Hank Dittmar

Hank Dittmar advises governments, companies and communities all over the world on making cities and towns more liveable and resilient. He is a former chief executive of The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment in London, board chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and president and CEO of Reconnecting America.

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A city that works for the elderly works for everybody

London, like many cities, is aging. That presents a design and policy challenge in housing, transportation, and basic services—issues that relate to changing demographics on both sides of the Atlantic.
HANK DITTMARFEB. 29, 2016
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Vital little plans: Jane Jacobs in the age of global capitalism and rent seeking

After all these years, Jacobs's thinking still contrasts starkly with the planning and economic orthodoxy of assembling large sites for master development and subsidizing the likes of Amazon.
HANK DITTMARNOV. 17, 2017
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Vital little plans: Jane Jacobs in the age of global capitalism and rent seeking

After all these years, Jacobs's thinking still contrasts starkly with the planning and economic orthodoxy of assembling large sites for master development and subsidizing the likes of Amazon.
HANK DITTMARNOV. 17, 2017