will Help Developing Nations Achieve Sustainability' - AllAfrica.com | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
'Internet Access Will Help Developing Nations Achieve Sustainability'AllAfrica.comParticipants at a global meeting on Internet governance have been urged to help developing countries build their citizens' access to the Internet.
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'Vision' for development practice education - UC Berkeley (blog)

'Vision' for development practice education - UC Berkeley (blog) | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
'Vision' for development practice educationUC Berkeley (blog)The MDP is, in essence, an MBA in sustainable development.
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A Guide to Realizing the Potential of America's Small Towns ...

A Guide to Realizing the Potential of America's Small Towns ... | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Consider bookmarking Planetizen -- the leading source of news for urban planning, design and development. Even better, subscribe to our hand-crafted, free email newsletter, and we'll deliver to you the top news headlines ...
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The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages - Co.Design

The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages - Co.Design | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages
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As the days of suburban sprawl give way to those of urban density in U.S. metros--"smart growth," most call it--providing sufficient housing remains a challenge.
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Thinking big about neighborhoods may mean scaling things down.

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The Best Planning Apps for 2014 | Planetizen: The Urban Planning ...

The Best Planning Apps for 2014 | Planetizen: The Urban Planning ... | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Mobile applications (apps) have the possibility to enhance public participation in local governance and planning, as well as the ability to improve efficiency and data collection for planners.We annually survey a cross-section ...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Community Reconstruction Zones Funded by ... - WBGH

Governor Cuomo Announces Community Reconstruction Zones Funded by ... - WBGH | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Governor Cuomo Announces Community Reconstruction Zones Funded by ...
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9 Essential Green Elements For Cities Wanting To Be Sustainable | EarthTechling

9 Essential Green Elements For Cities Wanting To Be Sustainable | EarthTechling | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Urban Choreography What really makes for a green or sustainable city? And how can sometimes highly diverse urban areas attain it?Donovan Gillman's insight:The reality of what it m...
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Andrew Wisdom - Cities Need Urban Canopies | Future Cities

Andrew Wisdom - Cities Need Urban Canopies | Future Cities | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Facing climate crises, cities all over the world need an urban canopy that contributes to the health and wellbeing of the environment and people. (Trees, #Infrastructure assets of our cities.
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Smart Growth Approach Urged in the UK | Planetizen

Smart Growth Approach Urged in the UK | Planetizen | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
The groups' statement sets out a range of challenges which they believe policy around the UK is failing to rise to. They propose a set of six smart growth principles adapted to UK conditions. Parts of the UK, especially England, ...
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Portland State University team wins award for planning Cascade Locks trails - OregonLive.com (blog)

Portland State University team wins award for planning Cascade Locks trails - OregonLive.com (blog) | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Portland State University team wins award for planning Cascade Locks trails OregonLive.com (blog) The group's Student Project Awards for 2013, which are given to three student groups throughout the country, recognize community planning projects...
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Can other cities emulate the success of New York’s High Line? –

Can other cities emulate the success of New York’s High Line? – | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
New York's elevated linear park, the High Line, shows how (Can other cities emulate the success of #NY’s High Line?
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In Sandy's aftermath, Barron urges urban planning at a national level - Harvard Law School News

In Sandy's aftermath, Barron urges urban planning at a national level - Harvard Law School News | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Harvard Law School NewsIn Sandy's aftermath, Barron urges urban planning at a national levelHarvard Law School NewsIn the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, how will our urban coastal areas deal with the challenge of rising sea levels?
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Pittsburgh region full of standout streets - Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh region full of standout streets - Tribune-Review | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh region full of standout streetsTribune-ReviewWe asked local urban planners, architects and landscape architects to tell us about their favorite streets here, and why some streets stand out.
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China Is Planning To Build A Car-Free City - PSFK

China Is Planning To Build A Car-Free City - PSFK | Innovation in Community Planning | Scoop.it
China Is Planning To Build A Car-Free CityPSFKAdrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has completed the plans for Chengdu Tianfu District Great City, a self-sustaining, environmentally sensitive satellite city due to begin construction this fall...
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'Smart Infrastructure' Investment Urged For NE - Worcester Business Journal

'Smart Infrastructure' Investment Urged For NEWorcester Business Journal"We hope that this report serves as a starting point for a broader discussion among public and private sector stakeholders about how we invest in smart infrastructure that can...
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