December 2011 issue
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Opportunity for urbanists: Occupy Wall Street
There’s tremendous capital waiting to be invested in urban real estate, but capital funds managers face a gap in experience and expertise.
Odd spots in the urban grid? Turn them into plazas
New York City’s Department of Transportation has carved 54 plazas out of streets and other areas. More are on the way.
The last issue of New Urban News!
Yes, but don’t worry. New Urban News will continue under a new name — Better! Cities & Towns.
Commentary: No room for sense and vision
Sustainable Communities grants eliminated, Choice Neighborhoods increases, TIGER survives
Sustainable Communities 2011 recipients announced
Realtors: Buyers prefer smart growth to sprawl
Protecting historic buildings from destructive additions
Defenders of traditional architecture are pressing for a new interpretation of troublesome Interior Department standards.
Planners and public health specialists must team up
To create healthy places, America needs to groom leaders who combine techniques from planning and public health, a new book says.
What the doctors prescribe
Urbanism blossoming near Georgia university
A Mercer University initiative, with aid from the Knight Foundation, and a class trip to confer with Richard Florida result in “The Lofts at Mercer Village.”
Review: The Plazas of New Mexico
Cohousing evolves into “ecovillages”
‘Parklets’ proliferate along the Pacific
New Artists Village in East Haddam, Connecticut
Scott Merrill wins Seaside Prize
Parkview Community in Youngstown, Ohio
Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook
Earth Advantage Institute
Montgomery County, Maryland: From slow-growth to smart growth
Mall protest on Long Island
Grapevine: Mark Nickita, Sam Zimbabwe, Richard Daley, Connie Moran