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A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America. Blog Post
Dec 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Only by better addressing issues of inequity can we create truly sustainable and livable communities. But is that even possible today? Blog Post
Dec 15, 2014   By Mark Hough
I wrote an urbanist Christmas wish list last week for Fast Forward Weekly. I figured I'd elaborate on one of my wishes for weedy nature and public art: disturbance oriented art. Blog Post
Dec 14, 2014   By Steven Snell
When you have a small electric motor, a battery, and a throttle on your bicycle, it becomes very difficult to make any more excuses. Here's why... Blog Post
Dec 11, 2014   By Ian Sacs
Only nine regions experienced reduced traffic congestion between 1991 and 2011. What do they have in common? Blog Post
Dec 11, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Fourteen California municipalities attempted to increase their Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOTs) through ballot measures this November. Why are cities around the state looking to TOTs to increase revenues? Blog Post
Dec 8, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
Robert Boyer of UNC-Charlotte discusses his new article on the hurdles surrounding building environmentally friendly Ecovillages. Follow Journal of Planning Education and Research @JPER7. Blog Post
Dec 8, 2014   By JPER
One question I get asked a lot is if students should present at conference. In fact it is often more of a statement of intent rather than a question about whether it is useful. The answer, however, is not as clear as many students believe. Blog Post
Dec 8, 2014   By Ann Forsyth
An interview with two of Project 51's co-founders, John Arroyo and Catherine Gudis, on the collective's recent "Play the LA River" card deck, a playable guide which invites participants to discover 56 unique sights along the entire Los Angeles River. Blog Post
Dec 4, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
This post critiques a common argument against federal support for public transit: that transit gets 20 percent of transportation spending yet has a much lower market share. Blog Post
Dec 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn