Urban agriculture has long been a staple of sustainable urbanism—in theory. Can policy changes help it become much more than that? This guidebook offers tactics and policies that planners can use to promote urban farms.
Nov 15, 2015 APA-FIG
As sustainability initiatives gain momentum, planners have a growing number of options for credentialing their green skills. Exclusive
Nov 9, 2015 By
Whether you're a lifelong resident of Boston, just moving there, or simply passing through, this guide has 18 apps and services for navigating and enjoying the city life to its fullest.
Nov 9, 2015 Netted
K-12 geography proficiency has not improved since 1994.
Oct 21, 2015 Association of American Geographers
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell recently gave the Pitkin Lecture at the Pennsylvania state chapter of the American Planning Association's annual conference. An adapted and excerpted version of that lecture follows. Exclusive
Oct 20, 2015 By
The process of building tactile models of neighborhoods as tools for planning outreach just got an upgrade with a high-tech, interactive Lego model built for the Boston area.
Oct 19, 2015 CityLab
Ninth graders in Soldotna, Alaska, were introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) by a team of volunteers who spent two days illustrating how GIS technology is used in analyzing complex systems.
Oct 17, 2015 Peninsula Clarion
An exhibit at the National Building Museum showcases the work of teens in city planning and design. It's just one recent example of innovative programs to get youth involved in the process of engaging with their communities.
Oct 6, 2015 Greater Greater Washington
Sixty years after Brown v. Board, exclusionary zoning and school district rules still promote the economic and racial segregation of public schools.
Sep 28, 2015 City Observatory
For some STEM-intensive firms, the cost of living in Silicon Valley is a deal-breaker.
Sep 11, 2015 Bloomberg Business