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Bringing the Next Generation to NXT Symposium
November 2, 2017 
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Better Cities for Young Children Means Better Cities for All
November 2, 2017 
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Changes at 8 80 Cities
October 31, 2017 
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That’s a Wrap on Colour the Square
October 30, 2017 
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Raging About Roads: Volume 1
October 23, 2017 
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1UP Starter Kit Receives Sappi Ideas That Matter Grant
October 19, 2017 
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Searching for Inspiration in Copenhagen
October 2, 2017 
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What Does an 8 80 City Mean to Torontonians
September 19, 2017 
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High School Students Are Ready to Take Up City Building
September 6, 2017 
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Planning a Planning Conference for More Than Just Planners
August 9, 2017 
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Macon Connects Awarded by Center for Active Design
August 2, 2017 
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Celebrating Parks as Free Public Spaces for All
July 27, 2017 
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Join Open Streets Project for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!
July 26, 2017 
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Meet Emerging City Champions: Ziba and Amanda
July 17, 2017 
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Exploring the value of local voices to drive change: The Future of Facer Street
July 12, 2017 
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Meet Emerging City Champions: Bucky and Richard
July 10, 2017 
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Meet Emerging City Champions: Hanna and Cristina
July 6, 2017 
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Meet Emerging City Champions: Clio and Marcus
July 3, 2017 
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Meet the Emerging City Champions: Kia and Zak
June 29, 2017 
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Meet the Emerging City Champions: Simone and Beth
June 25, 2017 
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Meet the K880 Emerging City Champions: Jason and Germane
June 23, 2017 
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Meet Emerging City Champions: Ezekiel and Sarah
June 21, 2017 
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A Whirlwind Week: The Lexington Immersion
June 12, 2017 
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Vision and Tonic-Lessons from Guadalajara 2020
May 24, 2017 
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Building Community Trust through Tactical Urbanism – Lessons from West Palm Beach, FL
May 18, 2017 
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8 80 Cities’ New Website
May 16, 2017 
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20 Emerging City Champions Chosen to Lead Innovative Urban Projects
May 15, 2017 
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Work in progress: From Neglected Alley to ‘Open Gallery’ in Downtown San Jose
April 24, 2017 
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Informal Urbanism: A Global Perspective
April 12, 2017 
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How Would You Use $ 5,000 to Improve Your City? Emerging City Champions Fellowship Accepting Applications
April 3, 2017 
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CicLAvia Opens Streets and Minds to Transit
March 31, 2017 
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Creativity, Daringness, and Honesty: Why We Need Youth to be City Builders Today
March 29, 2017 
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Turning Over a New Snowflake: A Recap of the Winter Cities Shake-Up Conference
March 1, 2017 
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A New Tool for the Open Streets Movement
March 1, 2017 
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Loving where you live, madly and passionately
February 14, 2017 
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“It’s an Honour to Be Nominated.” 8 80 Cities Listed as Finalist for Knight Cities Challenge
February 2, 2017 
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Light, Camera, Action: Colouring Celebration Square
December 12, 2016 
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The Parking Lot Diaries: Turning Around the Big Yellow Taxi
December 12, 2016 
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The Pilot Project that Increased Macon’s Bike Counts by Nearly Tenfold
December 6, 2016 
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Historic Northwest Rising: Food, Music, and Community Engagement
November 30, 2016 
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8 80 Cities at the Annual Conference of the Ciclovias Recreativas de Las Americas
November 30, 2016 
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Livable Cities Expert Tours Downtown Springfield: ‘You Need to Go from Good to Great’
November 17, 2016 
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Who knew active mobility could be so fun and colourful? 8 80 Cities at Ajax Pumpkinville
November 17, 2016 
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Macon Mayor’s Trip to Denmark Underscores Benefits of Cycling for Cities
November 5, 2016 
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West Palm Beach CRA Kicks Off Ideas Festival
November 5, 2016 
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Having the Drive to Fail
November 3, 2016 
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8 80 Cities in Copenhagen
October 26, 2016 
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Cross-fit, Skaters, and a Breast-feeding Clinic. Open Streets Detroit brings people together on 4 miles of streets
October 7, 2016 
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The Power of Pop-Up
September 21, 2016 
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Onward and Upward: A Recap of the Open Streets Summit
September 1, 2016 
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New Video: Emerging City Champions 2016
August 24, 2016 
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Pop Up Market Place (PUMP) Project
August 11, 2016 
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Repurposing Our Streets for Physical Activity: The Open Streets Model
August 3, 2016 
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Open Streets TO expands its car-free pedestrian paradise this summer
July 26, 2016 
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Growing Community Projects Through Collaboration
July 26, 2016 
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Emerging City Champions Studio: A Boot Camp for Urbanists
July 8, 2016 
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How to Get a Car-Dependent City Fired Up about Sustainable Mobility
June 23, 2016 
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The Open Streets Movement is at a Tipping Point as an International Phenomenon. Let’s Open our Streets and Reshape our Communities!
June 10, 2016 
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20 Urbanists to Pursue Groundbreaking Projects as 2016 Emerging City Champions
May 9, 2016 
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Building Community Connections: Champs Enhance Civic Engagement With Innovative Projects
April 21, 2016 
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8 80 Cities Contributes to Knight Cities Challenge Winners
April 13, 2016 
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Thunder Bay’s Paterson Park Redesign Options Unveiled
April 7, 2016 
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How the 2016 Emerging City Champions Will Help Transform Communities
March 21, 2016 
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How to Host an Outdoor Public Consultation…In the Dead of Winter
February 25, 2016 
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The Pooch Effect: In Search of Social Icebreakers
February 19, 2016 
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The Winter Jacket for your Brain
February 11, 2016 
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How Opening Up Our Streets Can Help Build a Culture of Health
February 10, 2016 
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The Immersion Effect: Four Cities’ Progress in Four Months
February 1, 2016 
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Plan Strives to Make Victoria “The Best Small Cycling City in the World”
February 1, 2016 
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Why Do You Have to Close Streets to Cars for an Open Streets Program?
January 21, 2016 
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Five Innovative Ideas to Create Vibrant Cities: 8 80 Cities Collaborating on Projects Shortlisted for the Knight Cities Challenge
January 19, 2016 
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Only in Cochrane: Swim with Polar Bears, Ride Free Bikes
January 13, 2016 
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Hogtown Stories: A Director’s Growing Interest in Indian Culture
January 12, 2016 
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The Mystery of the Bike in the Snow
January 7, 2016 
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2015 Year in Review
December 18, 2015 
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Why Outdoor Rinks Are the Coolest Winter Spaces
December 17, 2015 
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Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Windsor, Ontario
December 10, 2015 
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The Business Case: How the Public Realm and the Urban Economy Go Hand in Hand
December 7, 2015 
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Thoughts on the Under Gardiner
December 3, 2015 
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K880 Champions Still Making News
November 20, 2015 
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#BIKETORIA in the Rain: Our Weekend Engaging Residents in Victoria
November 10, 2015 
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The Doable City Reader. Chapter 4: Walkability
October 26, 2015 
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8 80 Cities – Building Spaces for 8 Year Olds and 80 Year Olds
October 22, 2015 
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Get Your (Open Streets) Facts Straight
October 19, 2015 
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K880 Fellows Make Waves with Innovative Community Projects
October 16, 2015 
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Jonathan Holth and Stephanie Erickson: Copenhagen teaches lessons in livability
October 14, 2015 
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San Jose: Where Roads Close, Community Comes out for Inaugural Viva CalleSJ event
October 14, 2015 
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Our International Study Tours Have the Power to Inspire
October 8, 2015 
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Highlights from the Open Streets Summit, Atlanta 2015
October 8, 2015 
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Atlanta Streets Alive Making Our City More People Friendly
October 1, 2015 
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Bringing a Little Bit of Copenhagen Home
October 1, 2015 
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Likin’ the bikin’ in Copenhagen
September 25, 2015 
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The Doable City Reader. Chapter 3: Network Connections
September 25, 2015 
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What’s So Good about Copenhagen?
September 18, 2015 
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Quantifying the Impact of Parks and Rec
September 17, 2015 
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Cycling ‘dream team’ awarded $300,000 contract to design new bike lanes
September 11, 2015 
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8 80 Cities to Help Build Minimum Grid of Bike Lanes in Victoria, BC
September 10, 2015 
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Streetwise
September 4, 2015 
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Creating Cool Winter Neighbourhoods: The Winterhood Lab Project in St. Paul, Minnesota
August 31, 2015 
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The Doable City Reader. Chapter 2: Hidden Assets
August 31, 2015 
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You Want a Productive, Happy Workforce? Let Them Sweat.
August 21, 2015 
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Can the New Urban Agenda Spark the Local Action Needed?
August 14, 2015 
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27 Ideas Advance in 2015 Knight Green Line Challenge
August 12, 2015 
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5 Questions for Gil Penalosa
July 31, 2015 
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Detroit on the Move
July 31, 2015 
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Detroit, Let’s All be Urban Planners
July 27, 2015 
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“Great One”
July 23, 2015 
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The Doable City Reader. Chapter 1: Making Change: How small actions have big impact
July 23, 2015 
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Socializing Through Music
July 15, 2015 
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Open Streets Toronto to Bring Back City’s Largest Free Recreation Program
July 15, 2015 
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Gil Penalosa to Keynote Open Streets Summit
July 8, 2015 
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Got a Wild, Crazy, and Unrealistic Idea? Our K880 Champs Have your Back
July 2, 2015 
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How Portland Got Weird: Three Lessons from our Portland Study Tour
June 5, 2015 
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Give Me a Break, Toronto
June 5, 2015 
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Introducing the Doable City Reader
May 21, 2015 
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Prioritizing Pedestrians Is Prioritizing People’s Lives
May 11, 2015 
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Why We Don’t Do Open Street Events
May 11, 2015 
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Three Groups Making Their Communities More Vibrant
May 11, 2015 
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8-80 Cities will help civic leaders build more active, livable cities with $939,700 from Knight Foundation
February 17, 2015 
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Staples: Is Edmonton ready for an anti-car revolution?
February 5, 2015 
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It starts with brainstorming
January 15, 2015 
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Gil Penalosa: a pathway to a more sustainable Sydney
November 20, 2014 
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Open Streets Toronto paves way to a better city: Hume
August 18, 2014 
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Open Streets Thunder Bay attracts hundreds Car-free Algoma Street makes room for pedestrians, cyclists
July 13, 2014 
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Good to Great: Placemaker Gil Penalosa visits the Twin Cities
May 7, 2014 
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8-80 Cities Forum: The Doable City gathers community leaders from across the country to foster more livable cities
March 31, 2014 
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The Pied Piper for sustainable transportation’ and his radical idea: Put people first
March 14, 2014 
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Group wants to close 10 kilometres of Bloor Street for a giant “Open Streets” festival
February 7, 2014 
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Massive open streets festival planned for Toronto
February 6, 2014 
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Penalosa to Keynote Conference on Public Transportation and Universities
January 24, 2014