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  • 19 Jun 2018 9:22 AM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)


    "As debts pile up, whole new cities of apartment towers sit largely empty amid flashy 

    amenities such as museums, stadiums, and a replica of the Sphinx; residents wonder 

    when they'll have neighbors..."

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/mcsvqn322anqhi7/WSJ%20-%20China%E2%80%99s%20Ghost%20Towns%20Haunt%20Its%20

  • 28 May 2018 12:01 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Hello! I am a recent Master of Science graduate from Tuft's University's Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and have a specialization certificate in Water, Systems, Science and Society. My knowledge and interest areas include climate adaptation, waterfront planning, community economic development, and equitable green design. I aiming to work full-time and contribute to a firm or projects using my skills in community outreach, data visualization, and research. If you'd like to connect please send an email to daleeko@gmail.com or a message via LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-kohn). 


  • 16 Apr 2018 12:24 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Despite its stated goals of promoting transit-oriented development and improving affordability through dense new housing supply, nearly every housing justice organization in California has vehemently opposed SB 827. In a series of interviews, The Planning Report aimed to drill down on the potential impacts of the bill, and depoliticize the contentious policy conversation. 

    https://www.planningreport.com/2018/04/09/ucla-s-michael-storper-squaring-urbanism-density

  • 12 Apr 2018 5:46 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Millennials are making more money in their 20s than Gen Xers or baby boomers did at the same age, but they’re spending the largest share of that income on rent, according to a RENTCafé study reported in Multifamily Executive (4/12/18).

  • 10 Apr 2018 10:14 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The Town of Acton is looking for a Planning Intern. Please share the attached internship posting for anyone who is interested. Please see the attachment for the full description and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until May 11th.

    Contact the Acton Planning Department for more information: planning@acton-ma.gov


  • 08 Apr 2018 10:36 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    The notion that an active cultural milieu can have a broad-ranging economic impact is certainly not a novel concept for most real estate developers. But Miami’s rapid and sustained growth due to its significant investment in cultural development is perhaps one of the more successful case studies on the concept.

    https://urbanland.uli.org/planning-design/art-revitalizes-urban-neighborhoods-maintaining-affordability-remains-challenge/

  • 04 Apr 2018 11:47 AM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    When you search the Top 100 urban planning and development, architecture, or built environment books on Amazon you may notice the abundance of male voices, male authors. This book list is meant for men and women alike – to be inspired by those in our field and to gain greater perspectives in planning and developing built

    https://theglobalgrid.org/15-must-read-urbanism-books-written-women-honor-international-womens-day/

  • 01 Apr 2018 6:56 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Are the urban revival and the future of mobility already rendering parking lots obsolete? Chicago provides a case study of a new generation of skyscrapers rising were cars once parked.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-parking-redevelopment-ryan-ori-20180308-story.html

  • 11 Mar 2018 6:02 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    "Urban planners have been melding mainstreaming and city design in Vienna for over two decades and they've gotten it down to something of a science. Before a project gets underway, data is collected to determine how different groups of people use public space."

    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2013/09/how-design-city-women/6739/

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