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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The Pink Zone – where small is possible

The Pink Zone is a tool for concentrating resources to enable small-scale, community-centered revitalization. It defines an area of focus, leverages a suite of tools, and provides a community platform to gather resources and make commitments.
HANK DITTMAR, BRIAN FALKDEC. 1, 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
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Why new urbanism is the answer all over again

The ground-up movement which helped defeat urban decay in the 1980s is just as relevant now our cities face the opposite problem.
HANK DITTMARMAY. 2, 2017