Common planning practices create automobile-dependent communities where driving is convenient and other forms of travel are inefficient. It's time to recognize the value of transportation diversity. Blog Post
Jun 2, 2015   By Todd Litman
It’s wise to search widely across time and space for good examples of processes and products for intercultural city building. Blog Post
Jun 1, 2015   By Dean Saitta
Recent stories claiming that millenials either (a) prefer cities to suburbs or (b) prefer suburbs to cities both have some basis in reality. Blog Post
Jun 1, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The latest installment of Planetizen's "Ask the Ethicist" series features the advice of our resident expert: Carol D. Barrett, FAICP, author of "Everyday Ethics for Practicing Planners." Blog Post
May 28, 2015   By Carol Barrett
Meghan Gough, assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, guest blogs about her work on balancing livability and sustainability. Blog Post
May 27, 2015   By JPER
In Vancouver, British Columbia, dramatic reductions in automobile travel and resulting benefits demonstrate that integrated TDM and smart growth policies can help create cities that are healthy, wealthy, and wise. Blog Post
May 25, 2015   By Todd Litman
States regulate local governments too much in some areas, but not enough in others. Blog Post
May 11, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The newly released Los Angeles Sustainability pLAn aspires to Lead by Example by committing to STAR Communities certification by 2017. Other major cities may now feel compelled to pursue STAR as part of their sustainability plans and program. Blog Post
May 9, 2015   By Walker Wells
Income inequality, housing affordability, and residential segregation are big challenges that require more self-critical analysis and less civic self-promotion. Blog Post
May 7, 2015   By Dean Saitta
Housing policy is not just about houses, it is also about people, and the determination of who may live in a community. We challenge communities to proclaim, “Yes in our backyard! We welcome new neighbors. We favor more diversity.” Blog Post
May 4, 2015   By Todd Litman