Participatory budgeting allows residents to propose projects and vote on how they want to allocate a significant amount of municipal spending.
To create more resilient, equitable urban spaces, all voices have to be at the table. An urban designer argues that planning for a future we can't yet see can help us get there.
Jacksonville has invested millions to repair and upgrade its sewage system, but with the state's population growth, the ageing network cannot keep up.
The Texas capital wants to show that it can build light rail while protecting nearby communities at risk of displacement.
Proponents see Measure J as a means of achieving racial and economic justice through fiscal policy and hope the model can be replicated in other cities.
Developers of projects throughout the city have clashed with neighbourhood activists who fear that rezoning will exacerbate gentrification trends already under way.
Tech companies are increasingly telling employees they will not need to return to the office after the pandemic. That could further threaten some of the region's lowest-paid jobs.
EcoDistricts are a hyper-local model of urban planning focused on equity and environmental justice. The certification process can take years, and it's not always obvious what's changed.