Exclusives

Blog post
4 days ago
The most dense neighborhood in Manhattan is surprisingly low-key.
Michael Lewyn
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
Blog post
January 22, 2016, 8am PST

Musicians from all varieties of musical genres spent the past year pondering, celebrating, and complicating our perception of places.

James Brasuell
Feature
January 20, 2016, 2pm PST
Though the need for resilient communities is obvious, exactly how to measure resilience is less obvious. Edward J. Jepson, Jr. provides a new metric of the evidence of a community's resilience and produces a corresponding ranking of 30 U.S. cities.
Edward J. Jepson Jr.
Blog post
January 19, 2016, 5am PST
Ecologists offer scientific lessons in how to better build cities for humans and wildlife.
Steven Snell
Blog post
January 18, 2016, 10am PST
Participatory mapping has become an increasingly popular planning tool. The examples that follow highlight how communities are using participatory mapping.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Feature
January 13, 2016, 2pm PST
Pennsylvania finds proof that Passive House standards can be built at affordable housing prices, after the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency incorporated Passive House benchmarks into its Low Income Housing Tax Credit application.
David Salamon
Blog post
January 13, 2016, 1pm PST
The suburbs most likely to prosper are those with wealth and/or walkability.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 12, 2016, 2pm PST
Water has been an integral part of the designed landscape for centuries, but is it time to reevaluate its relevance?
Mark Hough
Blog post
January 11, 2016, 5am PST
A snow storm came through overnight, your street hasn't been cleared. When can you expect to have your street cleared? Cities are increasingly providing snowplow tracking information to residents.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Feature
January 6, 2016, 2pm PST
The annual list of the ten best planning, design, and development websites, representing some of the top online resources for news, information, and research on the built environment.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 4, 2016, 2pm PST
A list of mobile apps that support planning, as part of an annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
January 3, 2016, 1pm PST
African-American migration may reflect an attempt to escape poverty-related social ills rather than an attempt to escape gentrification.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
December 31, 2015, 5am PST
Pulling a few threads to unravel some of the biggest planning stories of the year.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 29, 2015, 2pm PST
What motivates sprawl? It's more than just automobile infrastructure.
Steven Snell
Blog post
December 28, 2015, 7am PST
An op-ed describes some of the not-so-hard to imagine drawbacks of a world full of a world full of self-driving cars.
Steven Polzin
Feature
December 18, 2015, 5am PST
The results of a year's worth of writing, reading, sharing, and commenting are in. These are the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2015.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 16, 2015, 11am PST
The Conference of Parties (COP21) held during the last two weeks in Paris establishes ambitious climate change emission reduction targets. This will be a challenge and opportunity for planners. Here are some highlights.
Todd Litman
Feature
December 12, 2015, 5am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the ten best books in urban planning, design, and development published in 2015.
James Brasuell and Josh Stephens
Blog post
December 10, 2015, 10am PST
Describing a seminar on "Sprawl and the Law" at the University of Pittsburgh.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
December 10, 2015, 5am PST
The City of Calgary aims to restore 20 percent of its open space to increase biodiversity. Complex nature is—and needs to be seen as—foundational to our day-to-day lives, both for our well being, and the health of nature itself.
Steven Snell