Blogs

Conventional traffic safety programs emphasize ways that individuals can help reduce their risk, but new research indicates that safety depends largely on community planning decisions that affect how and how much people drive. Blog Post
Jan 7, 2015   By Todd Litman
Rideshares like Uber and Lyft have been under attack for their brash approach to local regulations and laissez-faire pricing schemes, but they've also pushed traditional taxis to dramatically improve their service in a very short span of time. Blog Post
Jan 5, 2015   By Shane Phillips
As planners we use maps on a daily basis. This article shares how to find the date and time that a Google Earth image was taken, which can be helpful in undertaking site analysis and understanding parking utilization. Blog Post
Jan 4, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
One common argument against attempts to control sprawl near declining cities is that the problem is the fault of mismanaged city government. Blog Post
Dec 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites. Blog Post
Dec 28, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
A list of personal favorites—music that expressed more than research or rhetoric can about the places where we live, work, and play. Blog Post
Dec 24, 2014   By James Brasuell
In part one of a two-part series, I introduce MoMA's latest Issues in Contemporary Architecture exhibit and offer a definition of Tactical Urbanism. Blog Post
Dec 20, 2014   By Mike Lydon
A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America. Blog Post
Dec 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Only by better addressing issues of inequity can we create truly sustainable and livable communities. But is that even possible today? Blog Post
Dec 15, 2014   By Mark Hough
I wrote an urbanist Christmas wish list last week for Fast Forward Weekly. I figured I'd elaborate on one of my wishes for weedy nature and public art: disturbance oriented art. Blog Post
Dec 14, 2014   By Steven Snell