+ social urbanism

We tend to forget that our spaces are comprised of individuals with their own stories and livelihoods. The way our neighborhoods and communities function as a whole is important, but planners also design cities for the people who live there. This is one important reason why social development services such as positive youth development, financial literacy and workforce development are essential for overall neighborhood development.

 
 
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Amazon Played Y’all - Part 1

Coretta Mondesir - November 18, 2018

On its grandiose hunt for a new headquarters, cities laid out the red carpet to attract Amazon’s newest headquarters.

 
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Amazon Played Y’all - Part 2

Coretta Mondesir - January 26, 2019

Cities across the countries showed their best hand and Amazon selected the one that best served their very own interest. Cities across the countries showed their best hand and Amazon selected the one that best served their very own interest.

 
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Meet Chadd Roberts: A True Bicyclist of New York City

Chadd Roberts - February 6, 2019

Narrated by Byron A. Nicholas, AICP

When we think about bicycling in New York, we often think of Citibike used in the streets of Manhattan for short work and leisure trips. It is rare that we meet people who extensively use this mode of transportation in the city’s outer boroughs.

 
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Sacred Black Spaces: Placemaking Through a Mobile Barbershop

Vanessa Morrison- March 1, 2019

While a boy’s first professional haircut is one of the many rites of passage he will experience throughout his lifetime, Black barbershops are much more than just places to get fades and edge-ups.