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Love 'em or hate 'em, drones are coming. But is the issue of aesthetics getting enough treatment in the drone wars?
Pete Sullivan
November 25, 2002, 12am PST
Do "innovative" transportation solutions such as MAGLEV monorail and personal rapid transit offer greater utility than conventional steel wheel and rail technology? Or are they simply clunky and expensive alternatives?
Michael D. Setty and Leroy W. Demery, Jr.
November 18, 2002, 12am PST
Can sustainable development be achieved via a technology-oriented or human behavior-oriented path? Or should we be seeking a more integrated solution?
Ralf Brand
November 4, 2002, 12am PST
Who wins and who loses after selfish development decisions are tallied?
Susan Hallatt
October 21, 2002, 12am PDT
Most planners disdain playing politics. Yet political astuteness was, and continues to be, a predominant characteristic of the field's pioneers and a prerequisite for achieving change.
Richard H. Carson
October 14, 2002, 12am PDT
A questionnaire administered by the Planning Commissioners Journal yields fascinating results concerning the diversity, occupational backgrounds, and selection processes of various planning boards and planning board members nationwide.
Wayne Senville
October 7, 2002, 12am PDT
When it comes to civic gathering places, bigger and newer aren’t always better. A look at L.A.’s disconnected cathedrals, concert halls, museums and malls.
Jack Skelley
September 30, 2002, 12am PDT
Urban legends, edgeless cities, monster homes and other phenomena complicate the perception, application, and inclusion of Smart Growth.
Robert E. Lang
September 16, 2002, 12am PDT
The architectural implications of the September 11, 2001 tragedy; Have planners and architects overlooked the moral lesson to practice humane urban design?
Nikos A. Salingaros
September 10, 2002, 1pm PDT

One year after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, planning and development issues are at the forefront of the national debate.

Abhijeet Chavan
September 5, 2002, 12am PDT
Does smart growth provide a means to forward the development of affordable communities? Or has it become an anti-growth tool to ban multi-family housing construction?
David Goldberg
August 26, 2002, 12am PDT
Stringent land use regulations in "Smart Growth" areas such as Portland and San Jose translate into higher housing prices. Do these costs reflect greater livability or limited opportunity?
Randal O'Toole
August 5, 2002, 12am PDT
There's more to skyrocketing housing prices than basic supply and demand.
Christopher Williamson
July 15, 2002, 12am PDT
We should not dismiss the bold planning experiment in Oregon just because it runs counter to current orthodoxies.
Dan Zack
July 8, 2002, 12am PDT
Who sprawls the most? It depends on whose definition you use.
Richard H. Carson
July 1, 2002, 12am PDT
Recent developments in Portland and Oregon suggest that smart growth is having only a modest effect, while driving down housing affordability, increasing traffic congestion and losing popularity in neighborhoods.
Wendell Cox
June 24, 2002, 12am PDT
Enrollments are up at the nation's top planning schools, but will the trend continue?
Dowell Myers
June 17, 2002, 12am PDT
Proponents have a lot of work to do if they want smart growth to move from the margin into the mainstream.
Joel Hirschhorn
June 10, 2002, 12am PDT
Regional planning makes sense, but it won't just happen because it's "good planning."
Rick Bishop, AICP
June 3, 2002, 12am PDT
Do planners need to give more consideration to public opinion and community interests?
Daniel Hamilton
May 20, 2002, 12am PDT
Are planners unfairly labeling all community opponents to their smart growth proposals NIMBYs?
Leah Kalinosky