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Dean Saitta is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Urban Studies Program, University of Denver
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Manifesto for an Intercultural Urbanism

What are the philosophical and practical commitments in an approach to urban planning that respects cultural differences in ways of being and building?

Transit-Oriented Cities and Safety: Another Look

Transit-oriented cities are safer than car-dependent cities of comparable size, especially if one considers traffic fatalities in car-dependent cities.

New Research: Are Women Empowered by New Urbanism?

Charlotte Fagan and Dan Trudeau (Mcalester college) study two New Urbanist neighborhoods in Minneapolis to understand the ways in which New Urbanism impacts the empowerment of women.

More Great Research Quantifying Smart Growth Benefits

New research can help planners understand how specific decisions will affect transport activity (how and how much people travel), and their ultimate economic, social, and environmental impacts.

Why Foreign Money is Irrelevant to Increasing Density

While concern over foreign investment in the local real estate market is perfectly valid, the concern is irrelevant to the reasons and need to increase density and the supply of housing.

Transit, Density, and Congestion

The most transit-oriented metro areas often have lower levels of traffic congestion than one might expect based on their size.

The Least Popular Posts of 2014

Through the first six months of 2014, some Planetizen posts proved less than enticing to our readers. Instead of dwelling on that distinction as ignominious, let's consider how these neglected few might provide insight into the planning discussion.

What Makes a 'Farmers' Market?'

What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?

Land Use Planning Crucial for Mitigating Pipeline Hazards

Open Access to Anna Osland's Article, "Using Planning to Mitigate Hazards from Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines." Link here: http://goo.gl/bDYGJg. Osland finds land use planning is overlooked in N.C. pipeline networks.

Affordable, Mid-Term, Housing for All

A proposal to limit the amount of time low-income families can live in affordable housing.

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