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View Resource Levittown, Pa: Building the Suburban Dream

High-minded architectural critics derided its very form and cookie-cutter execution and sociologists wrote of the "organization men" who drove out of its bucolic curvilinear streets each morning, but Levittowns (there were three of them in total) were immensely popular with the general public after World War II. This fine online exhibit from the State Museum of Pennsylvania explores the Levittown...
View Resource People Make Places: Growing the Public Life of Cities

Demos is a public policy and advocacy think-tank based in Britain that is well-regarded for its diverse studies on such timely issues as urban governance, the public and the media, and a number of other topics. This latest report from co-authors Melissa Mean and Charlie Tims takes on the always-timely theme of how cities might create more effective public spaces in cities that will work well for a...
View Resource Active Living by Design

Members of the public health community and those from the world of urban planning have teamed up to create the Active Living By Design program, and by extension, this fine website. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and an academic home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, the program was created “to increase physical activity through...
View Resource University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension was formally started in 1914, and back in those days, they were involved with the effort to build good roads around the state. In the past century, their mission has expanded exponentially, and this site contains items about their work in the Silver State as well as a number that are of general interest. The materials on the site are divided into six...
View Resource Humanitarian Engineering at Mines

The Humanitarian Engineering program at the Colorado School of Mines trains students to "co-create just and sustainable solutions for communities." As the site explains, too often engineers design projects without listening closely to what communities, especially poor communities, really want. The program educates students toward a number of outcomes, including collaborative identification of...

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