Orenco Station in Portland, OR shows that traditional neighborhood development (TND) can decrease car use and encourage walking, according to a new study.
Sep 16, 2009 New Urban News
This investigation from <em>The New York Times</em> examines water pollution records from across the country and finds more than half a million violations that are causing deadly pollution to local water resources.
Sep 15, 2009 The New York Times
Not long ago, I posted on what makes some cities more stressful
than others. (See http://www.planetizen.com/node/40441
). In that post, I remarked that the Opinion
Sep 14, 2009 By
South Africa is gearing up to host the 2010 World Cup next June. As it prepares to be the tournament's first African host, the country faces a number of hurdles.
Sep 14, 2009 The Independent
Public space plays an important role in cities. Essential to creating good public spaces, according to this commentary from <em>The Nation</em>, is the art community.
Sep 13, 2009 The Nation
The poverty rate hit an 11-year high in 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sep 12, 2009 Los Angeles Times
Mohamed Atta, one of the 9/11 terrorists, pursued a masters degree in city planning before the attacks. Slate's Daniel Brooks reads Atta's masters thesis, and finds a strain of anti-Western modernism that is revealing.
Sep 9, 2009 Slate.com
Formerly thought to be recession-proof, the tourist mecca of Las Vegas is taking a hard hit during the current economic recession.
Sep 9, 2009 Los Angeles Times
In Afghanistan, cities are changing. More and more people are leaving behind their agricultural past for city life, and the tide of new urbanites is stressing the fabric of the city.
Sep 7, 2009 Forbes
This week's episode of <em>Smart City</em> features a discussion with planner Larry Beasley about how love can be an economic driver for cities, and how planning around emotions can improve cities.
Sep 6, 2009 Smart City