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Friday Funny: Goats Love a High Rise

“A set of towers, spread across the globe, have given goats the opportunity to make good on their evolutionary heritage and farmers a chance to leave an unforgettable impression on visitors. And don't worry -- there hasn't been a single report of the ... [Published Planetizen - 31 mins ago]
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Chicago Planning Flyover Fix for North Side El Lines

The Chicago Transit Authority recently announced plans “to build a bridge or bypass for the Brown Line where it crosses the Red and Purple line over Clark Street a couple of blocks south of Wrigley Field,” according to a report by Greg Hinz.The CTA Red-Purple ... [Published Planetizen - 1 hour ago]
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Seattle Adopts New Bicycle Master Plan

“The Seattle City Council has unanimously agreed to overhaul its Bicycle Master Plan , to provide separated bike lanes as well as a network of calm back-street routes known as greenways,” reports Mike Linblom. Seattle adopted its previous Bicycle Master ... [Published Planetizen - 1 hour ago]
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Freeway Cap, Penn’s Landing Waterfront Details Emerging in Philadelphia

Kellie Patrick Gates relays information shared during a meeting between the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation about the progress by project designer Hargreaves Associates on a conceptual plan for a new Penn’s Landing. ... [Published Planetizen - 3 hours ago]
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10 Common Characteristics of Successful Markets

After a period of decline in the 20th century, central markets are experiencing a true renaissance in the North America: farmers’ markets, flea markets, and food truck rallies are now popular destinations for eating and shopping.As markets once again ... [Published Planetizen - 4 hours ago]
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Is it a Suburban Exodus Yet?

"It is a well-trod trail: Suburban youngsters enter their early 20s, leave their parents’ comfortable Tudors or colonials for the pizazz of the city, dawdle a few years until they find mates and begin having children and then, seeking more space and good ... [Published Planetizen - 6 hours ago]
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Rent Unaffordable in 90 U.S. Cities

“An analysis for The New York Times by  Zillow , the real estate website, found 90 cities where the median rent — not including utilities — was more than 30 percent of the median gross income,” reports Shaila Dewan.“Nationally, half of all renters are ... [Published Planetizen - 19 hours ago]
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Why Don’t More Conservatives Support Smart Growth?

In an article following on a recent post by Richard Florida about the political divide between urban and suburban America , James Bacon proclaims, “I’m one of the world’s few conservatives who supports the broader vision of the Smart Growth movement. ... [Published Planetizen - 21 hours ago]
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Arguing for City-Focused Sustainable Development Goals

“I personally believe it is critical that the UN make cities a centerpiece of its new sustainable development goals. The reason is simple: It is cities, not nations, that are the fundamental economic, political, and social organizing units of our time. ... [Published Planetizen - 22 hours ago]
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The Rising Costs of Water Quality

“The costs of managing drinking-water quality are substantial and rising. The federal Environmental Protection Agency estimated last year that the nation may need to spend upwards of $380 billion in capital costs alone to upgrade its drinking water systems,” ... [Published Planetizen - 23 hours ago]
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Urban Planning for Public Health in California’s San Joaquin Valley

The American Lung Association is making the connections between urban-planning and public health in California’s San Joaquin Valley, according to a recent article by Ernie Smith.“See, the region, which includes the cities of Fresno and Bakersfield, has ... [Published Planetizen - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Pittsburgh Land Bank Approved—With Compromises

“Pittsburgh City Council on Monday voted to create the Pittsburgh Land Bank, the culmination of weeks of rancorous debate and compromise,” reports Moriah Balingit. “The land bank, like the city, will be empowered to acquire land when owners fall more ... [Published Planetizen - Apr 17 2014]

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Berger cites the example of several New York counties: "Since 2000, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk have experienced a drop in the number of 25- to 44-year-olds, with the declines particularly sharp in more affluent communities. Between 2000 and 2011, Rye, for example, had a 63 percent decrease in 25- to 34-year-old residents and a 16 percent decrease in 35- to 44-year-olds."
...The lifting of Sunday parking charges pased on a 7-1 vote and the SFMTA budget was unanimously adopted by the board, "setting up another showdown at the Board of Supervisors when it considers the MTA budget" writes
...Richards says she is in "listening mode," but also lays out a few goals for the national organization, including working at the state level: " I can use my network to connect CNU with a lot of statewide organizations. You have the ped-bike people, the health initiatives, and community development organizations. These are all local, regional, and state organizations that are advocating for places people love, and we will benefit by bringing them all to the table" Richards explained
McDonald, Noreen C , David A Salvesen, H Renee Kuhlman, and Tabitha S Combs. 2014 "The Impact of Changes in State Minimum Acreage Policies on School Siting Practices." Journal of Planning Education and Research: 0739456X14522493

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Friday Funny: Goats Love a High Rise [Published Planetizen - 31 mins ago]
Seattle Adopts New Bicycle Master Plan [Published Planetizen - 1 hour ago]
Chicago Planning Flyover Fix for North Side El ... [Published Planetizen - 1 hour ago]
Freeway Cap, Penn’s Landing Waterfront Details ... [Published Planetizen - 3 hours ago]
10 Common Characteristics of Successful Markets [Published Planetizen - 4 hours ago]
Is it a Suburban Exodus Yet? [Published Planetizen - 6 hours ago]
Rent Unaffordable in 90 U.S. Cities [Published Planetizen - 19 hours ago]
Why Don’t More Conservatives Support Smart Growth? [Published Planetizen - 21 hours ago]
Arguing for City-Focused Sustainable Developmen... [Published Planetizen - 22 hours ago]
Urban Planning for Public Health in California’... [Published Planetizen - 23 hours ago]
The Rising Costs of Water Quality [Published Planetizen - 23 hours ago]
Pittsburgh Land Bank Approved—With Compromises [Published Planetizen - Apr 17 2014]
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