Blogs

The new "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule may impose additional paperwork burdens on local government, but is unlikely to cause major policy changes. Blog Post
Sep 3, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Tired of standing on a street corner to count traffic? Technology is automating traffic counts and providing more detailed and accurate data to support planning. Blog Post
Sep 2, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Too many city plans represent business-as-usual, sit on a shelf collecting dust, or miss the chance to reflect a truly game-changing moment in the direction of a city. Want your new city plan process to result in a great plan? Consider these 10 keys. Blog Post
Sep 1, 2015   By Brent Toderian
University of New Orleans Professor Dr. Anna Livia Brand writes about the shortcomings in the recovery planning process in post-Katrina New Orleans caused by unaddressed racial inequality. Blog Post
Sep 1, 2015   By JPER
Building on its physical assets, city planners are succeeding in efforts to bring vitality to the Uptown district in Oakland, CA by supporting new housing development and enlivening what was once a preeminent arts and entertainment district. Blog Post
Aug 31, 2015   By Linda Day
The new Urban Mobility Scorecard measures traffic congestion with greater precision, but incorrectly. As with previous editions, it exaggerates congestion costs and undervalues the congestion reduction benefits of alternative modes and Smart Growth. Blog Post
Aug 26, 2015   By Todd Litman
Joel Kotkin argues that Jane Jacobs's insights are of limited value because cities are no longer useful for middle-class families. Blog Post
Aug 25, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The Center for Opportunity Urbanism has a wonderful goal—to improve economic opportunities for working class households—but uses terrible research to reach confusing recommendations about which policies are best. Please do better! Blog Post
Aug 20, 2015   By Todd Litman
Dr. William (Billy) Riggs guest blogs about his new research in Journal of Planning Education & Research. Dr. Riggs is Assistant Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focusing on quantitative community analysis and urban planning policies. Blog Post
Aug 20, 2015   By JPER
In the middle of a population boom, Texas is looking across state lines for more water. The U.S. Supreme Court said no the first time; does that mean it will say no again? Blog Post
Aug 19, 2015   By Katharine Jose