Humor

April 1, 2016, 10am PDT
New for planners! The Vibrant Button takes those hard to plan neighborhoods and turns them into press release gold.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Extensions that automatically change the appearance of words in the Google Chrome browser have provided serious laughs. Now for a planning edition.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2016, 8am PDT
Nothing helps an advocacy organization like name recognition. Brad Pitt, for instance.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2016, 7am PDT
A new study also finds reason to believe that self-driving cars will make everyone nicer and generally more affable that any point in human history since the advent of the car.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Pop Quiz: Can you tell these differences between the real phrases, fake phrases, and inconsequential phrases in this contest of planning clickbait?
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2016, 5am PDT
Traffic safety advocates scored a major coup when NASCAR announced its support of reduced speed limits.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Reading The Onion's latest satire of the built environment is a bit like the experience it describes: watching as a crane moves a large object on a construction site, otherwise known as being easily distracted by harmless fun.
The Onion
March 11, 2016, 6am PST
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles the corruption and mismanagement of special districts, which are well known to professional planners, but perhaps not to the rest of the general public.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
March 4, 2016, 2pm PST
The city of New York has decided that police have better things to do than bust people for drinking in public. Cheers!
Observer
March 4, 2016, 5am PST
The most famous voice in narration, Morgan Freeman, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and put his vocal talents to good use.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
February 12, 2016, 2pm PST
An online video game has the perfect remedy for anyone who hates modernism—and Le Corbusier more specifically.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 10, 2016, 11am PST
Scott Doyon rewrote a classic children's book as a history of US cities since World War II. Fortunately, it's a quick read. Unfortunately, it's up to all of us how it ends.
PlaceShakers
January 29, 2016, 5am PST
A satirical New Yorker article nails the perpetual debate between New York and Los Angeles.
The New Yorker
January 27, 2016, 8am PST
The creators of A Marvelous Order—an opera based on the lives of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs—have released a video providing a first peek at the songs and ideas behind the opera.
A Marvelous Order
January 24, 2016, 11am PST
In his 2015 state of the state address, Gov. Jerry Brown announced his intention to tackle the Golden State's formidable $59 billion road and bridge deficit. A year later, that staggering figure jumped 30 percent to $77 billion.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 23, 2016, 7am PST
The "war on cars" and its pushback has a achieved a singular pitch in Belgium, where the national rail service has canvassed the country with a satirical ad campaign excoriating the country's horrible congestion.
The Wall Street Journal
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
January 22, 2016, 5am PST
Cartoonists have been satirizing the issue of gentrification for almost a century. Witness the evolution of gentrification political cartoons in an article by The Guardian.
The Guardian Cities
January 15, 2016, 5am PST
The week has been marked by a steady stream of news about new research and ideas coming from the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. There to poke fun at it all was parody Twitter account @FakeTRB.
Twitter
January 4, 2016, 6am PST
Call it a wishlist for 2016—here are the words CityLab has had enough of in 2016.
CityLab