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How to Launch a Placemaking Campaign in 5 Steps

Want to create a local placemaking campaign in your town? Here are five tips to help make it happen.

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5 Urban Village Projects Changing Communities

Grassroots community organizations are transforming physical and social landscapes in cities by adding value to the community, creating bonds of trust and comradeship, and linking neighbors together.

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Isley, Jasper, Isley ~ Caravan of Love

In celebration of the Climate Deal, we’re dropping the needle on a little “Caravan of Love” – don’t miss the UN action!

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How We’ll Make the World a Better Place by 2030

Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals can be achieved.

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Witness a Modern Barn Raising: Friends Help Build Dream Home

Witness a modern barn raising. Watch The Cinder Cone, a short film about a community of close friends building a dream home in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks

This is what it looks when you transform a dehumanized cityscape into a re-humanized one. It’s alive! Alive.

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Cutting Edge: Tool Libraries

Up and down the Left Coast, cities and communities are creating lending libraries—for kitchen tools, construction, landscaping, and more.

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11 Affordable Left Coast Housing Alternatives

Here, we’ve rounded up 11 affordable housing alternatives for city dwellers because if we want cities to thrive, we need to rethink how we house everybody, not just the rich.

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Good Civic Planning Begins with Listening to People

San Francisco partnered with StoryCorps to record the history of the people in Bay View as a first step in the civic planning process.

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How Might We Cook in 2025?

What kind of suggestions would this smart table make if you got on top of it and started things cooking like Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange in The Postman Always Rings Twice?