Exclusives

Blog post
4 days ago
A blog post comparing the Athens Charter, written by modernist architects in the 1930s, to traditional urbanism and modern sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
March 7, 2016, 2pm PST
Imagine that public meeting that explodes in heated argument. You've likely seen the same thing online. Learn about tools for analyzing online public engagement.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
March 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Misconceptions about New Urbanism persist.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
March 3, 2016, 5am PST
The latest installment of the "Planners Across America" series visits Columbus, Ohio, for a conversation with Planning Administrator Kevin Wheeler.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
February 29, 2016, 2pm PST
The great Italian scholar and novelist's death likely has little meaning for practicing planners, but his literary method might have lasting relevance for planning education and the design of urban space.
Dean Saitta
Blog post
February 29, 2016, 11am PST
As consumers increasingly buy online, technology is changing the shape of our cities, reducing demand for retail space, increasing freight congestion, and leaving parking lots empty.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
February 26, 2016, 5am PST
Architects will soon be hired to design Obama's presidential library in Chicago. It may turn out to be a beautiful building, but will it be worth all that is lost in the process?
Mark Hough
Blog post
February 25, 2016, 2pm PST
A recent book on retrofitting sprawl contains numerous proposals to revise cul-de-sacs—all of which are interesting, even if politically infeasible.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 24, 2016, 9am PST
Though projects tend to be hyper-local and temporary, Do It Yourself, Tactical, or Guerrilla Urbanism is an endorsement of the top-down planning model, rather than a repudiation.
Reuben Duarte
Blog post
February 24, 2016, 5am PST
This blog post highlights resources available to help engage children and young adults in participatory planning processes.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
February 23, 2016, 10am PST
Do modern accessibility regulations go far enough to ensure fair access to all community members for public engagement activities? How can we design our planning processes to reach the broadest demographic?
Dave Biggs
Feature
February 18, 2016, 2pm PST
Knee-jerk, ideological reactions to the California housing crisis rest on faulty arguments and threaten to cheat the state out of workable solutions.
Eric Panzer
Blog post
February 18, 2016, 7am PST
Summarizes Justice Scalia's most important Takings Clause decisions.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 17, 2016, 7am PST
Guest blogger Joshua Drucker discusses his new research critiquing current practices in economic impact analysis.
JPER
Feature
February 16, 2016, 9am PST
GE recently made the blockbuster decision to move its corporate headquarters to Boston. More than just another example of a company returning to an urban area, the move shows how a city like Boston benefits the kind of company GE wants to become.
Rod Stevens
Blog post
February 16, 2016, 9am PST
Google Earth can be a useful tool for understanding how parking is being used in your community and to identify where over- or under-utilization occurs.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
February 11, 2016, 5am PST
Philosopher Ivan Illich believed that the bicycle could connect users back to the pace of community-oriented life, that the right of free movement does not lapse just because cities have strapped themselves into ideological seat belts.
Steven Snell
Blog post
February 10, 2016, 7am PST
The new International Housing Affordability Survey contains various errors and biases. The author even claims that compact housing reduces fertility. Really? Smart policies can create affordable and family-friendly housing.
Todd Litman
Feature
February 9, 2016, 6am PST
An experiment involving colorful Legos, big pictures, and "Where Things Are From Near to Far."
Pete Sullivan
Feature
January 27, 2016, 9am PST
A public-private partnership between Xerox and the city of Los Angeles rolls out a new mobile trip-planning app to the public today. Now it's on the city's residents to use this new power wisely.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 25, 2016, 6am PST
You may not have a moral right to live in an expensive city—but does the government have a moral right to exclude you?
Michael Lewyn