James Brasuell's blog

Managing Editor of Planetizen

Seattle Sets Bikeshare Record with the APA in Town

Planners have gathered in Seattle to enjoy the city. The city's bikeshare system is also enjoying the planners.

Welcome to a New Era of Planning: the APA National Conference Draws a Crowd

The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession.

Celebrating the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014

The nationwide trend of cities, counties, and regions adopting complete streets policies continued its momentum in 2014. A new report from the National Complete Streets Coalition surveys the field and decides which is the best of the best.

2014 in Review—Music About Places

A list of personal favorites—music that expressed more than research or rhetoric can about the places where we live, work, and play.

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.

Trends to Watch in Planetizen’s Top Posts

We post a lot of articles here at Planetizen, and the traffic created by you, our audience, provides valuable feedback about the ideas and places of interest to the planning and urbanism community.

Why Definitions Are Less Important than Discussions

To be pedantic, or to participate, is the question.