Blogs

What are the philosophical and practical commitments in an approach to urban planning that respects cultural differences in ways of being and building? Opinion
Jul 17, 2014   By Dean Saitta
Transit-oriented cities are safer than car-dependent cities of comparable size, especially if one considers traffic fatalities in car-dependent cities. Opinion
Jul 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Charlotte Fagan and Dan Trudeau (Mcalester college) study two New Urbanist neighborhoods in Minneapolis to understand the ways in which New Urbanism impacts the empowerment of women. Opinion
Jul 15, 2014   By JPER
New research can help planners understand how specific decisions will affect transport activity (how and how much people travel), and their ultimate economic, social, and environmental impacts. Opinion
Jul 14, 2014   By Todd Litman
While concern over foreign investment in the local real estate market is perfectly valid, the concern is irrelevant to the reasons and need to increase density and the supply of housing. Opinion
Jul 10, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
The most transit-oriented metro areas often have lower levels of traffic congestion than one might expect based on their size. Opinion
Jul 8, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Through the first six months of 2014, some Planetizen posts proved less than enticing to our readers. Instead of dwelling on that distinction as ignominious, let's consider how these neglected few might provide insight into the planning discussion. Opinion
Jul 7, 2014   By James Brasuell
What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market? Opinion
Jul 5, 2014   By Lisa Feldstein
Open Access to Anna Osland's Article, "Using Planning to Mitigate Hazards from Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines." Link here: http://goo.gl/bDYGJg. Osland finds land use planning is overlooked in N.C. pipeline networks. Opinion
Jul 3, 2014   By JPER
A proposal to limit the amount of time low-income families can live in affordable housing. Opinion
Jul 2, 2014   By Edward Poteat