Equity & Diversity

  • The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 2): How displacing low-income families increases inequality

    The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 2): How displacing low-income families increases inequality

    How displacing low-income families from urban centers increases socioeconomic disparity, and what to do about it.

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  • Residential communities that work for all income levels

    Residential communities that work for all income levels

    A look at designing residences within established neighborhoods for people who require financial support

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  • The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 1): 3 urban trends driving economic inequality

    The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 1): 3 urban trends driving economic inequality

    How urban centers are turning into engines for equity crisis (and some solutions).

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  • Going beyond green: Sustainability for seniors

    Going beyond green: Sustainability for seniors

    Read Joe Geller's article in the American Institute of Architects Magazine.

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  • 3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support

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  • David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 201853:17

    David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 2018

    On March 22, 2018, David presented to an international audience at the 2018 New Zealand Planning Institute conference about the growing demand for denser, mixed-use, walkable—urban—environments in the

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  • Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    In Smart & Resilient Cities, Susan Marlow explores why communities wanting to become more resilient should anticipate and adapt to the stressors that new technology-driven transportation will bring

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world

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  • In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really happened?

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • Published in CityLab: Like People, Diseases Travel Fast These Days

    In this CityLab article, Urban Places team member, Nels Nelson, discusses a broader approach to urban resilience to help reduce the risk of urban epidemics and the cost of containing them.

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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  • What does affordable housing look like in a thriving metro area?

    What does affordable housing look like in a thriving metro area?

    Downtown Denver is booming, and the new Ashley Union Station provides a fully integrated home for families from multiple income levels

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  • Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?

    Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?

    Getting out of single-occupancy vehicles and seamlessly connecting shared travel modes will increase equity and reduce traffic congestion

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  • Brooklyn Village: equity and innovation in urban revitalization12:54

    Brooklyn Village: equity and innovation in urban revitalization

    One of the largest redevelopment projects in the Carolinas, Brooklyn Village digs into the cultural roots of a community.

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  • Advancing inclusion and diversity in the mining industry

    Advancing inclusion and diversity in the mining industry

    In today’s business environment, having a diverse workforce is essential

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  • Student housing: How do universities ensure they have the right special-needs spaces?

    Student housing: How do universities ensure they have the right special-needs spaces?

    In understanding the rationale behind accessibility codes, architects can use easy and reliable metrics during the design phase

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  • Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    In the competition for knowledge workers and jobs, suburbs find a surprising road to success: Becoming more urban

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  • What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    New IDA/Stantec research aims to measure how downtowns contribute to critical issues like social inclusion, vibrancy, and resilience

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