A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Spring 2021

Around the Block

Neighborhood Improvement – Items of Intere



Tacoma’s Missing Middle Housing: Planning for Access, Affordability, and Mobility

In recent years, cities in the Northwest have responded affirmatively to calls to make housing more available and attainable through zoning reform.




The Post-Pandemic Street

From designing streets to designing process.



‘Slow Streets’ Disrupted City Planning. What Comes Next?

In many cities, the swift rollout of car-restricted streets at the start of the pandemic faced fierce community resistance. Now planners are changing their playbook.



The Pros and Cons of HOAs in Cities

Are HOAs in cities a good thing? Not always.



7 Grassroots Strategies Empowering Urban Communities

These grassroots strategies are helping urban neighborhoods improve the quality of life for many of their citizens.






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