Next City / November 6, 2017

$3.28 million will help Philly community groups plan public space makeovers

The Knight Foundation has announced a $3.28 million investment in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Conservancy to develop a citywide engagement strategy. The funds will be used to create a network of public and nonprofit partners to build community participation around public spaces, mobilizing residents as co-creators in shaping their neighborhoods.

The New York Times / October 21, 2017

Freeways are falling out of favor

Several cities face pressure to tear down the 1960s-era mega-roads and reinstate pedestrian-friendly streets.