Hank Dittmar

The late Hank Dittmar advised governments, companies and communities all over the world on making cities and towns more liveable and resilient. He served as 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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Seeing empty homes as an asset, not a liability

Note: Hank Dittmar was a beloved part of CNU and a leader in urban planning, advocacy, and policy. As CEO Lynn Richards expressed, ‘Hank's writing is smart without being elitist, witty and poetic, succinct and often surprising.’ Hank's legacy now...
HANK DITTMARAUG. 27, 2019
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In dark ages, hope lies in the city

On the centenary of Jane Jacobs’s birth, architects and planners lauded her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Both loved and reviled upon its release, it has come to be seen as one of the essential books about the city, the...
HANK DITTMARJUL. 11, 2016
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In dark ages, hope lies in the city

On the centenary of Jane Jacobs’s birth, architects and planners lauded her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Both loved and reviled upon its release, it has come to be seen as one of the essential books about the city, the...
HANK DITTMARJUL. 11, 2016