Blogs

Planners and designers should not be afraid to reclaim overused and misused words—as long as they know what they're doing. Blog Post
Jul 30, 2015   By James Brasuell
Low-density zoning is not racist in the narrowest sense of the term—but it does have similar goals to racist housing policies and creates similar problems. Blog Post
Jul 29, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Margaret Dewar of the University of Michigan blogs about her new article in Journal of Planning Education and Research, which investigates reuse of abandoned property in Detroit and Flint. You can download the article free until August 31, 2015. Blog Post
Jul 29, 2015   By JPER
Chicago has recently opened some of the most exciting urban landscapes we have seen in a while. And, as with New York and other cities, landscape architects are leading the charge. Blog Post
Jul 28, 2015   By Mark Hough
The death of the Chicago landscape architect, Peter Schaudt, leaves an unfinished body of work and a deep void within the profession that adored him. Blog Post
Jul 22, 2015   By Mark Hough
This post discusses the argument that even if Airbnb affects an extremely small portion of the rental market, it still matters because of the low vacancy rates of some cities. Blog Post
Jul 21, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Reid Ewing and Amir Hajrasouliha guest blog about their new article investigating the impact of street micro environments on pedestrian activity. Blog Post
Jul 20, 2015   By JPER
Take a walk around your downtown and what do you see. Most people are attached to their mobile phones, using them for directions, searching, and texting. See how can cities leverage digital technology to create a more engaging city center. Blog Post
Jul 17, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Efficient and equitable urban roadway management favors higher value trips and more space-efficient modes over lower-value trips and space-intensive modes. This can justify bus lane networks in most major cities. Blog Post
Jul 17, 2015   By Todd Litman
As city planners we are increasingly recording, measuring, and organizing city data—a practice known as urban science. Learn about resources across the globe helping to better understand our cities. Blog Post
Jul 16, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley