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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
An interview with two of Project 51's co-founders, John Arroyo and Catherine Gudis, on the collective's recent "Play the LA River" card deck, a playable guide which invites participants to discover 56 unique sights along the entire Los Angeles River. Opinion
Dec 4, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
This post critiques a common argument against federal support for public transit: that transit gets 20 percent of transportation spending yet has a much lower market share. Opinion
Dec 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
At this time of year, many prospective graduate students are asking themselves if they should apply to planning programs. This is a good question. Planning is a diverse field and it can be hard to figure out if it will be the right fit. Opinion
Nov 26, 2014   By Ann Forsyth
Automobile-oriented planning requires that cities devote signifiant amounts of space to roads and parking—under many conditions each vehicle requires more land than is devoted to housing per capita. Opinion
Nov 21, 2014   By Todd Litman
The Chester Rapkin award goes to University of Oregon's Gerardo Sandoval for work on the impact of transnational communities and planning. Opinion
Nov 20, 2014   By JPER
Conservatives and liberals tend to define "racism" very differently. As a result, accusations of racism tend to be unsuccessful outside ideologically homogenous environments. Opinion
Nov 18, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Ambitious new emission reduction targets can be met with strategies that also help achieve other economic, social, and environmental objectives. Opinion
Nov 13, 2014   By Todd Litman
The recent growth in civic innovation in city halls throughout the country has led to taxpayer investment in private sector organizations addressing social issues, but do these programs really lead to tangible, broad, citizen benefit? Opinion
Nov 12, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
A car-dependant city is at the crossroads. Can Perth, Australia, or any driving addicted city for that matter, change tracks to a multi-modal city, where good urban design is valued and walking, biking, and public transport are inviting options? Opinion
Nov 10, 2014   By Brent Toderian