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Does apartment-sharing reduce regional housing supply? Probably not very much. Blog Post
Apr 21, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Planners have gathered in Seattle to enjoy the city. The city's bikeshare system is also enjoying the planners. Blog Post
Apr 20, 2015   By James Brasuell
The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession. Blog Post
Apr 19, 2015   By James Brasuell
As cities provide incentives for density, it's important that new multi-family buildings implement best practices for natural ventilation to achieve quality of life and energy efficiency benefits. Blog Post
Apr 14, 2015   By Linda Day and R. Thomas Jones
What amount of expansion, population and vehicle densities, housing mix, and transport policies should growing cities aspire to achieve? This column summarizes my recent research that explores these, and related, issues. Blog Post
Apr 13, 2015   By Todd Litman
Arid states can both reduce water use and avoid intrusive government by eliminating zoning regulations that mandate or encourage water-wasting lawns. Blog Post
Apr 9, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Over the past few weeks, the Federal Highway Administration released new data reporting annual 2014 travel levels, and analysts are busy interpreting and, in some cases, spinning the results. Blog Post
Apr 7, 2015   By Steven Polzin
How to generate ideas in planning is a question that many planning students ask. This can seem a mysterious and difficult process. Unfortunately, planning education has not always done a great job of helping students unpack this apparent mystery. Blog Post
Apr 6, 2015   By Ann Forsyth
Many smartphone users have a fitness app that they use to track their routes and progress on fitness goals. The data in these apps is a gold mine for planners, helping lead to better infrastructure investments. Blog Post
Apr 3, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
National tables from the 2013 American Household Survey (AHS) are now public. Blog Post
Mar 31, 2015   By Michael Lewyn