Modern Urban Planning

October 5, 2016, 10am PDT
Detroit continues tear down empty housing in its farther afield neighborhoods, even as its downtown enjoys a spate of new construction.
June 1, 2009, 2pm PDT
A debate over preserving the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City is a question of not just a building, but the historic preservation of an entire model of planning, says Christopher Hawthorne.
The Los Angeles Times
Blog post
March 15, 2008, 1pm PDT

Often, planners and economists seem to be at odds. Actually, a better description would be talking past each other—literally two ships passing in the night.

Planners often think economists are too narrowly focused on dollars, cents, and rational decisionmaking. Economists can’t understand why planners don’t recognize the real world of markets and why incentives matter—a lot.

Samuel Staley
March 4, 2008, 6am PST
<p>The machine-city envisioned by Le Corbusier, and made into practice in decades of modernist bureaucracy, has ultimately produced, according to Simon Richards' essay, an antisocial environment, against which urban planning seems to be now reacting.</p>
The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal