Blogs

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
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