Memorial Park, Houston. Wikimedia, public domain.

Headlines: Cities Are Changing the Game

Some U.S. cities and towns make bold moves toward better urbanism

Minneapolis confronts its history of housing segregation
Slate, December 7, 2018
Minneapolis becomes the first U.S. city to end single-family residential zoning for future development.

AirBnB’s Backyard initiative to roll out house designs in 2019
Dezeen, December 4, 2018
Envisioning designs for shared housing.​

Why more and more cities aren’t prioritizing your parking troubles
Governing, December 2018
More cities are abolishing parking minimums in the urban core.

 

Local News & Around the World

Reviving Houston’s Memorial Park from the ground up
Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2018
Restoring the 1,500 green space considered by many to be Houston’s urban forest.

Opinion: Chicago’s success must be bigger than the downtown boom
Crain’s Chicago Business, December 6, 2018
As long as Chicago is losing population and plagued by racial and economic inequity, does becoming the fourth-largest city in the U.S. even matter?

Rethinking Sheridan Drive: Bike lanes, smarter traffic signals – and roundabouts
The Buffalo News, December 8, 2018
Spurred on by a recent charrette sponsored by CNU’s New York chapter, the Town of Tonawanda examines options for making a major intersection and Sheridan Drive more accommodating for bicycles and pedestrians.

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