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City Plan Commission Meeting – November 20, 2012

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Notice of Regular Meeting Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from October 16th 2012 meeting – for action Director’s Report Minor Subdivision View Brown Streets in a larger map 1. Case No. 12-047MI – Preliminary Plan Approval …

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UrbanTimes: 10 Ways to Improve Your City through Public Space Public spaces are increasingly being recognized as a crucial ingredient for successful cities, and for their ability to revitalize and create economic and social development opportunities. But actually finding ways to build and maintain healthy public space remains elusive to many municipal governments, especially in the developing world. The vast …

Video: “The Porch” at 30th Street Station Welcomes You to Philadelphia

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For nine months now, Philadelphia’s awesome new public space “The Porch” has been flying under the nation’s livable streets radar. Installed next to 30th Street Station as part of a larger PennDOT undertaking, the project reclaimed asphalt from cars and devoted it to people. The Porch provides a great place to meet up, and it shows what American cities can …

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DC Streetsblog: Oregon Takes the Next Step in Moving Beyond the Gas Tax Rep. Earl Blumenauer likes to say that Oregon was the first state to adopt a gas tax and it will be the first state to get rid of it. In 2006-2007, the state conducted a pilot study of alternative revenue collection methods, with an eye toward moving …

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Amtrak filtering Wi-Fi content, private park, commuting costs, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Ted Nesi covers Central Falls, moving from a consumption to a production economy, making use of our alleyways, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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What a Mayor should know before launching a bike-share program, the relationship between public spaces and the struggle for civil liberties, downtown Pawtucket, Israel lowers transit fares to encourage use, and more in today’s News & Notes.