Blogs

The recent attempts to lure a NFL team to Los Angeles shows how successful site design will depend on the cultural characteristics of the uses of the site as much as it will depend on planning for land use and logistics. Opinion
May 18, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
UN-Habitat is about to decide on Sustainable Development Goals for the next 20 years. The "Urban Goal" is in danger. Please learn more and act. Opinion
May 15, 2014   By Bruce Stiftel
Open Access to Deyle, Robert E., and Ryan E. Wiedenman. "Collaborative Planning by Metropolitan Planning Organizations A Test of Causal Theory." Opinion
May 11, 2014   By JPER
Suburbanization has not led to shorter commutes—except perhaps for residents of the most job-rich, affluent suburbs. Opinion
May 9, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The “Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance, Report To Congress” is intended to provide a comprehensive and objective evaluation of our transportation system. Let’s evaluate this evaluation. Opinion
May 8, 2014   By Todd Litman
Niehoff Urban Studio brings students from different departments together to work on bettering Cincinnati's built environment. Opinion
May 8, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
Resiliency is rapidly influencing urban sustainability and hazard mitigation planning. Global Green has identified key questions and findings through Sustainable Neighborhood Assessments in four communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Opinion
May 7, 2014   By Walker Wells
A "Race to the Top" proposal for HUD to help off-set the difficulties of delivering affordable housing in high-priced, high-mobility metros. Opinion
May 7, 2014   By Shane Phillips
Homeowners' desire for more expensive land does not justify the "NIMBY veto" over new development. Opinion
May 5, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
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