Design Strategies

Crowdfunded Parks Are Coming and That Isn’t a Bad Thing

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/in-public-crowdfunding-parks In the last four years, more than 30 new businesses have opened on Broad Avenue in the Binghamton section of Memphis. After years of decline, the wide, storefront-lined avenue is finally rebounding as the spine of a new arts district. Ask locals what drove the change and invariably, they will mention the Hampline, a […]

AIANY Housing Committee presents a lecture by Alan Mallach

RSVP at AIANY When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Where: At The Center Alan Mallach, speaker at this year’s Ratensky Lecture, is recognized by the AIANY Housing Committee for a lifetime commitment to affordable housing planning and community development. The annual Ratensky Lecture was initiated by the AIA New York Chapter Housing […]

This Southside Chicago neighborhood is about to become a national park

http://grist.org/cities/this-southside-chicago-neighborhood-is-about-to-become-a-national-park/ The historic Pullman neighborhood, perched on the southeast side of Chicago, is a textural patchwork of industry and humanity. Take a walk through the community and you’ll find shuttered steel mills and railroad tracks intertwined with small, brick rowhouses. On warmer days, there are garden walks and alley parties. The residents here — Hispanics, […]

Twitter proposes sky bridge to link San Francisco offices

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Twitter-proposes-sky-bridge-to-link-SF-offices-5869866.php The bridge would give Twitter workers fewer reasons to leave the campus during the day — but a spokesman for the company says it wouldn’t reduce their contributions to the community. http://gizmodo.com/speed-limits-skybridges-paint-whats-ruining-our-citi-1655096279 When Twitter moved into two buildings on busy Market Street in San Francisco instead of some far-flung suburban site, they were lauded […]

So What Exactly Is a ‘Road Diet’?

Eric Jaffe of CITYLAB offers a closer look at what’s been called “one of the transportation safety field’s greatest success stories”. “Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced an 18-month campaign to improve road safety across the country. One of the things DOT plans to do is create a guide to “road diets” that it […]

MGB POPS

http://madeinbrownsville.org/work/mgb-pops/ http://www.nycedc.com/press-release/nycedc-and-community-solutions-announce-grand-opening-mgb-pops-pop-marketplace-vacant NYCEDC And Community Solutions Announce Grand Opening of MGB Pops!, a Pop Up Marketplace on Vacant Lot in Brownsville