Social / Demographics

A map of bike commuters also maps the political conflicts in a changing Washington, D.C.
27 min ago   Greater Greater Washington
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This past week planning academic from across the globe came together for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference. I participated in a session on new technologies and thought the Planetizen community would be interested in the research results. Blog Post
Oct 29, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Drawing on a distinction between equality and equity, Rick Jacobus argues that so-called 'poor doors' are a necessary compromise to promote affordable housing and neighborhood integration.
Oct 29, 2015   Rooflines
Only 10 miles separate New York City and Newark, New Jersey, but the two can seem worlds apart. Damon Rich, who moved from New York in 2008 to lead Newark's planning office, speaks about how his work there has shaped his perception of both cities.
Oct 27, 2015   Satellite Magazine
To some, a protected bike lane saves lives; to others, it threatens the survival of a community.
Oct 27, 2015   The Washington Post
Scott Doyon shares his thoughts on last week's Oakhurst Porchfest. Potentially useful for anyone looking to launch their own version.
Oct 27, 2015   PlaceShakers
Under the leadership of Norman Krumholz, the city of Cleveland was positioned as a nationwide leader in equity planning. Krumholz, along with John Forester, eventually wrote the book "Making Equity Planning Work."
Oct 26, 2015   Cleveland Scene
A map of Pittsburgh's food deserts illustrates a nationwide problem with food insecurity.
Oct 26, 2015   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan, location of the High Line and one of the hottest real estate markets in the city, provides a case study of the wealth gap, with each side living in close proximity.
Oct 25, 2015   The New York Times
An in-depth study of business improvement districts (BIDs) in two Los Angeles neighborhoods examines the factors behind their success or failure.
Oct 23, 2015   Next City
What implications does pedestrian activity have on urban design? Creating walkable environments for pedestrians can improve urban conditions according to Arup architect Demetrio Scopelliti. We spoke to him about upcoming research on the topic.
Oct 22, 2015   Doggerel