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Cynthia Bowen, APA President, on Being a Woman in Urban Planning

by Sarah Essbai

We would like to close our celebration of women this month with some wise words from Cynthia Bowen, the current President of the American Planning Association (APA). Cynthia Bowen is the director ...

Safety through Environmental Design | #TheGlobalGrid Chat Recap

by Sarah Essbai

What impact does environmental design have on safety in our cities was the question addressed in #TheGlobalGrid March Twitter chat. Safety is a core element of a quality urban life. A safe city ensure...

Two Local Water Solutions from Boston on World Water Day

by Alyssa Curran

“How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?” The United Nations’ World Water Day works to create awareness on the importance of water. Held on March 22nd each year, the United Nations (UN...

Since The Wall: Berlin's Transformation to a Cultural Capital

by Brittany Garcia

On August 13, 1961, during the height of the Cold War, the East German government built a wall to keep residents of East Berlin from defecting to West Berlin. This so-called ‘antifascist protection wa...