June 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
The United Nations is calling for action in the face of a record number of people were displaced—more than half of all refugees around the world came from Syria, Afghanistan, or Somalia.
The Associated Press via The Denver Post
November 25, 2013, 10am PST
A spate of recent cyclist deaths on London's streets brings the conflict between road users into high relief. Sam Jacobs argues that "brute engineering" alone isn't enough to resolve the conflict, we need to utilize intelligence and creativity.
January 12, 2013, 5am PST
To ease the transition from conflict into post-conflict and stability, there is a high need for urban professionals who can artfully balance the demand for security alongside city spaces for healing, argues Mitchell Sutika Sipus.
Humanitarian Space
August 1, 2012, 8am PDT
David Kilcullen creates maps to empower disenfranchised people in developing countries around the world. By combining social science and technology his firm solves tough problems in "frontier environments," reports David Holmes.
Fast Company
Blog post
April 27, 2012, 5pm PDT

I recently had the pleasure of sitting on a panel convened by the Lincoln Instititute of Land Policy to discuss the Tea Party and its effects on local planning (a topic I've discussed earlier on this blog). At one point, the moderator asked if there were any successful techniques that planners could use to effectively deal with Tea Party activists. This was an intriguing question, but also one that I thought was a bit odd. Controversy and conflict are not new to planning; they are built into the very process of American planning because of its inherent openness and inclusiveness.

Samuel Staley
July 14, 2009, 11am PDT
This interactive map from <em>Good</em>'s Water issue highlight seven regions in the world that are likely to experience conflict over water shortages.
June 9, 2009, 11am PDT
Though they are still striving for social tolerance, mobile homes have managed to achieve a certain legal acceptance.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly
May 15, 2009, 10am PDT
Water is predicted by many to be the reason for future conflicts. But are water wars really in our future? <em>SEED</em> magazine asks a panel of experts.