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    Published on 24 Jan 2012 8:00 AM
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    Cardinal writes:

    From the LinkedIn site:

    It is with deep regret that we have to report that after 20 years in business as an independently owned and operated publication for citizen planners, the Planning Commissioners Journal will be ending publication this Spring. Unfortunately, the long economic recession and the impact it has had on municipalities—who make up over 90 percent of our subscription base—has left us in a position where it is simply not economically feasible to continue publication.
    Published on 16 Dec 2011 9:00 AM
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    By Perry Norton FAICP

    It may be a tad bit contrived to set up Garreau v. Duany as a symbol of the conflict, but there is a conflict, a historical one, which is represented by the products which these two have presented.

    In Edge City, Garreau looks out and views the post WWII evolution of the built environment in our metropolitan regions: first the outmigration to the Levittowns and the Park Forests, then the auto-oriented shopping malls, then the nice clean electronic ratables and landscaped office parks. He sees a new coalescence of urbanized nodes (e.g., Tysons Corner), the product of free flowing free enterprise, he gives them a name, and he calls it good. He credits it to the deeply rooted good sense of the general public to know what is going to work.

    What Garreau touched off was resuscitation of a debate almost as old as the profession itself: sprawl development v. planned development. ...
    Published on 18 Nov 2011 7:00 AM
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    Urbanspace Gallery is a gallery in Toronto that features exhibitions and events that celebrate and analyze neighborhoods, public spaces, transportation systems including walking, governance ideas, and citizen participation. The gallery currently has an exhibit called "The Fourth Wall", which includes ideas from graphic designers about how to improve public meeting notices. (!) ...
    by Published on 08 Nov 2011 7:00 AM
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    TED, an acronym for "Technology, Entertainment and Design", is a series of conferences formed to spread "ideas worth spreading". TED's mission statement is:

    "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."

    TED conferences include a number of TED Talks by influential presenters on a variety of subjects. The popularity of TED spread when TED Talks were made available online, and a growing number of TEDx events were organized in cities throughout the world. Until recently, the talks focused on technology, multimedia, science and design. With awareness of issues related to the built environment coming to the forefront in recent years, it was inevitable that urban planning and urbanism would become the subject of many TED Talks. Here's 12 planning-related Talks as an introduction to what TED offers. Unfortunately, they aren't eligible for AICP CE credits. ...