An op-ed counters concerns about the social equity consequences of Uber by allowing the possibility of public benefits arising from transportation network companies.
Sep 24, 2015  By Billy Riggs
The latest installment of the Planners Across America series interviews John Rahaim, planning director for the City and County of San Francisco, about the heightened passions and perpetual controversies of planning in the City by the Bay.
Sep 21, 2015  By Josh Stephens
A few key considerations, implemented during a public engagement process, can ensure active and engaged participation from commonly marginalized groups and individuals.
Sep 9, 2015  By James Rojas
"Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing"—as a new rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes to do—can vary widely, even in the same city.
Sep 3, 2015  By Kyle Smith and Brendan Saunders
Cities are immensely complex self-organizing systems, not mere top-down designs—but they do need top-down interventions in strategic places. Unfortunately, we still have inadequate models and tools.
Aug 28, 2015  By Michael Mehaffy
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Planning Association finds that the APA's definition of "great neighborhoods" might be leaving low-income and minority populations behind.
Aug 27, 2015  By Emily Talen
An op-ed describes a paradox produced by the ongoing debates over density while also presenting potential solutions for overcoming the resulting impasse.
Aug 6, 2015  By Gerhard Mayer
Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins, of the landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm SWA, describe the benefits of a design process that empowers people and communities to participate.
Aug 4, 2015  By Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins
Josh Whitehead, planning director of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning & Development (OPD), discusses competing with suburbs, implementing a new zoning code, and redeveloping, for a second time, historic streetcar corridors.
Jul 31, 2015  By Josh Stephens
Planners will be presented with new challenges and opportunities in a new era of data-enhanced government.
Jul 20, 2015  By Kendra L. Smith and Kevin C. Desouza
An op-ed describing the public health benefits of CEQA reform and urging California's leaders to finalize the end of "Level of Service" as a measure of project impacts.
Jul 14, 2015  By Benjamin D. Winig