Humor

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
Blog post
March 1, 2014, 7pm PST
Discussing some of the most pro-urban movies ever made.
Michael Lewyn
February 28, 2014, 11am PST
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.
KPCC
February 14, 2014, 7am PST
It’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s been a long winter in most parts of the country, so in the interest of staying warm and rightful pairs sticking together, here’s a website that lets people map the locations of lost mittens around New York City.
TLDR
February 13, 2014, 12pm PST
Around the country, highly educated, upwardly mobile Latinos are choosing urban settings in traditionally Latino neighborhoods over the suburbs. The effects of "gente-fication" ("gente" is Spanish for "people") are distinct from gentrification.
Fox News Latino
February 7, 2014, 2pm PST
People watching on the train: we all do it. But some of us do it better. Like October Jones, who uses his commute downtime to animate his fellow passengers.
BuzzFeed
Blog post
February 3, 2014, 4am PST
A minor word of caution on statistical inference and the stories it can tell
Norman Wright