Planning

October 24, 2016, 11am PDT
Details are emerging about the how and where of a proposed a bus rapid transit (BRT) connection between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to begin the processing of updating the 20-year-old Los Angeles River Master Plan.
Curbed LA
October 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The Virginia county of Arlington has written into law the ability to create shared streets as well as streets that prioritize pedestrians.
Arlington County
October 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
"Seattle’s multi-year process to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan has come to its conclusion finding unanimous consent and approval from the City Council," reports Stephen Fesler.
The Urbanist
Blog post
October 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Kelcie Ralph guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
October 11, 2016, 11am PDT
It hasn't always been like this, but in recent years, Vancouver has attracted international talent to design some of its splashiest new projects.
Business Vancouver
October 11, 2016, 10am PDT
A project to fill-in the Inner Loop in Rochester, New York is underway. It took a lot of contemporary planning to undo this mistake of mid-century planning.
CityLab
October 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
The initial reviews are in for Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to expand and improve Penn Station. The consensus so far: the plan doesn't go far enough.
Politico New Jersey
October 4, 2016, 7am PDT
A proposal to expand Facebook's footprint in the city of Menlo park gained key approval from the city's planning commission recently. The full City Council still needs to approve the plan.
San Jose Mercury News
September 30, 2016, 2pm PDT
Anthony Morando of New York's Cuddy & Feder LLP offers an opinion that drive-thru uses like fast food stores and pharmacies can co-exist in walkable communities. Examples given of drive-thru stores that have been designed to be contextually sensitive
Modern Cities
Blog post
September 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post comparing the Athens Charter, written by modernist architects in the 1930s, to traditional urbanism and modern sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
September 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
As the public health and planning professions expand their partnership around the world, consider this list by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health of the 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health.”
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
September 18, 2016, 11am PDT
With a string of successes in downtown revitalization under its built, Plano, Texas is looking to duplicate that model elsewhere around the city.
The Urban Edge
September 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Want parking reform without tears?
CityLab
Feature
September 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
2016 has produced an eclectic, imitative mix of titles to the urban library.
Josh Stephens
September 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
In 1851 the City of Seattle could have been a vastly different place if alternative development decisions had been made that took the original inhabitants, nature, and topography into consideration.
Crosscut
September 8, 2016, 8am PDT
A tradition as old as the Planning Department itself: proposing reforms to the planning and development approvals process in the city of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
September 1, 2016, 8am PDT
The continued improvement of digital technology should benefit evidence-based policy and decision-making. Welcome to a new era of planning simulations.
Government Technology
August 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
We should have seen the historic flooding in the Florida Parishes region of Louisiana coming—both in preparation and in response—says a pair of recent articles.
The Conversation
Blog post
August 29, 2016, 11am PDT
Making better places is a core value for many planners, but don’t let a lack of passion stand between you and a strong career in planning.
Pete Sullivan