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Writing for Greater Greater Washington, Matt Johnson has compiled a list of neologisms to describe the unique encounters of contemporary city living.
3 days ago   Greater Greater Washington
Residents say an old Pets.com employee shuttle still drives the streets of San Francisco, seemingly at random. The driver, a mystery to all, emerges from the shuttle occasionally to buy a burrito and a Chronicle. But no one ever sees his face.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
I am trying to get caught up on The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. I'm a chapter behind, so don't tell me what happens.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
It’s a surreal response to a surreal proposal: How many different ways can California be divided?
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
The former Secretary of Transportation will join the popular AMC show Mad Men to play a moderate Republican who works across the aisle to deliver badly needed improvements to the nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
A new study sheds light on why it seems that the sun shines 366.25 days a year in Los Angeles but falls short of solving one of life's great mysteries.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
A new study examines the widely reported effect of the “New York Minute,” claiming that the new multi-modal nature of New York City’s streets has harkened the obsolescence of previously stated definitions of the non-standard measure of time.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
The definitive dictionary of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, will add the term NIMBY to its latest edition, citing the widespread use and worldwide political relevance of the term as reasons for its inclusion.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
The Onion has once again focused its satirical gaze on the art and science of planning, this time telling the fictional story of a planner in Des Moines, Iowa, who just couldn't help but copy Philadelphia.
Mar 28, 2014   The Onion
In honor of tomorrow's Oscars, Christopher and Lisa Leinberger recently posted on NextCity about the "top 12 movies about urbanism." Some of the movies are about urban dystopias, while others are about sub Opinion
Mar 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
A pair of large winter storms hit California this week, providing a sorely needed, if incremental, reprieve from an ongoing and historic drought. A new twitter account, @LosAngelesRain has personified that rarest of commodities, rain in Los Angeles.
Feb 28, 2014   KPCC