News

31 min ago
We can now watch 6,000 years of urban settlements and movements unfold on our computer screens.
The Guardian
1 hour ago
A local writer argues that development is putting the unique character of Palm Springs in peril by taking advantage of the city's Planned Development Districts.
The Desert Sun
Blog post
2 hours ago
Do you remember exactly when you wanted to become an urban planner? Neither do I.
Pete Sullivan
3 hours ago
The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will invest $110 million to improve pedestrian safety in the state of New York.
The Lansing Star
4 hours ago
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
5 hours ago
In-depth coverage of the "New Landscape Declaration: Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future" event held recently in Philadelphia provides a thorough survey of the prevailing winds of a profession quickly growing in influence.
ASLA The Dirt
6 hours ago
Local advocates have won a string of political victories against developers in New York City.
The New York Times
7 hours ago
The headline presents a bit of a mind-bender, but scientists are racing to grapple with the consequences of human-induced climate change in the northern regions of the globe.
The Washington Post
8 hours ago
A Chinese company has sent a dramatic signal about the evolution of New York, moving forward with a plan to convert most of the rooms in the famous Waldorf Astoria into condominiums.
Bloomberg
Blog post
23 hours ago
Like train stations, Greyhound stations can be tolerable urban places- or they can be another example of suburban sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
Yesterday
More bad news for the beleaguered transit agency of our nation's capital, as declining ridership and prolonged service disruptions have now given way to large-scale layoffs throughout the organization.
The Washington Post
Yesterday
A pair of legislative proposals in the Pennsylvania State Legislature would open the door to private development in the state park system.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Yesterday
This time, the scene of the anti-development ire is Santa Monica, where local advocates have qualified for the November ballot on initiative requiring a vote for any project building beyond the zoning code.
Santa Monica Next
Yesterday
Wired takes a tour of a Siemens factory in California tasked with the task of building the rolling stock for the forthcoming, privately-funded Brightline train line in Florida.
Wired
Yesterday
A new kind of transportation network company is offering peace of mind for female travelers.
CBS Los Angeles
Yesterday
A light-rail link to the Los Angeles International Airport would accommodate bikes and buses, and could be here by 2021.
Urbanize LA
Blog post
Yesterday
Taxis, including new ride hailing services, play unique and important roles in an efficient and equitable transport systems. Let's support them with smart policies.
Todd Litman
Yesterday
It's not just Americans favor SUVs and light truck over compact cars, but that a majority of EV and hybrid owners who have traded in their cars are opting for all-gas vehicles, and that spells trouble for meeting President Obama's climate goals.
The New York Times - Science
Yesterday
Decades of poor urban planning and policy decisions have contributed to "the Glasgow Effect," which has seen higher rates of mortality for Glaswegians compared to similar de-industrialized cities.
The Guardian (UK)
Blog post
2 days ago
The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of Denver, Colorado highlights some important issues around social and environmental sustainability.
Dean Saitta
2 days ago
Last week the Los Angeles City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved housing initiatives. "Build Better LA" requires large developments to have affordable units. Silicon Valley voters will vote on a $950 million housing bond.
Planetizen