Blogs

A list of personal favorites—music that expressed more than research or rhetoric can about the places where we live, work, and play. Opinion
3 days ago   By James Brasuell
In part one of a two-part series, I introduce MoMA's latest Issues in Contemporary Architecture exhibit and offer a definition of Tactical Urbanism. Opinion
Dec 20, 2014   By Mike Lydon
A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America. Opinion
Dec 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Only by better addressing issues of inequity can we create truly sustainable and livable communities. But is that even possible today? Opinion
Dec 15, 2014   By Mark Hough
I wrote an urbanist Christmas wish list last week for Fast Forward Weekly. I figured I'd elaborate on one of my wishes for weedy nature and public art: disturbance oriented art. Opinion
Dec 14, 2014   By Steven Snell
When you have a small electric motor, a battery, and a throttle on your bicycle, it becomes very difficult to make any more excuses. Here's why... Opinion
Dec 11, 2014   By Ian Sacs
Only nine regions experienced reduced traffic congestion between 1991 and 2011. What do they have in common? Opinion
Dec 11, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Fourteen California municipalities attempted to increase their Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOTs) through ballot measures this November. Why are cities around the state looking to TOTs to increase revenues? Opinion
Dec 8, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
Robert Boyer of UNC-Charlotte discusses his new article on the hurdles surrounding building environmentally friendly Ecovillages. Follow Journal of Planning Education and Research @JPER7. Opinion
Dec 8, 2014   By JPER
One question I get asked a lot is if students should present at conference. In fact it is often more of a statement of intent rather than a question about whether it is useful. The answer, however, is not as clear as many students believe. Opinion
Dec 8, 2014   By Ann Forsyth