Exclusives

Blog post
4 days ago
An Interview with Sean Montgomery, the inventor of CitizenSpring, an app that collects and maps data about safe drinking water.
Casey Brazeal
Blog post
July 4, 2013, 1pm PDT
American reliance on property taxes leads to NIMBYism and periodic tax revolts, thus impeding both development and basic public services.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 2, 2013, 3pm PDT
With Millennials leading America’s historic decline in driving, cities are exploring ways to attract young professionals through reliable mass transit. Benjamin de la Pena and Nicholas Turner argue that Bus Rapid Transit is the optimal solution.
Benjamin de la Pena
Blog post
July 2, 2013, 9am PDT
Tesla has just disclosed the first fatal crash of a driver using its "Autopilot" system. Tesla should be concerned about the question of who's liable, and we should all be concerned about the wider consequences of this tragic event.
Scott Le Vine
Blog post
June 27, 2013, 2pm PDT

If the market demand is there, why isn't more mixed-use housing getting built? Follow the money.

Tim Halbur
Blog post
June 25, 2013, 10am PDT
Two events held in the same week in the historic heart of Paris show just how serious the city is about its contemporary urban landscape.
Mark Hough
Blog post
June 25, 2013, 7am PDT
Failures, when experienced as part of creatively contributing to the solution, are not just OK, they are a good thing.
Ian Sacs
Blog post
June 24, 2013, 6am PDT
Critics claim that smart growth policies are ineffective at reducing vehicle travel and achieving intended to objectives. This column critiques their arguments.
Todd Litman
Blog post
June 21, 2013, 4am PDT
Now is the time for planners to engage in the public debate on vehicle-automation – leaving it to the car-makers and search-engine providers (and their legions of techies) won’t deliver the livability outcomes planners aim to achieve.
Scott Le Vine
Blog post
June 20, 2013, 12am PDT
What should graduate students read the summer before entering planning school? For those with some time on their hands the following suggestions can help provide direction.
Ann Forsyth
Feature
June 19, 2013, 4pm PDT
Land use disputes are increasingly taking up our time and producing unsatisfying results. A new approach to resolving conflict based on mutual gains may provide a better way to manage the most challenging situations.
Sean Nolon
Blog post
June 14, 2013, 10am PDT
Building intensity can do just about everything: make a city budget more resilient, conserve land, and encourage infill. And possibly make your morning omelet.
Norman Wright
Feature
June 12, 2013, 4pm PDT
As a new cohort of young planners prepares to enter the field, more than a dozen recent graduates share their insights on how to make the most of a planning education and navigate one of the most challenging job environments in recent memory.
Erica Gutiérrez
Blog post
June 7, 2013, 1pm PDT
Where you build is important. But when it comes to city budgets, how much you build matters more.
Norman Wright
Blog post
June 3, 2013, 5pm PDT
Shutting down cities as a response to terrorism makes such violence more rewarding and thus more tempting.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
June 3, 2013, 6am PDT
Small business owners who drive themselves nuts arguing against the reuse of on-street parking with other balanced transportation solutions is a shame because there is so much good data to prove it's actually very good for business.
Ian Sacs
Blog post
May 30, 2013, 7pm PDT
Even as the landscape becomes increasingly important to cities, landscape architects remain underrated as contributors to the urban realm. When is everyone else going to see what we already know?
Mark Hough
Blog post
May 29, 2013, 2am PDT
The epic, years-long battle for converting one Holland Tunnel tube to a bicycle/pedestrian-only facility may find compromise in this proposed free ticket voucher program for bicycle-toting ferry passengers.
Ian Sacs
Blog post
May 27, 2013, 1pm PDT
Explore how people across the world are working to develop technology enhanced solutions to challenges facing their cities.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
May 25, 2013, 3pm PDT
Changing demands justify policies and programs that encourage people too choose efficient travel options and smart growth locations. Are these coercive?
Todd Litman
Blog post
May 23, 2013, 9am PDT
Using bicycle racks as partitions in lieu of fences, called "bike breaks", in heavily trafficked areas accomplishes two goals at once and fends off the design wonks.
Ian Sacs