North America

A new crop of developers are delivering fine-grained urbanism. Ben Brown checks into their boot camp and provides an update on the movement.
5 days ago   PlaceShakers
Cuba and its capital city of Havana are experiencing several, simultaneous revolutions. The opportunity for residents is also an opportunity for developers and architects, as well as a challenge for planners.
5 days ago   The Guardian Cities
Despite continued dispute over their effectiveness, carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs in the United States and Canada have raised billions of dollars. And China has now followed suit.
Jan 21, 2016   New York Times
Planner Clement Lau shares his New Year's resolutions: ten professional development and career growth goals for planners and urban design professionals.
Jan 20, 2016   UrbDeZine
Maybe not so much, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.
Jan 16, 2016   The Globe and Mail
Having just reached the decade mark as an architect in one of the world's most prominent firms, Marin Gertler shares what he has learned are keys for career success. Written for architects but equally applicable to planning professionals.
Jan 7, 2016   UrbDeZine
"It's too cold to walk here" is often the response to the subject of livability in northern climes. Hazel Borys hails from the third coldest city of its size on earth and talks walkable winter cities.
Jan 6, 2016   PlaceShakers
The anti-planning debate may have quieted down, but it hasn't disappeared. Anti-Agenda 21 activists have merely spread out, into the politics of cities and counties planning for the future.
Jan 5, 2016   Governing
Renowned UCLA planning professor, urbanist, and author Edward W. Soja passed away last month. L.A.-based planner, and former Soja student, Jonathan Bell writes about his teachings and how they influenced him.
Dec 18, 2015   UrbDeZine
The third annual edition of holiday gift ideas for that "plannerd" in your life. This year, rather than listing gift ideas, L.A. County Planner Clement Lau describes various sources for buying gifts for urban planners and designers.
Dec 13, 2015   UrbDeZine
Urban planners should take a leadership role in placing social equity at the top of planning goals, argues planner, teacher, and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa. He looks at five socio-economic problems planners should strive to solve.
Dec 13, 2015   UrbDeZine