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The most dense neighborhood in Manhattan is surprisingly low-key.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
August 6, 2001, 12am PDT

The Chinese communists used totalitarian power to try to perfect the most centralized land use planning system in modern history. Their failure provides lessons for planners.

Richard H. Carson
Feature
July 22, 2001, 12am PDT
Housing affordably drops in Portland, but increases in Atlanta. Are urban growth boundries are causing minorites to be locked out of the American dream?
Wendell Cox
Feature
July 12, 2001, 12am PDT
Contrary to conventional wisdom, cities in the East are sprawling faster than their West coast counterparts.
William Fulton, Rolf Pendall, Mai Nguyen, and Alicia Harrison
Feature
June 25, 2001, 12am PDT
Walkable communities are celebrated destinations that create a sense of place and promote economic development. Dan Burden identifies the top ten strategies planners can use to craft a walkable community.
Dan Burden
Feature
June 11, 2001, 12am PDT
When should planners speak up over objections of principle, and when should they simply follow orders? Richard Carson offers advice for three situations planners may face on the job.
Richard H. Carson
Feature
May 14, 2001, 12am PDT
Retiring AICP President Norman Krumholz outlines the three most exciting trends in urban planning today. But have they overshadowed the true purpose of planning?
Norman Krumholz
Feature
April 23, 2001, 12am PDT
The challenge for most communities is how to create a digital architecture that addresses their community goals. Dr. Horan looks at how planners can ensure their city is part of a wired community.
Thomas A. Horan, Ph.D.
Feature
April 18, 2001, 12am PDT
Growth management is only slowing the eventual demise of the modern city. Richard Carson proposes starting over and offers his criteria for "New Towns."
Richard H. Carson
Feature
April 9, 2001, 12am PDT
The sprawling suburbanization of America has implications for both planning and social justice -- it penalizes the millions of Americans who are too poor to drive. Mr. Lewyn calls for a "no roads without transit" policy.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
March 21, 2001, 12am PST
Members of the The New Urbanism movement have compiled a list of the most sprawling and pedestrian unfriendly strips of asphalt and concrete in the nation.
Jim Colleran
Feature
March 10, 2001, 12am PST
Our public buildings -- courthouses, post offices, town halls, libraries, schools -- are a reflection of who we are as a community and as a people.
Wayne M. Senville
Feature
February 28, 2001, 12am PST
The president of AICP responds to the charge that planning certification can actually harm a planner's career. AICP represents the highest standard of the profession.
Norman Krumholz, AICP
Feature
February 7, 2001, 12am PST
Architects, engineers and lawyers have professional certifications. Planners have the AICP. But does it matter? Richard Carson argues that it will hurt your planning career.
Richard H. Carson
Feature
January 22, 2001, 12am PST
Will smart growth result in more traffic congestion and air pollution? Wendell Cox presents the argument for sprawl and against urban 'smart growth' development.
Wendell Cox
Feature
January 4, 2001, 12am PST
Current land use practices are doomed to failure because they rely on zoning that ignores the capacity and function of the community's natural resources.
William B. Honachefsky, P.L.S., P.P.
Feature
December 20, 2000, 12am PST

Gus Salazar
Feature
December 8, 2000, 12am PST
Why did Oregon voters pass Measure 7? Citizens were tired of heavy-handed government planners.
Richard H. Carson
Feature
November 29, 2000, 12am PST
Littleton, Colorado's healthier approach to economic development.
Chris Gibbons
Feature
November 20, 2000, 12am PST

El Toro Airport Proposal - Cartoon by Salazar

Gus Salzar
Feature
October 25, 2000, 12am PDT
Los Angeles' new Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is creating a system of neighborhood councils to restructure city government and local planning. Will it succeed?
Bill Christopher