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  • Cleveland Police Diversity Training Aimed to Combat Biases

    “The Cleveland police department will participate in a three-year research study aimed at identifying the most effective ways to combat subconscious police biases against people of different races, genders and…

  • Sidewalk Cafes: A Powerful Tool for Walkability

    Enticing residents to walk in their community is fueled by curb appeal. With sidewalk cafes, people’s desire to walk is enhanced, which can increase patronage and public health. Not to…

  • New Mapping Brings Tourism to Businesses

    Traditional maps, with concentric circles superimposed over the top of maps that are time-based, will show you how long it will take you to arrive at your destination. The “time…

  • How to Keep Young Families Downtown

    How do cities keep young families downtown, rather than suburbs? A family-friendly design includes bigger housing, amenities for families, and a safe, welcoming public realm. The space needs to grow…

  • Would you Let your Child Bike Here?

    Denmark’s cities are designed to make children and adults feel safe while bicycling. Making cycling safer through education and redesigned bike lanes improves public health and reduces CO2 emissions, noise…

  • Fighting Urban Blight with Dainty Dwellings

    Tiny homes in Detroit are part of a rent-to-buy housing program giving low-income residents the chance to achieve home ownership.  A nonprofit, Cass Community Social Services, has designed an innovative…

  • Imagining a Citizen-Led Smart City

    The buzziest of buzzwords in urban planning is the “smart city”—a metropolis laced with wireless sensors that track everything from weather and water flow to gunshots and foot traffic. The sensing…