Blogs

Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?. Opinion
2 days ago   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
2 days ago   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
4 days ago   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
6 days ago   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
Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable. Opinion
Sep 17, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Is there a sweet spot where architectural boldness and innovation meet sensitivity to local context, history, and culture? Opinion
Sep 15, 2014   By Dean Saitta
With an increasing reliance on development regulations and requirements on land owners to satisfy policy goals, are we approaching an unsustainable point in land use controls? Opinion
Sep 8, 2014   By Reuben Duarte