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
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
John Metcalfe reports on an advertising campaign appearing at bus stops across the UK featuring a fiberglass potato sculpture and a mysterious odor emitting button.
Feb 10, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Chalder Burr, GQ's scent critic ranks the top ten most fragrant cities in the world.
Feb 5, 2012 Gentlemens Quarterley