CityLab / November 10, 2017

How local governments came to embrace public-private partnerships

Many officials view public-private partnerships as key to unlocking change at the state and even the city level. The value of these partnerships is the ability to bundle together the design, build, financing, operations, and maintenance.

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.