Exclusives

Blog post
6 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
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
Feature
September 21, 2015, 7am PDT
The latest installment of the Planners Across America series interviews John Rahaim, planning director for the City and County of San Francisco, about the heightened passions and perpetual controversies of planning in the City by the Bay.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
September 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to "The End of Traffic & the Future of Transport," demographic, economic and technological trends are changing travel demands. In the future, people will prefer to drive less and rely more on alternatives. Not everybody has got the message.
Todd Litman
Blog post
September 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
Bike sharing and rental systems are becoming more inclusive, considering the needs of those with disabilities and children. And systems are expanding based different uses people have for different types of bicycles.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Feature
September 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
A few key considerations, implemented during a public engagement process, can ensure active and engaged participation from commonly marginalized groups and individuals.
James Rojas
Blog post
September 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
Dr. Robert Young of UT-Austin guest blogs about his work on the challenges of promoting sustainable development in peripheral areas of Oregon.
JPER
Feature
September 3, 2015, 2pm PDT
"Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing"—as a new rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes to do—can vary widely, even in the same city.
Kyle Smith and Brendan Saunders
Blog post
September 3, 2015, 11am PDT
The new "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule may impose additional paperwork burdens on local government, but is unlikely to cause major policy changes.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
September 2, 2015, 10am PDT
Tired of standing on a street corner to count traffic? Technology is automating traffic counts and providing more detailed and accurate data to support planning.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
September 1, 2015, 10am PDT
Too many city plans represent business-as-usual, sit on a shelf collecting dust, or miss the chance to reflect a truly game-changing moment in the direction of a city. Want your new city plan process to result in a great plan? Consider these 10 keys.
Brent Toderian
Blog post
September 1, 2015, 6am PDT
University of New Orleans Professor Dr. Anna Livia Brand writes about the shortcomings in the recovery planning process in post-Katrina New Orleans caused by unaddressed racial inequality.
JPER
Blog post
August 31, 2015, 8am PDT
Building on its physical assets, city planners are succeeding in efforts to bring vitality to the Uptown district in Oakland, CA by supporting new housing development and enlivening what was once a preeminent arts and entertainment district.
Linda Day