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September 06, 2018

Cool Places to Cool Off

"And perhaps most impactfully, these makeovers are inspiring cities to rethink the role and potential of their public pool systems. When city leaders start to look at public pools not just as places to cool off, but as cool places, nearly anything is possible."

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ABC 7

June 28, 2018

"Cooling Off" in NYC

Three cheers to the fine folks at NYC Parks for making a splash with their #CoolPoolsNYC initiative at 5 public pools throughout the city! Cool Pools is designed to "increase attendance, improve quality of life, and bring neighbors together to interact with their local community pools --and each other -- in fun new ways" Take a trip to check out one of NYC's 5 cool pool locations this summer!

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Reimagining the Civic Commons

May 17, 2018

Measuring what matters in the commons

Our baseline metrics reports for the Civic Commons initiative are out in the world! Following up on a first year of data analysis, we'll be going back out this summer and fall to see what impact the first roster of built projects (including Detroit's Ella Fitzgerald Park, HomeBase, and Memphis's Mississippi River Park) are having on their communities.

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April 11, 2018

Innovation and Evolution in North Texas

Richardson, a first ring suburb in the fast growing Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, has kicked off a Transit-Oriented Development and Innovation District Study to imagine its evolution as technology and the region changes.

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NY TIMES

January 18, 2018

News that’s sure to make you SMILE!

Philadelphia has been named by Amazon as one of 20 finalists for HQ2! Looking forward to the next steps of this process.

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INFORUM

December 04, 2017

City Commission Approves Downtown InFocus Plan

Some good news - the City of Fargo and the City Commission adopted Fargo InFocus on December 4th, 2017!

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Plan Philly

November 10, 2017

A New Plan for Chinatown

“Chinatown is a neighborhood that is constantly changing and adapting in order to survive,” said Sarah Yeung, director of planning for PCDC. “The key is to strike a balanced approach while at the same time not letting go of our values, which is to allow for community self-determination and to create an equitable community.”

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Citylab

September 15, 2017

Pittsburgh's EcoInnovation District leaps forward

Citylab featured our EcoInnovation District plan and just this week it was formally adopted by the Planning Commission! Our local partners have already organized a task force to tackle implementation. Next up, a revamped zoning code for the district that will serve as a template for zoning changes city-wide.

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Newsworks

September 15, 2017

Wilmington Comprehensive Plan gets moving

...and we're off. With a steering committee in place, we've begun our year-long process to create a vision and plan for the future of Wilmington. We're excited to work with Mayor Purzycki, City staff and Wilmington residents and businesses to bring their ideas to life!

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WABE 90.1 Atlanta

September 15, 2017

Another great event in Downtown Atlanta

Great press for our recent public event in Downtown. The event at the Central Library was designed to preview ideas before drafting the plans and gaining some insights from the public about their priorities.

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