When planners are looking to find out what kind of developments residents like, one way is to ask them to weigh in. Planner Clement Lau shares key lessons learned about conducting and creating surveys as part of the planning process.
Mar 17, 2014 UrbDeZine
The concept of surveying residents to get their take on a development may seem like a simple idea, but it is no easy task. Planner Clement Lau shares key lessons learned about conducting and creating surveys as part of the planning process.
Mar 14, 2014 Los Angeles UrbDeZine
You probably didn't end up on your community's planning commission because of your lack of opinions. Now that you are performing this service to the community, how do you balance your past political inclinations and maintain a fair process?
Mar 14, 2014 PlannersWeb
During Tregoning's seven years at the helm of the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning, she pushed the city to adopt smart-growth policies touching all aspects of life--not just land use, but transportation, the economy, and more.
Feb 18, 2014 Elevation DC
It’s always proper to end the year with reflection and a bit of the good vibes. So for this past year, and many other years prior, I’ve thought about those who have shaped my work the most. Opinion
Dec 31, 2013 By
What is the benefit of planning? What does it do? Opinion
Dec 16, 2013 By
I have a dream to become rich and famous. How will I do it? Easy. I will capture the world’s immeasurable demand for salmon marmalade. I believe people are willing to pay in excess of $10 a jar and I shall sell thousands upon thousands of these jars while making millions upon millions. Opinion
May 17, 2013 By
In an op-ed for Forbes, economist Carl Schramm argues that "the practice of city planning has escaped reality." He indicts planners, and the plans that cities produce, for ignoring the economic imperatives that constitute a successful city.
May 16, 2013 Forbes
Our profession is one of the few that is centered on a universal act: making plans. Which is to say that everyone makes plans. Conversely, not everyone dry cleans their own laundry or analyzes commodity markets. Indeed, to plan is human. You and I just happen to do it for a living. Opinion
May 2, 2013 By
Are today's city planners fulfilling the promise of John Nolen? Howard Blackson explores a profession losing its influence, and ponders how to get it back.
Apr 9, 2013 PlaceShakers