SPRUCING UP SMALL CITIES
Towns like Middletown, New York, in the Hudson River Valley are revitalizing with the help of a regional not-for-profit planning group. Planner-trained stakeholders are spearheading projects to restore their cities’ deteriorated or underused assets to attract residents, tourists, and businesses. Their story and others ― about a planned 50-state bike route, success as a private-practice planner, and leaving Philadelphia’s transit tokens behind ― await you in the November issue of Planning.
A regional planning organization in New York’s Hudson Valley helps a small class of stakeholders achieve success. Jonathan Lerner reports.
With courses closing faster than they're opening, repurposing acreage is at the fore, writes Debbie Sullivan Reslock.
Deborah L. Myerson interviews planners about what it takes to work on the other side of the desk.
Thomas Sullivan chronicles the efforts to build a national cycling network. Stacy Weisfeld provides a sidebar on bike valets.
Moving to a high-tech payment system is hardly a token gesture — Philadelphia is finding out it’s actually immensely complicated. By Jake Blumgart.
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Small-box sprawl, Ontario regional planning.
Reid Ewing delves into fire-resilient community design.
Temporary use regulations.
Hurricane Sandy, community organizing.
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