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Tactical Urbanism Builds Better Blocks and Streets

Tactical Urbanism Builds Better Blocks and Streets | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
Tactical urbanism is already here in the Twin Cities, and it has the opportunity to change the way we look at our neighborhoods and cities, and most importantly, how we improve them. In early June,...
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What’s Missing from the Top 10 Cities for Urban Trees | Sustainable Cities Collective

What’s Missing from the Top 10 Cities for Urban Trees | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, non-profit American Forests released their list of the 10 Best Cities for Urban Forests.
Kevin Clarke's insight:

Here's a hint: minimum soil volumes

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Tips from the PPP Playbook

Tips from the PPP Playbook | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
How developers and government agencies make public/private partnerships succeed.
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Rec leagues vs. Pick-up games: two sides of the playing field

Rec leagues vs. Pick-up games: two sides of the playing field | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
At Roosevelt High School in D.C., quiet tensions are felt as two soccer groups try to get their kicks.
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Chicago's urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation | Grist

Chicago's urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation | Grist | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
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Jaded journalist tours Twin Cities metro area — and gets a shot of hope

Jaded journalist tours Twin Cities metro area — and gets a shot of hope | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it

Thoughts on the Central Corridor

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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.
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Overdue pic of St. Anthony Falls from a few weeks back. Amazing #infrastructure changing one of the great rivers - via @thekevinclarke

Overdue pic of St. Anthony Falls from a few weeks back. Amazing #infrastructure changing one of the great rivers - via @thekevinclarke | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it

Mississippi River - St Anthony Falls in Minneapolis.

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Refused by His City, Man Jailed for Painting a Crosswalk | Streetsblog New York City

Refused by His City, Man Jailed for Painting a Crosswalk | Streetsblog New York City | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it

Taking matters into his own hands. Painting a road sets a bad precedent, but so does poor policy that prevents a safer neighborhood.

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New York's neglected infrastructure fails - CNN

New York's neglected infrastructure fails - CNN | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it

The "Who pays for maintenance?" question as seen in New York

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Alternative Cartography- One World, Many Faces

Alternative Cartography- One World, Many Faces | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
Alternative Cartography- One World, Many Faces, how map making has evolved to change the way we view the world around us.
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City as Master Developer

City as Master Developer | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
A newly incorporated suburb near Salt Lake City takes on the challenge of becoming master developer of its new urban heart.
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Streets of the World

Streets of the World | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
By taking photos and making films in the streets of the world, in all the capitals of the world, photographer Jeroen Swolfs hopes to be able to make a comparison between those streets.
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Around the World in 40 Places | On the Commons

Around the World in 40 Places | On the Commons | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
*Every community needs a commons where people can gather as friends, neighbors and citizens. This can be a grand public square, a humble Main Street or a vacant lot with a few handmade benches where locals sit down for conversation.
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Philadelphia E-Lane Initiative April 1, 2012

Mayor of Philadelphia announces new E-Lane Initiative, April 1, 2012...
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After Sandy, New Yorkers Turn to Bikes | Urban planning and sustainable mobility

After Sandy, New Yorkers Turn to Bikes | Urban planning and sustainable mobility | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it
With public transportation crippled and traffic moving at a snail's pace in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many New Yorkers are rediscovering the joys of bike riding, either digging their old bikes out of the basement or buying their first one.
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Economic Gardening: My Favorite New-to-Me Idea of 2012

Economic Gardening: My Favorite New-to-Me Idea of 2012 | Urban Planning MN | Scoop.it

Conventional economic development strategy notes that there are some engines of prosperity elsewhere and then seeks to transplant those engines to the city. Economic gardening says that instead of playing this game of zero-sum competition, local authorities ought to look around at the businesses they already have and ask what would it take for some of these firms to grow.

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