Sunday, May 28, 2023

San Juan, PR: Trampling communities and a national rainforest in the name of “economic...

Deemed a project of major economic significance for several decades by the Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation (DTOP), the agency rammed through community opposition,...

Reconnecting the Hill District to downtown Pittsburgh

In its heyday, the historic Hill District neighborhood was bursting with life. It was full of opportunities and culture; residents treasured it. After slowly...

Tracking divides in Gretna, LA

In a small southern city across the Mississippi River from New Orleans where daily freight trains run down the center of their main street,...

The bridge proposal that refuses to die

The Southern Crossing over the San Francisco Bay, proposed repeatedly over the past 77 years, has been rejected repeatedly. Even as Reconnecting Communities funds...

Reconnecting Communities awards advance needed change

This morning, the Biden administration announced the first awards for the Reconnecting Communities Program. $185 million will fund 45 projects designed to address harms...

Greenville, SC: Out with the cars, in with the people

Leaders and residents in Greenville, South Carolina had been working for decades to transform their neglected, denuded downtown into a walkable, dynamic place. But...

The long fight for connectivity in Milwaukee

Successfully halting construction on the Park East Freeway in Milwaukee in 1977 was a major early win for advocates. But removing highways is more...

Your questions about the Reconnecting Communities Program, answered

The Reconnecting Communities Program is a new funding opportunity passed under the 2021 infrastructure law, and there’s a lot to learn about what it...

Join us on 9/14: How to Reconnect Communities

On Wednesday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern join us to learn how to maximize the impact of the new Reconnecting Communities Program. Divisive...

Latest articles

New Community Connectors grant program and resources for advocates

A new grant program from Smart Growth America will help advance locally driven projects that will reconnect communities separated or harmed by transportation infrastructure...

Challenges and Opportunities for Gender-Equitable Transport in Cairo, Egypt

ITDP Africa, in partnership with the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), UN Women, and UN-Habitat, recently undertook a comprehensive study to understand the...

To Tackle Staffing Shortages, Boston’s Bus System Can Learn from These Global Cities

US cities need practical, creative solutions to improve its faltering public transit systems. In the Greater Boston area in particular, where ITDP US has...

House threatens funds for reconnecting communities

The House’s debt ceiling package, H.R. 2811, proposes cuts to several programs, including the Neighborhood Access and Equity Program established under the Inflation Reduction...