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Planetizen’s Best Planning & Development Websites for 2013

Planetizen’s Best Planning & Development Websites for 2013

Planetizen just announced its best websites devoted to planning and development for 2013.  The list highlights some amazing resources that can be found online including: Abandoned America:  Matthew Christophe has made it his mission to document the “mesmerizing beauty and lost history” embodied in abandoned buildings throughout the United States. BlightStatus: . . . .a […]

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20 Innovative Ideas for Cities

20 Innovative Ideas for Cities

Speaking of cities and innovation, Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced the finalists of its “Mayors Challenge” competition “to celebrate the creative problem solving and incredible innovation that is happening in city halls from coast to coast.”  Cities were asked to submit ideas on the creative use of technology in service delivery and governance.  The idea judged […]

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LocalData:  A Revolution in Community Planning?

LocalData: A Revolution in Community Planning?

More interesting stuff from the cloud.  Planetizen has a link to a FastCompany piece on LocalData, a web-based data application that could revolutionize community planning.  How so?  Well, as post author Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan suggests, suppose you are a community organizer in Detroit that want to help organize a local community garden program.  How could LocalData […]

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