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View Resource Towards a New Metropolis: The Opportunity to Rebuild America

Since the 1960s, many scholars with an interest in urban affairs have chimed in with important research works that examine what one legendary professor referred to as the "unheavenly city" and its problems. In this paper (presented as part of The Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy research group), Professor Arthur C. Nelson of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University turns...
View Resource Shaping Livable Cities

Thinking about policy solutions for urban regions is a great deal easier than actually putting them into action, and that is why this latest report from The International Development Research Centre in Canada is most welcome. This recently released 36-page report starts off with this important sentence: "They [cities] are engines of economic growth and cultural prosperity, but they are also...
View Resource LSE Cities: Urban Age

The Urban Age group was initiated by the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society. The group's principal aim is "to shape the thinking and practice of urban leaders and sustainable urban development." To accomplish this, they have coalesced around four key themes, which include labour market and work places, public...
View Resource American Architectural Foundation

Those who have scoured the web for architecture sites may have come across the homepage of the American Architectural Foundation (AAF), but those who haven't will find this site to be quite a find. Founded in 1943, the AAF "seeks to educate individuals and community leaders about the power of architecture to improve lives and transform the places where we live, learn, work, and play." Visitors to...
View Resource As 'white flight' comes to an end, policymakers and community leaders talk about what this means for American cities

Racial Balance Shifts as 'White Flight' Subsides [Real Player] How Willie Kathryn Suggs Changed the Harlem Real-Estate Market In Thousands of Images, a Photographer Builds a History in Harlem [Free registration may be...
View Resource Places Wire

Are you curious to learn more about cities? You'd do well to make a beeline for the Places Wire site, which offers a cornucopia of material on urban parks, public policy, architecture, planning, and other topics. In sum total, the site is a "curated feed of news and commentary on architecture, landscape and urbanism." The site has partnered with 20 different organizations to provide new content on...

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