Blogs

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
Tight on time, staff, and budget and looking for technology to help your planning effort? Explore new mobile friendly tools that can aid planners with public engagement, documentation of existing conditions, and traffic counting. Opinion
Apr 29, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
On Urban-Think Tank, a design firm working at the intersection of architecture and urbanism to further environmental justice. Opinion
Apr 28, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
If certain elements of masterplanning are not carefully chosen—and their impacts not carefully explained to final decision makers—then there runs great risk that the cities we design from scratch perform worse than the cities we already have. Opinion
Apr 28, 2014   By Ian Sacs
Although suburbs with college campuses are often eager to zone out students, this sort of exclusionary zoning has its own negative side effects. Opinion
Apr 26, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
New research indicates that smart growth helps residents become wealthier and healthier. Opinion
Apr 21, 2014   By Todd Litman
The coveted creative class is in search of neighborhoods and communities with lots of character. Why are such places so hard to find? Maybe it is because we are trying too hard. Opinion
Apr 20, 2014   By Mark Hough
Planners typically pay attention to the Supreme Court when a Fifth Amendment case, like Kelo v. New London, comes along. The recent McCutcheon decision is a case in which the court could have paid attention to planners. Opinion
Apr 20, 2014   By Josh Stephens
Being on the street used to be a dance, but not so since the automobile took over. Is there a way for all modes to coexist through a mutual ethic rather than compete for a street’s right of way? Opinion
Apr 17, 2014   By Steven Snell