Keeping Lancaster Current

2015 Publications

  • December 31, 2015

    16 Ideas That Have Raised $3 Billion-Plus For Affordable Housing in U.S. Cities
    (Re) Building Downtown: A Guidebook For Revitalization
    Building on Strength Quarterly Report Released
    Handcuffed In Fight Against Blight, Municipal Leaders See Land Bank As Solution

  • December 16, 2015

    We Want More Walkable Neighborhoods - But Can Our Communities Deliver?
    The Movement to Make Every American Community Walkable
    Where Are Lower-Income Renters Supposed to Live?
    What New U.S. Transportation Bill Does for Complete Streets Design
    PLACES 2040 - Take the Survey

  • December 2, 2015

    There Are Plenty of New Apartments Being Built - Just No Affordable Ones
    Bicycling Tourists Are Older, Wealthier, and In Demand
    City Pushes Plan For More Density, Affordability, Across SF Neighborhoods
    Lancaster County - A Changing Place 2000-2015
    Takes the Places 2040 Survey

  • November 11, 2015

    Making the Case For Planning
    Lancaster County - A Changing Place (2000-2015)
    Take the Places 2040 Survey
    Why Do People Hate Cyclists?

  • October 26, 2015

    A Place-Conscious Approach Can Strengthen Integrated Strategies In Poor Neighborhoods
    To Help Poor Neighborhoods, Urban Planners Have to Do More Than Urban Planning
    PLACES 2040 Kicking Off
    Chattanooga’s Unique Approach to Innovation Districts

  • October 7, 2015

    America’s Biggest Problem is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality
    America’s Streets: Two Ways to Urban Regeneration
    Gentrification Without Losing The Neighborhood
    Sidewalk Cafes - Silver Bullets of Walkable Places
    The Problem of Success in the New Urban Era

  • August 25, 2015

    Progress depends on More “Infrastructure of Community”
    More Millennials Living with Family Despite Improved Job Market
    Reusing Historic Buildings - The Ultimate In Sustainable Development
    How $500 Million turned Car-centric Indianapolis Into A ore Walkable City
    LANCASTER COUNTY IS GROWING - For Better or For Worse

  • August 4, 2015

    How to Make Smart Growth More Lovable and Sustainable
    How School Districts Seal Their Students Into Poverty
    The End of Suburban White Flight
    The Political Battle Over America’s Streets and Roads

  • July 16, 2015

    More Businesses Choose Downtowns and Walkable Locations
    Strategies For Good Urban Retail
    Water Systems Everywhere, a Lot of Pipes To Fix
    The Virtuous Cycle of Keeping Your City Affordable For Artists

  • July 2, 2015

    Core Values - Why American Companies Are Moving Downtown
    How to Restore Walking As A Way of Life
    Closing Streets to Cars for Walkers and Cyclists Is Getting More Popular By the Minute
    States Struggle With “Hidden” Rural Homelessness

  • June 18, 2015

    Why American Companies Are Moving Downtown
    “Mixed-Use” Is Popular, But What Does It Mean?
    The Mansions That Are Swallowing Suburban Homes
    Revitalizing Commercial Corridors: Lessons From LISC MetroEdge
    Urban Growth Draws Google’s Innovative Eye: Sidewalk Labs Is Launched

  • June 4, 2015

    Responsible Tourism
    21 Easy Measures to Promote Pedestrianism and Complete Streets
    Small Urban Developers Movement Picks Up Steam

  • May 20, 2015

    The Real Challenge for Cities: What Happens When Millennials Have Babies and the Suburbs Beckon?
    Regulatory Shift May Help Development Located Near Transit
    The Key to Escaping Poverty - Transportation
    Bike Lanes Help Sidewalks Too
    Urban Land Institute Takes the Country’s Pulse with “America in 2015” Report
    Three Steps to Fix Infrastructure

  • May 6, 2015

    Safer Street, Stronger Economies
    How Cities Can Design for Aging Baby Boomers
    American Lung Association Releases Annual “State of the Air Report”
    FYI - May 2015 Newsletter of the Lancaster County Planning Commission
    The Smart Money’s on City Parks
    Pittsburgh Reduces Crime with “Slumlord Buy-Out” Program

  • April 21, 2015

    Family-Friendly Downtown Living
    The Eight Principles of the Sidewalk: Building More Active Cities
    The Little Asphalt solution for Sustainable, Healthy Communities

  • April 7, 2015

    New Census Data: Americans Are Returning To the Far-Flung Suburbs
    City Trees and Greenery Cut Pollution and Boost Health
    Safer Streets, Stronger Economies
    Important Upcoming Events

  • March 24, 2015

    Could Placemaking Become The New Golf?
    Safer Streets, Stronger Economies
    12 Studies That Make A Case for Converting Parking to Bike Lanes
    2014 Annual Report of the Lancaster County Planning Commission

  • March 10, 2015

    Reimagining Our Streets As Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots
    Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl?
    A Case For Putting Kids First
    Are You Getting The Change You Want From the Status Quo>
    Cities and Businesses Discover That Cycling Pays

  • February 24, 2015

    Cities Are Coming Back: But Urban Poverty Remains An Immense Challenge
    The Economic Value of A Unique Place
    11 Reasons Why Trains, Buses, Bikes and Walking Move Us Toward A Brighter Future
    WALKABLE LANCASTER - Recommendations For Creating A Pedestrian-Friendly City
    2014 Lancaster County Planning Leadership Awards Program
    Get the Facts on the Fiscal of Condition of State and Local Governments

  • February 5, 2015

    The Flowering of Utility Boxes: Turning Mysterious Infrastructure Into Public Art
    Office Tenants Choose Mixed-use Centers
    2014 MPO Annual Report - Lancaster County
    Bringing Sustainability to Small-Town America
    The Atlanta Streetcar is Good for Tourists - What About Regular Commuters?

  • January 22, 2015

    Frontages: A City’s Smallest Part But Greatest Asset
    “Good Bones” Are the Key to Good Urbanism
    Why We Need Walkable Places and How Cities Can Use Them to Increase Tax Revenue
    The Greening of a Suburban Downtown

  • January 8, 2015

    Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Increases Value and Affordability
    Laneways Are Coming To Life In America
    As Evidence Mounts, Drumbeat for Walkable Streets Grows
    Building On Strength
    Atlanta Streetcar Finally Opens
    America’s 10 Best New Bike Lanes of 2014