Blogs

Governing's recent study of gentrification systematically exaggerates gentrification in a variety of ways. Blog Post
Feb 2, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Andrew Whittmore of the University of North Carolina Department of Urban and Regional Planning identifies planning theory in everyday practice. Blog Post
Feb 2, 2015   By JPER
There are plenty of opinions but no action on the issue of transportation funding in the United States. What will it take to move the country—and its states, regions, and localities—forward? Blog Post
Jan 30, 2015   By Steven Polzin
Denver is a national leader in retrofitting the Great American Suburban Mall. But how well are these retrofits working? A comparative analysis of field reports by college-age Millennials offers some insight. Blog Post
Jan 25, 2015   By Dean Saitta
The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect. Blog Post
Jan 23, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey contains significant biases and errors. It is important that anybody working with the survey's results be aware of these problems. Blog Post
Jan 22, 2015   By Todd Litman
The urban landscape has become increasingly important for cities striving to be taken seriously on the world stage. And while creating big parks is an obvious trend, getting the small moves right can be just as important. Blog Post
Jan 20, 2015   By Mark Hough
Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, shares insight into common traits of the best educational programs in planning. Blog Post
Jan 13, 2015   By Ann Forsyth
The evolution of the development agreement reveals how its proliferation as a land use tool is a symptom of a larger struggle between increasingly complicated land use regulations, the public’s conflicting goals, and developers’ desire for certainty Blog Post
Jan 11, 2015   By Reuben Duarte
One obstacle to laissez-faire capitalism is capitalists' ability to use government to favor one competitor over another; the history of American street design provides an example. Blog Post
Jan 8, 2015   By Michael Lewyn