Planning to encourage and influence healthier behavior! What a novel idea … Can urban planning make people healthier? Last week, the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) announced the launch of ten “healthy new towns” across England. These towns, which will contain 76,000 new homes and … Continue reading England’s Healthy Living Communities Will Use Urban Planning To Encourage Healthier Lifestyles
I came across this great report while working on a grant for a pop-up-park. The report helped me convey what I was looking to do to others in the office, as well as provided me with examples of other places that have been implementing similar … Continue reading Tactical URBANISM
I just came across this report from Edward J. Blakely, 2007 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. I used it in grad school for a few reports. Below is the abstract and a link to the full report. After the wacky weather this December and most of 2015, … Continue reading Urban Planning for Climate Change
There are some great statistics that really help make the case for protected bike lanes, came across this article the other day … Florida should really take a look! Don’t listen to the angry drivers shouting at you. By reducing pedestrian and cyclist injuries … Continue reading New York City’s Protected Bike Lanes Have Actually Sped Up Its Car Traffic
After the attacks in Paris on 11/13/2015, many people have come to call for the US to restrict refugees from coming to America. A number of state governors are pandering to calls. More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome … Continue reading Refugees are Human Beings!
We are so close to this goal. We should not change our focus before we meet it. By Elisha Harig-Blaine Since the numbers for the 2013 Point-in- Time (PIT) survey conducted for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) were released, there has … Continue reading How Can We End Homelessness? Let’s Start—and Finish—With Veterans
Federal funding to end veteran homelessness has had a real impact, but a nationwide shortage of affordable housing could make its success temporary. By Maria Foscarinis In 2010, the Obama administration announced a Federal Plan to End Homelessness. Developed by the U.S. Interagency Council on … Continue reading Without More Affordable Housing, Veteran Homelessness Will Return