"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Better Cities and Towns

Location: Nationwide

Website: www.urbantimes.org

Better! Cities & Towns is dedicated to providing the best news, analysis, and intelligence on compact, mixed-use growth and development available in any medium. We offer free blogs, articles, and links to useful content from around the web, updated daily.

We also offer premium articles from our periodical Better! Cities & Towns, formerly called New Urban News, that is available by subscription. Most members of the Congress for the New Urbanism subscribe as part of their membership.

We send out regular email updates to more than 15,000 recipients — mostly decision-makers and implementors of smart growth — and we are available on Facebook and Twitter.

Better! Cities & Towns is part of New Urban Publications, an expert publisher in this field since 1996. We also publish books, such as New Urbanism: Best Practices Guide — required reading for New Urbanism certification — and SmartCode Version 9 and Manual.

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