Humor

The satirical site The Onion once again checks in with the world of planning and urbanism—this time choosing Erie, Pennsylvania Mayor Joe Sinnott to present some crazy ideas about the city's waterfront.
Sep 5, 2014   The Onion
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Kaid Benfield profiles the sustainable practices of the most Irish of emblems, Guinness Beer.
Mar 17, 2012   Switchboard
John Metcalfe has "designed" what he thinks could be the "Ultimate Municipal Supertruck of the Future."
Mar 16, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Dan Reed cautions against an elitist aversion to sterile and inauthentic "town centers" – for all their supposed faults, they offer a stepping stone for the uninitiated masses to get interested in "true" urbanism.
Mar 16, 2012   Greater Greater Washington
<em>Grist</em> has asked its readers to help it compile some of the country's "most craptastic urban rebranding efforts ever." And boy have they delivered.
Mar 12, 2012   Grist
Ever wanted to silence aggressive cell phone talkers or that intractable opponent speaking out against your brilliant redevelopment plan? Well researchers in Japan have developed just the product for you, reports Mark Hachman.
Mar 9, 2012   PCMag.com
Emily Badger has produced a thoroughly researched article on "The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List." We think you might recognize a few of these folks.
Mar 2, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Over the course of the year, the editors of Planetizen review and post summaries of hundreds of articles, reports, books, studies, and editorials related to planning and urban development. Here are our picks for the most notable planning trends of the past year, and the topics that we’ll be paying special attention to in 2012. Exclusive
Feb 27, 2012  By Jonathan Nettler
The "What People Think I Do" meme has been spreading across the web like wildfire in recent weeks. Some enterprising individuals have created their own versions for Planners.
Feb 24, 2012   Cyburbia
Pat Doyle reports on a new effort to reduce nuisances at a Minneapolis area light-rail station by using offensive music -- classical music in this case -- as a deterrent.
Feb 17, 2012   Star Tribune
As cities across the country compete to see who will win the title of 'Most Bicycle-Friendly', Emily Badger looks at what other titles may be worth pursuing.
Feb 16, 2012   The Atlantic Cities