The Second Annual Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award

Named for the founder of community organization Nos Quedamos, the Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award was created to commemorate her work in the south Bronx and highlight the efforts of community-based planners in New York City. Learn more about this years award recipients.

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The Human Rights Argument For BRT And Pricing

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A map produced by the Pratt Center [pdf] shows neighborhoods with a high concentration of low-income commuters with long commutes. With congestion pricing now before the City Council, the coalition pushing it forward shows signs of strengthening at exactly the right time. One group we’ll be hearing more from is Communities United for Transportation Equity (COMM.U.T.E!), […]

David Brooks: Still Rooting for Auto Dependence and Sprawl

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David Brooks is dreaming of Denver, and in Denver they’re dreaming of transit-oriented, walkable neighborhoods. Photo of 16th Street Mall: ericrichardson/Flickr. Looks like there’s at least one bubble that has yet to burst: David Brooks’ unyielding enthusiasm for exurbs and car dependence. In today’s Times, the nation’s most famous sprawl apologist cites a recent Pew […]