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
October 30, 2015, 5am PDT
Describing the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's recent study on gentrification in that city.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 29, 2015, 2pm PDT
An op-ed explains the significance of the 2016 presidential election for the political clout of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Those supporting the agenda of HUD, according to this argument, should be wary of a Republican vistory.
Edward Poteat
Feature
October 29, 2015, 7am PDT
The annual conference of the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Conference brought together over 500 planners looking for lessons in planning for growth. The conference site of Raleigh provided a case study for a flourishing region.
Pete Sullivan
Blog post
October 29, 2015, 6am PDT
Researchers are examining technologies that can aid in understanding many aspects of our cities, from how citizens interact in plan making, where residents use social media, and how to understand our changing communities.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
October 28, 2015, 5am PDT
Though the role for planners in making it easier to walk was clear even before the U.S. Surgeon General urged communities to design and plan for walking, more information is needed to understand why and where people choose to travel on foot.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
October 27, 2015, 2pm PDT
At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, several researchers shared their work examining why people hate bicyclists and what can be done about that animosity.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
October 27, 2015, 5am PDT
Rebutting arguments against the law of supply and demand.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 25, 2015, 1pm PDT
This past week at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, planning academics shared their research on planning for bicycles including bike sharing, bicycle education, and the use of cargo bicycles.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
October 23, 2015, 10am PDT
Dehli announced a major new Complete Streets program that will redesign urban roads to favor walking, cycling and public transport over car traffic. This is very good news. It shows that the Complete Streets concept is now being applied worldwide.,
Todd Litman
Feature
October 20, 2015, 8am PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell recently gave the Pitkin Lecture at the Pennsylvania state chapter of the American Planning Association's annual conference. An adapted and excerpted version of that lecture follows.
James Brasuell
Blog post
October 18, 2015, 1pm PDT
The question is often asked and answered by urban planners and placemakers. The perspective offered here boils the essential qualities down to centrality, connectivity, and cachet, with a strong dose of urban "commoning."
Dean Saitta
Blog post
October 13, 2015, 6am PDT
The phrase "traffic congestion" can be misleading; some reductions in traffic speed are less harmful than others.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
Tourists' expectations when they travel are becoming increasingly sophisticated, seeking stimulating and meaningful experiences. The new book Gamification in Tourism shares how cities are designing memorable experiences.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
October 12, 2015, 9am PDT
Communities can receive high economic returns from appropriate bicycle facility invesments. It is important that advocates have solid arguments for responding to skeptics.
Todd Litman
Feature
October 12, 2015, 5am PDT
Garry Jastrzab, executive director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission, explains how a new comprehensive plan and a focus on the public realm guide the city as it searches for a balance between the old with the new.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
October 8, 2015, 5am PDT
Ambiguity in a mid-century water compact has Texas and New Mexico before the Supreme Court.
Katharine Jose
Blog post
October 5, 2015, 7am PDT
The Bloomingdale Trail, the star attraction of the 606 in Chicago, has been compared to NYC's High Line. But with its restrained design and focus on high-use activity, it is nothing like it, and, in certain ways, it's even better.
Mark Hough
Blog post
September 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
Researchers from Texas A&M blog about their study of the economic benefits of walkability in neighborhoods in Austin, Texas.
JPER
Feature
September 24, 2015, 2pm PDT
An op-ed counters concerns about the social equity consequences of Uber by allowing the possibility of public benefits arising from transportation network companies.
Billy Riggs
Blog post
September 21, 2015, 8am PDT
A simple explanation of why strict rent control reduces housing supply, and why moderate rent control does so to a much lesser extent.
Michael Lewyn