Berczy Park Fountain in Toronto. Designer Claude Cormier. Photo: Flickr user liberrianPH

Headlines: People & other creatures

Complete streets, parks for dogs, lessons on urbanism, gentrification, and the passing of a great urbanist too soon

Rural divide

Washington Post, June 18, 2017
While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. 

Lessons on urbanism from a Vancouver veteran

Vox, June 19, 2017
In Vancouver, like few other North American cities, nothing is simply left to chance, or developers, or the market.

The unaffordable urban paradise

MIT Technology Review, June 19, 2017
Tech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars. Now they’re tearing those cities apart.

Brandon Klayko, urbanist and former AN editor, dies at 33

The Architect’s Newspaper, June 21, 2017
As a writer Klayko was well versed in developments throughout New York City, but he will perhaps be best remembered for Broken Sidewalk, a website devoted to his hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Local Headlines

Tiny trail project opens big opportunities

Missoulian, June 15, 2017
Barely a thousand feet long, the Canyon River Trail Connection completes a path linking at least four communities. 

A place for everyone and their dog

The Globe and Mail, June 16, 2017
Claude Cormier designs Berczy Park with a view to helping people of disparate interests get along.

Baltimore learns a lesson in complete streets planning

Next City, June 13, 2017
City encounters a few bumps along the way to realizing complete-street designs.

A suburb designed to end redlining is fighting luxury condofication

Next City, June 19, 2017
More than $2 billion in new construction is headed to downtown Columbia with the intent of urbanizing what is now a tree-shaded parkway bordered by a few public attractions.

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