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If the country is about to embark on a new era of infrastructure investment, care will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits for mobility.
Steven Polzin
Feature
November 14, 2001, 12am PST
What's so bad about Zoning? Planner and attorney Edward McMahon separates the myths from the facts. At its best, zoning can help strike the elusive balance between quality of life and economic vitality.
Edward McMahon
Feature
November 5, 2001, 12am PST

The godfather of New Urbanism offers his perspective on the future of cities: The most beautiful cities which survive in the world today have all been conceived with buildings of between tw

Nikos Salingaros: Interview with Leon Krier
Feature
October 29, 2001, 12am PST
Being a planning director means you have to be a political animal. Richard Carson offers a no-holds barred look at what it takes to be a planning director -- and whether you want to.
Richard H. Carson
Feature
October 23, 2001, 12am PDT
The sprawling 1950's postwar urban pattern, once believed to provide a measure of security in the atomic age, has made us extremely vulnerable in an age of international terrorism.
Michael Dudley
Feature
October 2, 2001, 12am PDT

As professional planners we have to take a new ethical stand. Gated and walled residential complexes will be even more popular among residential real estate developers.

Edward J. Blakely
Feature
September 24, 2001, 12am PDT
Members of an Internet-based discussion group promoting New Urbanism offer several new urbanist proposals for redeveloping the site of the World Trade Center.
Laurence Aurbach Jr. (Editor)
Feature
September 17, 2001, 12am PDT
We are convinced that the age of skyscrapers is at an end. It must now be considered an experimental building typology that has failed. We predict that no new megatowers will be built, and existing ones are destined to be dismantled.
James Howard Kunstler and Nikos A. Salingaros
Feature
September 13, 2001, 12am PDT
The World Trade Center towers were an icon of the most powerful city in the world. Was it a mistake to build these grand towers? No. Architecture captures the strength and power of the American idea.
John H. Hooker, AIA
Feature
September 1, 2001, 12am PDT
As long as homeownership is a fundamental part of the American dream, we won't have livable cities. America's housing policy is dysfunctional -- homeownership is increasing, but community is disappearing.
Daniel Lazare
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