Planning

Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick suggests that in public participation processes, planners may find common ground with Tea Party and property rights activists.
Yesterday   California Planning and Development Report
Bill Fulton says a legal challenge from the building industry may teach a useful lesson: the California Environmental Quality Act isn't the only tool planners can use to keep projects and their occupants out of harm's way
Mar 28, 2014   California Planning & Development Report
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 Norman Wright
What is the benefit of planning? What does it do? Opinion
Dec 16, 2013   By Norman Wright
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 Norman Wright
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 Norman Wright