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What cities, towns or regions have pursued a visionary goal?

I am looking for examples of cities, towns or regions (but especially smaller towns or regions with less than 25,000 population) that have set singular visionary goals for themselves, and have made significant progress in that direction. Links appreciated. [more inside]
posted by beagle on Apr 10, 2015 - 24 answers

There were no train stations. There were no downtowns. Hey, ho, nowhere to go: Ohio.

What are your favorite interesting or telling U.S. pop culture references to urban planning issues, including the image of city/suburb/exurban/rural areas as places to live and the process of creating community? [more inside]
posted by carmicha on Mar 16, 2011 - 32 answers

Besides a career as an architect, which careers are involved in city planning?

Besides a career as an architect, which careers are involved in city planning? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jul 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me plan for planning!

I think urban planning could be my dream profession. I also have no experience whatsoever, all the introductory jobs want experience, and I don't want to go to grad school without KNOWING this is for me. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Who needs architectural postcards and books?

My father has tremendous collections relating to architecture and music. He's also getting old enough that he's beginning to be willing to thin out the collection. What are some some resources that I can steer him towards? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Apr 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Could a subway tunnel be realistically turned into a bike path?

With all the recent bike talk on the green and the blue, I have a few questions about the feasibility of repurposing abandoned subway tunnels with underground bike paths. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Sep 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Two stories from San Fran planning history: sunny plazas and small parcels for small builders. Details?

I'm trying to track down two stories about recent urban planning history in San Francisco: 1) making sure plazas stay sunny at lunchtime, 2) making sure small builders could help redevelop a large area. Do you know these stories? Do you know of good online sources for San Francisco urban planning history? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 answers

How would you protect a city from terrorism?

If you ran a city, what would you do, in a practical and local sense, to help protect your city from terrorist attacks?
posted by pracowity on Jul 7, 2005 - 13 answers

I love meticulous documentation of the environment.

So, I love Chicago mile-by-mile and the Stanford cityblock project. Lately I've been looking for other examples of this sort of meticulous documentation of the environment. Anyone got any leads? [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Sep 28, 2004 - 6 answers

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