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View Resource Planetizen: The Planning and Development Network

Over the past few decades, many ideas in the field of planning have become almost buzz-words in the popular press, including Sustainable Developmentā€ and New Urbanism. With the increased interest in planning, PLANetizen was created three years ago as "a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community." The site features a host of frequently updated links to...
View Resource Rising urban community fortunes continue to spark debate among local residents and policy-makers

By now the script for the process of gentrification is fairly recognizable throughout American cities: Wealthy residents move into (or return to) inner-city neighborhoods to be close to various urban amenities and eventually displace long-time residents who are unable to pay rising property costs (such as increased taxes and so on). The process is so well known that in fact it even served as one...