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From Motown to Growtown, to Frogtown

Another example of urban pioneers making a difference in the transformation of a decapitating American city.


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Managing waste in an affordable community

How collaboration is fueling a massive cleanup effort in affordable communities around the world.


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Top Five Projects

A list of the EPA’s five winning projects around the country.


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Apple gets into TOD-Like!

Check out Lincoln Park’s newly-renovated subway station. It kind of makes us think about our TOD thought process in a bit of a different way. The high prices for land and property, along with the ubiquitous uncertainty about the direction of our cities; repositioning dilapidated, underutilized properties in great neighborhoods to serve transit seems like [...]


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Landgrab

Nicola Twiley of Ediblegeography, hosts a thrilling conversation about of global food crisis and how some urban thought leadership, similar to what we have been researching at TCGMN, may have to offer, in terms of a solution.


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What Good is A Stroller?

Ian Sacs, a transportation engineer based in New York City shares his youthful perspective (something we get our fair share of) with Planetizen.


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Geo Eco Slumdog?

Another take on The Geo Eco Lab, how some of the world’s leading architects and designers are rethinking the development model for the swag city of the future.


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Detroit Has The Answers

Palladium teams up with creatives from Virtue and Johnny Knoxville of MTV’s Jackass to do some real urban exploration in Detroit. They find some very intriguing stuff.


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The “New, New Urbanism”

Recently, our innovation squadron has been focusing energy toward the future health and vitality of our cities. We see this as an attempt to solve global problems at local levels. This work has allowed us to make a foray into urban agriculture, creating Minnesota’s first rooftop farming company, Cornerstone Rooftop Farms. Our first farm, located [...]


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Greensgrow Market

We need to start looking at our cities and how we go about using land and collaborating with owners and users alike in order to take sustainability to a real, meaningful level.