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WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject


The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.



On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   11:02, 31 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Editing dispute


Folks at this project might like to weigh in on this. Beyond My Ken (talk) 22:32, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Need focus on financialization of housing and affordable housing issues


Hello all. I really feel both the financialization of housing and issues of affordable housing on a global scale should be one of your focuses here at the Urban Planning project. I made requests for the following:

on Wikipedia:Requested articles/Applied arts and sciences and just wanted to drop by here and say hello. I can offer to do some research, gather up some links, etc if other people are interested in working on this. Thanks! Seahawk01

Affordable housing has become very long - propose splitting off section


Hello, this is in reference to Affordable housing, which is about twice the recommended Wikipedia page size. Since this page is a C-class, High-importance page in your project, I wanted to drop by and propose splitting off the section on New York City into its own page. Please discuss: Talk:Affordable housing. Thanks! Seahawk01 (talk) 03:32, 31 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Page splits: Affordable Housing


Just to let everyone know, we split out:

Thanks and both need work :-)

Seahawk01 (talk) 03:13, 13 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/New York City housing crisis


  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/New York City housing crisis. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:36, 11 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Talk:Terraced_house#Townhouse_and_Terraced_house


  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Terraced_house#Townhouse_and_Terraced_house. Seeking input on potential merger. Thank you. Levivich (talk) 02:31, 18 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

Shared on NUMTOT


I just shared a link to this WikiProject on the Facebook group NUMTOT. Hopefully more contributors will start rolling in soon. Qzekrom (talk) 02:46, 18 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

RfC affecting this WikiProject


An RfC is underway at Talk:Ministry of Transport#RfC: Transport governance article titles which may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Please feel free to comment. Triptothecottage (talk) 10:14, 18 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

I commented. Thank you so much! Qzekrom (talk) 18:15, 18 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Discussion about article "Rent regulation"


 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Rent regulation, which is about an article that is within the scope of this WikiProject. I would appreciate your input on the POV issues we have been discussing on this talk page. The most recent discussions are under § Significant viewpoints missing. Qzekrom (talk) 07:16, 22 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

A new newsletter directory is out!


A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)Reply



Hellos, I am interested to get WikiProject Squatting going again. Since there is much crossover with Urban Studies (and this is a parent project since 2012) I thought I'd leave a note here. Lately I am working to improve pages like Calais Jungle, Self-managed social centers in Italy and Zone to Defend. Feel free to pass by WikiProject Squatting if you are interested! Mujinga (talk) 20:52, 7 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

Assessment of articles


Given that these articles have not been assessed, I'm wondering if that this project is still functioning? Rwood128 (talk) 18:22, 3 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

Gentrification in Mexico City


Hello, I am a Rice Architecture student currently working on a new article about Mexico City's gentrification. Mexico City has undergone a massive expansion of urbanization and population density, especially in the last 50 years, becoming one of the biggest cities in the world. Its rapid development has presented numerous challenges that Mexico struggles to solve including gentrification. I hope that by providing a historic background and current facts, as well as urban proposals that are being debated to resolve this issue, readers will have a valuable example of the importance of urban planning and a holistic understanding of Mexico City's situation. More information can be found here: I would enjoy hearing about your perspectives on this topic. Ennis Architect (talk) 22:56, 1 October 2019 (UTC)Ennis ArchitectReply

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool


Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:25, 27 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Nomination of Portal:Transport for deletion


A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Transport is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Transport until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 12:16, 7 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

RfC on scope of wet market article


Hi, there is a new RfC here on whether the scope of the article wet market should include those outside of Southeast/East Asia. Any participation is welcome! — MarkH21talk 05:45, 12 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

UK articles - development frameworks and plans etc


We currently have these articles about UK planning which overlap to an extent, and could potentially be merged or condensed by an expert in the subject:

Cheers Crookesmoor (talk)

Gentrification page


Hello, I would like to split the current gentrification page into one that is on gentrification in general, as a world-wide issue, and one that is focused on gentrification on the U.S specifically. I will be adding more race related details in the U.S. page as well. More information is in my Sandbox page. Thank you! Heatherkong (talk) 22:02, 29 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Invitation to US Housing Edit-a-thon


Please join us on 13 December 2020, 12:00-14:00 EST, as we update and improve articles in Wikipedia related to housing in the United States of America. Sign up here. -- M2545 (talk) 11:01, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Draft: Jérôme Chenal


Dear Wikipedians,

I am running into some difficulties getting my Draft:Jérôme Chenal accepted. It was rejected based on the fact that the article seemingly relies too heavily on primary sources or does not meet notability criteria, yet several interviews about the subject were referenced, including some in major French newspapers. Moreover, the subject has appeared in media multiple times as a quality of expert on the topic of African cities, appearances that are compiled by another link that was also referenced ( Could someone help me here, because I am at loss. Thanks a LOT in advance!

Best, BatYote. (talk) 13:41, 17 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

For a few weeks now I've been working to add references to the List of Main Street Programs in the United States. As can be seen on the Talk page, however, the name was changed a few years ago from "Main Street Programs..." to "List of Main Street Programs." Additionally, there is a flag that it reads like a Directory. I've done some reading and think that a) the Directory tag might be removed though I would prefer someone other than me to do that, and b) I wonder if the name should revert to "Main Street Programs in the United States"?

For those unfamiliar with it, the Main Street Program since the first pilot projects in 1976, has expanded to influence work in over 1600 communities nationally. There has been over $85 billion of investment in these communities utilizing an approach to community revitalization that is rooted in historic preservation.

I'm grateful for any input or assistance from anyone in this group.

Thank you!

CivitasID (talk) 09:08, 19 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

RfC for infobox image of Andrew Cuomo


Your feedback is requested in the discussion at Talk:Andrew Cuomo § RfC for lead image ––FormalDude talk 00:26, 22 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

NPOV discussion relating to use of primary sources at COI/N regarding Homelessness_in_the_United_States


I started a discussion at COI/N Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view/Noticeboard#Homelessness_in_the_United_States Graywalls (talk) 19:13, 15 November 2021 (UTC)Reply

Congestion pricing


Congestion pricing has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Chidgk1 (talk) 15:02, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Please could someone close this. Chidgk1 (talk) 08:39, 10 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

User script to detect unreliable sources


I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

I am working on a new article, which may fit well in this project. It focuses on the link between transport and race in the United States. You may ask me questions on my talk or this page's talk! Fastfoodfanatic (talk) 00:43, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Good article reassessment for Urban heat island


Urban heat island has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Chidgk1 (talk) 17:42, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

Good article reassessment for African Americans in Omaha, Nebraska


African Americans in Omaha, Nebraska has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Onegreatjoke (talk) 22:10, 9 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Project-independent quality assessments


Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 22:16, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Town square#Requested move 21 July 2023


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Town square#Requested move 21 July 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. - 🔥𝑰𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆 (𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌)🔥 02:36, 28 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Peer review request for Pruitt–Igoe


I'm looking to take Pruitt–Igoe, an article about a Missouri housing project with an important place in architectural history, to FAC some time in the future. Any and all feedback at Wikipedia:Peer review/Pruitt–Igoe/archive1 would be much appreciated. rblv (talk) 02:16, 1 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

City parks coverage


Is this the project that covers city parks? If so, I'd like to add the banner to my city's parks for enhanced project coverage beyond just the city and state. If not, where else should I look? Stefen Towers among the rest! GabGruntwerk 19:22, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Gauging interest in a broader tenant rights and history group


Hi! I'm LoomCreek and a member of the New York Housing and Tenant Rights Task Force where we've been documenting the history of land ownership and tenant advocacy in the state and city.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Sociologist and I want to gauge interest in creating a larger task force for worldwide history and/or more regionally specific ones. IIf interested, please add your username to sandbox/Housing and Tenant Rights, let us know about what your interests are and whether you'd prefer a regional task force, a world-wide wikiproject, or both. In a couple weeks we'll start creating them based on requests (5+ for a regional task force, 10+ for a wikiproject). Best regards, LoomCreek (talk) 17:22, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Smart City article


Hello! I've started editing the 'Smart City' article and I have a lot of research that I'm going to be moving from my sandbox over to the main article. Is there anyone particularly interested in this topic who might be able to give a second opinion/some feedback on my edits once I make them?

Thanks! Theobrad (talk) 10:25, 24 April 2024 (UTC)Reply