An op-ed explains the significance of the 2016 presidential election for the political clout of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Those supporting the agenda of HUD, according to this argument, should be wary of a Republican vistory. Blog Post
Oct 29, 2015   By Edward Poteat
Researchers are examining technologies that can aid in understanding many aspects of our cities, from how citizens interact in plan making, where residents use social media, and how to understand our changing communities. Blog Post
Oct 29, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Though the role for planners in making it easier to walk was clear even before the U.S. Surgeon General urged communities to design and plan for walking, more information is needed to understand why and where people choose to travel on foot. Blog Post
Oct 28, 2015   By Steven Polzin
At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, several researchers shared their work examining why people hate bicyclists and what can be done about that animosity. Blog Post
Oct 27, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Rebutting arguments against the law of supply and demand. Blog Post
Oct 27, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
This past week at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, planning academics shared their research on planning for bicycles including bike sharing, bicycle education, and the use of cargo bicycles. Blog Post
Oct 25, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Dehli announced a major new Complete Streets program that will redesign urban roads to favor walking, cycling and public transport over car traffic. This is very good news. It shows that the Complete Streets concept is now being applied worldwide., Blog Post
Oct 23, 2015   By Todd Litman
The question is often asked and answered by urban planners and placemakers. The perspective offered here boils the essential qualities down to centrality, connectivity, and cachet, with a strong dose of urban "commoning." Blog Post
Oct 18, 2015   By Dean Saitta
The phrase "traffic congestion" can be misleading; some reductions in traffic speed are less harmful than others. Blog Post
Oct 13, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Tourists' expectations when they travel are becoming increasingly sophisticated, seeking stimulating and meaningful experiences. The new book Gamification in Tourism shares how cities are designing memorable experiences. Blog Post
Oct 12, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley