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View Resource Forgotten NY

Like many urban areas throughout the world, New York has experienced numerous transformations during its storied past, with certain elements of the built environment existing as mere palimpsests amidst more modern surroundings. Kevin Walsh, a lifelong New Yorker, has fashioned this fun and informative tribute to the various elements of the city's compelling past. The sections featured on the site...

http://forgotten-ny.com/
View Resource Urban Archives

How do people understand what goes on in cities? What types of communications take place in public spaces? These are a few of the questions that the Urban Archives group at the University of Washington is interested in exploring. Comprised of a broad range of scholars, the Urban Archives group hopes "to create a conversation between scholars, artists and activists interested in a variety of issues...

http://content.lib.washington.edu/uaweb/
View Resource The Avenue: The New Republic

For those with an interest in urban affairs, city planning, and related policy matters, this venture from The New Republic and the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program will be a most welcome discovery. The Avenue is set up primarily as a blog that brings together current news stories, policy reports, and other forms of analysis from across a very diverse set of sources. No urban...

https://newrepublic.com/tags/avenue
View Resource Children in urban areas around the world continue to face tremendous challenges

Make children the cornerstone of urban decision-making, urges UNICEF http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/feb/28/unicef-children-central-urban-planning?newsfeed=true Cities are failing children, UNICEF warns http://www.unicef.org/media/media_61839.html World's slum children in desperate need, UNICEF...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0302