Headlines: Neighborhoods, traditions, and iconic places

Toward neighborhood-centered reform, the perils of preservation, and celebrating urbanism worldwide

The neighborhood is the unit of change
New York Times, October 18, 2018
If you’re trying to improve lives, maybe you have to think about changing many elements of a single neighborhood, in a systematic way, at a steady pace.

The price of saving Grand Central
CityLab, October 17, 2018
The Supreme Court ruling that rescued the icon also opened the door for other, more controversial preservation cases.

The dying art of creating a home with pen and paper
Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2018
In an age of AutoCAD and digitally produced designs, these architects collaborate with clients using hand-drawn plans

 

Local News & Around the World

Bogota steps around to the future with Walk21
The City Paper, October 12, 2018
Walk21 hosted 1,800 delegates from around the world, with plenary sessions, “walkshops,” academic talks, plenty of outdoor engagements.

How we put African urbanism on the map
University of Cape Town News, October 15, 2018
Over the past decade, the African Centre for Cities has become an authority on African urbanism. 

A Ramsay County Board race pits old Saint Paul against New Urbanism
Twin Cities Pioneer Press, October 19, 2018
“We need to have a community conversation and process to determine exactly what’s needed on these streets… they need to be streets designed for the neighborhoods, not just through traffic.”

New Urbanism key to continued growth
Kenton Bee, October 17, 2018
The New York State Chapter of the Congress for The New Urbanism held a weekend event in Amherst, presenting ideas about land use, economics, equity, agricultural land protection, smart growth, infrastructure, sprawl repair, and more for Western New York.

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