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Trump's HUD turns a blind eye to housing segregation—and yes, it may benefit Trump's own business

It turns out that hiring your family’s event planner and/or Vice President of the Eric Trump Foundation for a high-level spot in the government's Housing and Urban Development agency may not lead to competent government decision-making. Lynne...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 20-25

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week's edition features Burlesque and Beaches Jazz Festivals; outdoor screenings, cabaret, and Shakespeare; a pirate ship show and party, and a memorial for the creator of the zombie film genre. Thursday July 20 The Toronto Burlesque...Show More Summary

Seattle Subway Picks Cary Moon for Mayor, Seattle Times Snubs Lorena González

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Transit nerds like Cary Moon. nate gowdy The nonprofit transit advocacy group Seattle Subway endorsed urban planner Cary Moon for mayor. In their statement, the group gushes over Moon's promises to prioritize transit...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 12-18

This week, beat-boxing, country music, and Caribbean Carnival experiences; a surfeit of great local comedy; art outdoors, thrilling WWII dogfights indoors, and music from The Dears, The New Swears, and more. Wednesday, July 12 Veteran...Show More Summary

Driverless cars: Who's doing what, and how it impacts urban transportation

The carmakers, startups, and planners reshaping urban mobility Fully autonomous cars haven’t truly hit the road in any significant numbers, yet when it comes to the steady cycle of reports about the latest developments, newsfeeds already seem to have achieved informational gridlock. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 5-11

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, lots of outdoor picnics and film screenings (indoor ones, too); book and record releases by Nick Flanagan, Absolutely Free, and Jonny Sun; and, of course, the annual Toronto Fringe Festival. Wednesday, July 5 The next 12 days are referred to as “theatre Christmas” by many Torontonians who are fans of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, June 30 – July 4

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our special long weekend Urban Planner susses out all the best (and mostly free) entertainment (including fireworks) to be had as part of Canada Day (and beyond). Friday, June 30 The Harbourfront Centre has perhaps the widest array of...Show More Summary

The Streets of Rich Neighborhoods Don't Have Children; They have Pets

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede The sign about pets was taken in Phinney Ridge, and the one about children in Columbia City. Charles Mudede Jane Jacobs famously wrote about the ballet of the sidewalk, and how urban planners should strive to make streets about people and not cars. Show More Summary

On Third Thought, Trump Family Friend WILL Be NY/NJ HUD Administrator

After rumors that Lynne Patton, an event planner and longtime Trump family associate, was going to be named the administrator of Region II of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which covers New York and New Jersey, it looked like the Trump administration would back off following an outcry. Now, however, Patton has been officially confirmed for the job. [ more › ]

Trump Party Planner Assumes Oversight Role of Nation’s Largest Public Housing Authority

On Monday, Trump party planner Lynne Patton assumed her role at the top of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Region II, HUD's largest bureau, where she will oversee HUD operations in New York and New Jersey. Patton'sShow More Summary

Trump Family Wedding Planner Formally Appointed To Role Overseeing Multi-Billion Dollar Housing Agency

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New York Daily News reports: A Trump family wedding planner was officially appointed Monday to her new job overseeing federal housing in New York. Lynne Patton, the regional administrator for Housing and Urban Development, has zero experience in housing. Show More Summary

Job Opening: Wedding Planner/Housing Administrator

Jennifer Gonnerman writes about the dubious credentials of Lynne Patton, Eric Trump’s wedding planner and a family friend, for a position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Appointment of Trump wedding planner to HUD post draws outcry

The appointment of Lynne Patton, a wedding planner and longtime Trump family associate, to head the Housing and Urban Development’s office for New York and New Jersey is encountering strong opposition in New York.Grace Meng, a Democratic congresswoman from Queens, on Friday wrote a letter to President...

Eric Trump's Wedding Planner Put In Charge Of NY And NJ HUD Programs

The Trump administration has tapped their former event planner, and the administrator of Eric Trump's charity, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York and New Jersey region, despite the fact that she has no experience in federal housing policy. [ more › ]

Trump has tapped his son’s wedding planner to run federal housing programs in New York

Lynne Patton, Eric Trump's wedding planner and former Vice President of the Eric Trump Foundation, has been chosen by the Trump administration to lead Region II of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which includes...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto This Week, June 15-20

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this week's edition, lots of Pride-affliated programming, with comedy, music, Nuit Rose, and the first official parade; plus, Luminato, Hooded Fang, Peaches, The Taste of Little Italy Festival, and more. Thursday, June 15 This year’s...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, June 8-13

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week in Toronto, shows and concerts connected to Manifesto and Queer Pride; cabaret comedy with Chris Gethard, Rebecca Kohler, and Theatre Inamorata; naked bike rides, park concerts, androids, and clown dates. Thursday, June 8 A...Show More Summary

The Urbanist: From City Planning to Anti-Tunnel Activism, Cary Moon Wants to Bring Her Expertise to the Mayor's Office

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A profile of one the urban planner running for Mayor of Seattle by Ana Sofia Knauf {{ image:1 }} EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of six profiles of 2017 mayoral candidates we'll be publishing before the Stranger Election Control Board announces its endorsements. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, May 31–June 6

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Returning clowns, swashbucklers, and sketch performers; pizza in the park and music at the fort; wrestling, dinosaurs, and true crime; a memorial for WWII soldiers, and one for a young cyclist. Wednesday, May 31 With Honest Ed’s coming...Show More Summary

Making in China: Is maker culture changing China’s creative landscape?

A paper by Wen Wen: Since the 1990s, the emphasis on the economic significance of culture and creativity by policy makers, urban planners and researchers has contributed to the global development of (as well as debate on) the creative economy. Show More Summary

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