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Atlanta’s Schoolyards to Become After-Hours Green Space – Next City

A new partnership will open up school green space on evenings and weekends so that neighbors have a place to play. Source: Atlanta’s Schoolyards to...

Can Engaging with Contemporary Social Issues Save the Opera?

The dress rehearsal for the opera “Idomeneo” was set for Oct. 10, at Chicago’s Lyric Opera. The voices were in fine form and the...

In Chicago, Science and Industry also Means Art and Creativity

In 1970, Black Aesthetics, a group of community artists and residents from Hyde Park, located on Chicago’s South Side, approached the Museum of Science...

Revised San Diego Law Allows for More Parklets, Pop-Ups

More parklets are going to be popping up in San Diego after the city streamlined its “notoriously complicated” permitting process last year. The updated placemaking...

St. Louis Wants More Artists to Drive Civic Engagement

Established in 1948, Kinloch was Missouri’s first incorporated all-black city. In its heyday, Kinloch had a population of more than 10,000. Today, the population...

Is This the Most Graceful Urban Planning History Lesson Ever?

“The Nutcracker” is a wintertime classic that has helped define the Christmas season for generations. The ballet, set in a little girl’s Christmas Eve...

Finding a Consensus around Historic Preservation in Philadelphia

In the last half-decade, advocates in Philadelphia have built some momentum around the idea that the 336-year-old city is facing a crisis of historic...

The Urbanist Stories That Made Headlines This Year

2018 was a big year, both good and bad, for those of us who follow news about cities. From HQ2 to self-driving cars, these...

Planning for Fast-Rising Seas in Virginia’s Biggest City

In Virginia Beach, the largest city by population in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the sea is rising about twice as fast as the global...