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A recent Mercatus Institute paper addresses the frequency of minimum density regulations, maximum parking requirements, and similar regulations. Opinion
3 days ago   By Michael Lewyn
Does a 100-year-old tent colony located on a 40-acre piece of remote, sunbaked and windswept prairie have anything to teach us about intercultural urban planning and design? Opinion
4 days ago   By Dean Saitta
The new INRIX congestion costing report is another good example of bad analysis. We just want accurate information; hold the hyperbole, please. Opinion
Oct 14, 2014   By Todd Litman
Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?. Opinion
Sep 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Transportation engineers currently evaluate urban transport system performance using roadway level of service (LOS) ratings. Here are six good reasons to change. Opinion
Sep 29, 2014   By Todd Litman
Design criticism bridges the gap between the process and product of design, and the public’s understanding and appreciation for it. But does it have to be all about architecture? Opinion
Sep 27, 2014   By Mark Hough
The second in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County. In this installment, Planetizen spoke with Robert Gard, director of communications for CicLAvia. Opinion
Sep 25, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
"Rather than serving as a buffer against economic decline for independent retailers, it seems that Community BIDs are a hindrance to sales and employment growth..." writes Dr. Stacey Sutton in the Journal of Planning Education & Research. Opinion
Sep 24, 2014   By JPER
One of the scariest things about Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings is that the fiscal choices that city made has been repeated in many other cities. Opinion
Sep 21, 2014   By Edward Poteat
The first in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County. In this installment, we spoke with Karen Díaz, a core member of the Ovarian Psycos bicycle brigade. Opinion
Sep 18, 2014   By Maayan Dembo