Humor

Feature
July 9, 2014, 5am PDT
A satirical post welcomes the metaphorical zombie state experienced by humans in the modern built environment as the path of least resistance for a literal, future zombie state.
William Riggs
June 27, 2014, 9am PDT
There are other ways to grab attention, even if you don't have the cash to spend on a giant sign that says T-R-U-M-P above the Chicago River.
BuzzFeed
June 20, 2014, 6am PDT
In a fake editorial on the satirical site The Onion, Charles J. Galvin, CEO, E-ZPass Group, pays homage to the alternative path the Corleone family would have taken in The Godfather if only Sonny Corleone had been driving a car equipped with E-ZPass.
The Onion
June 13, 2014, 5am PDT
In a totally fake news report, satirical site The Onion imagines just how far some policy makers will go to appear like they are attracting techies and innovation.
The Onion
June 6, 2014, 6am PDT
A Tumblr called Signs from the Near Future has seen the signs, and has predicted what the signs of the future will look like.
Signs from the Near Future
May 2, 2014, 5am PDT
Parts of the East Coast got hit this week by rain and floods in what must certainly be cosmic salt in the wound of a long and intense winter. Luckily for our moods, one local news broadcast caught one biker rising above the wet conditions.
Gawker
April 25, 2014, 5am PDT
To some people (or maybe just this one person), the N Train in the New York City subway system in a perfectly acceptable place to shuck some oysters.
The Awl
April 23, 2014, 8am PDT
Few transportation projects have transformed D.C. as thoroughly as Capital Bikeshare. From humble beginnings in 2010 with fewer than 50 stations, there are now over three hundred stations and 2500 bikes spread across the city.
Elevation DC
April 18, 2014, 6am PDT
Part funny, part amusing, and part just plain cool, goat towers are vertical structures with winding ramps that goats love to climb. They are also are “an idea whose time has come” according to a recent article in Modern Farmer.
Modern Farmer
April 1, 2014, 2pm PDT
The following is a list things that are never going to happen, because if they did, urban planning as we know it would cease to exist.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
The residents and government of the city of Nome, Alaska are unimpressed with the whining they heard this winter.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 12pm PDT
A brawl began after a disagreement over the nuances of the Supreme Court case that protected the power of the government to use eminent domain to transfer ownership of private property for the purposes of economic development.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 11am PDT
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.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 10am PDT
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.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 9am PDT
It’s a surreal response to a surreal proposal: How many different ways can California be divided?
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 6am PDT
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.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 5am PDT
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.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 28, 2014, 5am PDT
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.
The Onion