Blogs

Opposition to NYC's bike infrastructure improvements was loud, emotional, and ultimately ineffective. But can planners like Janette Sadik-Kahn learn from seemingly unhinged opponents? Planetizen Blogger Josh Stephens decided to ask. Opinion
May 2, 2014   By Josh Stephens
Every year we analyze all of the tweets from the APA Conference and tell you about the trends in planning. With more than 1,000 people tweeting from the APA Conference, there is a lot of great ideas, links, and blogs that we can all learn from. Opinion
May 1, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
The biggest mobility challenge in cities isn't about what comes out of a car's tailpipe - it's about the massive amount of space that cars demand. Space to drive in, and space to park in. When explaining this, these pictures are worth 1000 words. Opinion
Apr 29, 2014   By Brent Toderian
Tall buildings and sunlight can amicably coexist- sometimes. Opinion
Apr 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Tight on time, staff, and budget and looking for technology to help your planning effort? Explore new mobile friendly tools that can aid planners with public engagement, documentation of existing conditions, and traffic counting. Opinion
Apr 29, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
On Urban-Think Tank, a design firm working at the intersection of architecture and urbanism to further environmental justice. Opinion
Apr 28, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
If certain elements of masterplanning are not carefully chosen—and their impacts not carefully explained to final decision makers—then there runs great risk that the cities we design from scratch perform worse than the cities we already have. Opinion
Apr 28, 2014   By Ian Sacs
Although suburbs with college campuses are often eager to zone out students, this sort of exclusionary zoning has its own negative side effects. Opinion
Apr 26, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
New research indicates that smart growth helps residents become wealthier and healthier. Opinion
Apr 21, 2014   By Todd Litman
The coveted creative class is in search of neighborhoods and communities with lots of character. Why are such places so hard to find? Maybe it is because we are trying too hard. Opinion
Apr 20, 2014   By Mark Hough