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Minneapolis climate equity action plan: How is the city approaching climate justice?

The city of Minneapolis’ newly released draft of the Climate Equity Action Plan seeks to address the climate inequities that many of Minneapolis’ BIPOC and lower-income communities face.

Jeff Speck: Urban planner revisits ‘Walkable City,’ 10 years later

Jeff Speck: Urban planner revisits ‘Walkable City,’ 10 years later

In an excerpt from the book’s new 10th anniversary edition, author and urban planner Jeff Speck looks at how the streets of US cities have changed.
What if we put housing on top of strip malls outside cities?

What if we put housing on top of strip malls outside cities?

There’s a lot of space for apartments above the commercial real estate on main suburban streets.
COVID forced cities to redesign their streets. Now, some of those changes are permanent

COVID forced cities to redesign their streets. Now, some of those changes are permanent

In 2020, cities adapted to COVID-19 with open streets, outdoor dining, and added bike lanes. In 2021, some of those changes became permanent—and advocates for walkable, bikeable cities can take lessons from what worked to redesign even more streets.
As Biden shifts infrastructure focus to climate and racial justice, cities and states alter pitches for federal money

As Biden shifts infrastructure focus to climate and racial justice, cities and states alter pitches for federal money

The Department of Transportation has tied $2 billion in coveted grant funds to the administration’s social-justice goals.
The downsides of a 15-minute city
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The downsides of a 15-minute city

Urban experts warn that a popular post-pandemic design principle may not translate well from Europe to North America, and could exacerbate inequality. 
Your daily commute won't ever be the same
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Your daily commute won't ever be the same

Coronavirus will upend—but perhaps make healthier—the ways we use trains, buses, and bike lanes in our post-pandemic future.
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