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Citizen participation

There are two processes in the public sphere that we all depend on but that few of us really understand. And what's worse is that both are in trouble. » Read more

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Make your street an open street

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If you think streets are for driving, you’re not alone. But you are also not thinking outside the box. Open Streets initiatives are taking root across the continent, with communities everywhere looking to use their streets for walking, dancing, bicycling, partying, and dozens of other activities that can help build healthier, stronger, more sustainable communities. Here are three ideas and resources from the Planning Tool Exchange to help you open your streets to more than just cars.

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Blockboard puts the whole neighborhood in your hands

Blockboard is the latest start-up building a location-based mobile application that aims to give you a hyperlocal view into everything happening in your neighborhood. The iPhone app is currently available in ‘alpha' for San Francisco's Mission District residents (request an invite) and will expand into other neighborhoods in the coming months. » Read more

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