Blogs

Many people assume incorrectly that road tolls and parking fees harm poor people. In fact, they are usually less regressive than other funding options, and benefit poor people overall, particularly if some revenues are invested in alternative modes. Opinion
Feb 26, 2014   By Todd Litman
Conservatives are becoming more visible within the smart growth movement; they differ in some ways both from liberal smart growth activists and from conventional conservatives. Opinion
Feb 23, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Portland is a city that's often better known by the representations of it—like the television show Portlandia—than as an actual working city. Opinion
Feb 21, 2014   By Jess Zimbabwe
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has set a lofty goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York City. How can the mayor's team deliver on that promise? Opinion
Feb 20, 2014   By Edward Poteat
Are we using technology to plan for utopias? Or are we luddites who are ignoring an inevitable future? Should we be for our against smart cities? Two recent books take on this debate. Opinion
Feb 19, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Workers with long commutes are more likely to be be tired and stressed at work, and businesses are learning that they often make for less productive employees. Opinion
Feb 14, 2014   By Shane Phillips
Are suburbanites less fearful of crime than city-dwellers? Maybe not. Opinion
Feb 13, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The world is changing, and so must we. Do we wait for external influences to force change, or can we lead our organizations to do better? Opinion
Feb 11, 2014   By Todd Litman
It is probably fair to say that most people think urban landscapes are at their best in the warm months. They may be right. But after a recent tromp through a frigid Manhattan, I am reminded how great cities can be in winter. Opinion
Feb 10, 2014   By Mark Hough
To be pedantic, or to participate, is the question. Opinion
Feb 9, 2014   By James Brasuell