A marching band makes its way through Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo: Payton Chung via Flickr.

Headlines: The many players in urbanism

Music for cities, cities for all, and new New Urbanist places springing up in the suburbs

Music can improve our cities. So why isn’t musical urbanism a thing?
CityMetric, August 23, 2017
“If cities are living organisms ebbing and flowing within a changing, integrated ecosystem, then music is an indicator that can be used to measure the health and vitality of such an ecosystem.”

The future of traditional urbanism: conservativism in cities and towns
R Street, August 24, 2017
A convening hosted by The American Conservative and R Street explores why conservatives should examine and support urbanist principles for making cities and towns more livable and equitable.

“It’s not for me”: how San Francisco’s bike-share scheme became a symbol of gentrification.
The Guardian, August 21, 2017
In San Francisco, New York, and Portland, bike-sharing services have come under fire.

Designing a mega-city for mental health
CityLab, August 21, 2017

The Center for Urban Design and Mental Health in Tokyo…recommends that cities incorporate four main themes into urban design to support mental health: green spaces, active spaces, social spaces, and safe spaces. 

 

Local News

Shreveport mayor votes to bulldoze a Black neighborhood to build a highway
Streetsblog USA, August 22, 2017
A 3.5 connector highway could slice through the neighborhood of Allendale in Shreveport, Louisiana.

How to build better burbs to ease the housing crunch
The Tyee, August 21, 2017
In Vancouver as elsewhere, more walkable, mixed-use suburban neighborhoods are evolving.

Hilltop Urban Farm in South Pittsburgh is set to become the largest urban farm in the country.
Next Pittsburgh, August 24, 2017
The 107-acre property is in the city's tiny St. Clair neighborhood, partly on the site of a demolished housing project.

DeBary developer plans ‘agrihood,’ where residents can grow their own
The West Volusia Beacon, August 23, 2017
700 planned homesites with ample green space, room to grow food, and New Urbanist principles of walkability and shared public space. 

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