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    Submitted by: Lisa | September 9th, 2014

    Urbanism on Tap – constructive conversations about ideas shaping Tampa

    Urbanism on Tap is an event organized by CNU Tampa Bay and The Urban Charrette designed to give an opportunity for the community to engage in constructive conversations about current ideas shaping ampa Florida

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    Submitted by: James Lantelme | August 31st, 2014

    The Presidents’ Breakfast – civic association-led planning

    Twenty-five years ago, Arlington County (Virginia) officials, businesses and neighborhoods along Columbia Pike started a revitalization organization in response to the growing disinvestment along the length of the Pike. Unlike downtown redevelopment, corridors pose special challenges for both economic development and neighborhood buy in; the longer the corridor, the more neighborhoods to involve.  Moreover, corridors spread economic activity along a thin strip of roadway.  In Arlington, presidents from 10 civic associations met regularly to build relationships, planning skills and trust.

     

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    Submitted by: Lisa | July 22nd, 2014

    Seattle 2035 – Flip Cards for Outreach

    For public workshops, Seattle created a series of flip cards featuring trivia about the city.  The cards include stories of major icons in Seattle; people, places and parks.

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    Submitted by: GreaterPlaces | July 21st, 2014

    “What is Zoning?” Toolkit

    The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) created toolkits to help community advocates teach the basics on zoning and affordable housing.  These are public engagement multipliers that spread baseline education beyond traditional local government-led sessions.

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    Submitted by: GreaterPlaces | July 7th, 2014

    Economic Development + Stormwater – What’s New?

    Urban stormwater control is all too often seen as a cost.  How can cities and property owners flip this calculus to reap economic returns?  This booklet, a product of a 2014 American Planning Association national conference session, compiles the latest information from several sources.

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