August 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Mayor-Elect Steinberg enters City Hall as a leader with a unique opportunity to enact sustainable infill policies he championed in the California Legislature.
August 23, 2016, 7am PDT
A status update of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan leaves a writer wondering if the backlog pedestrian infrastructure maintenance will grow while only a few planned projects get built.
August 19, 2016, 8am PDT
The rare and elusive comprehensive planning review has been published by nextSTL.
August 17, 2016, 9am PDT
The Seattle City Council is currently considering the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The plan could change significantly from Mayor Ed Murray's proposed draft to the final, approved version.
August 17, 2016, 5am PDT
Data collection used for planning purposes has traditionally focused on cars, rather than people. So far, innovative transportation technologies seem unconcerned with changing that pattern.
August 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
Pokémon Go represents the coming of age of a powerful new technology: augmented reality. PIA Young Planner Nick Kamols applies a planner's perspective to what today's anime-based craze might tell us about what's coming tomorrow.
August 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
The New Orleans City Council must still approve regulations for short-term rentals, but the Planning Commission has spoken.
August 5, 2016, 5am PDT
The Bard of Avon would be proud.
August 4, 2016, 8am PDT
The plans for one of California's most expensive, and controversial, projects are moving forward as the clock ticks on the Obama Administration's time in power.
July 30, 2016, 11am PDT
Although the regional transit agency that serves the Denver area is amidst an ambitious and broad building program, the city could still use a comprehensive and coordinated vision of its transportation network.
July 28, 2016, 6am PDT
A city famous for tall palm trees wants to find some shade.
July 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent spate of articles has pondered the concepts and planning strategies at work in the region of the country described as the Rust Belt.
Notes from the Underground
July 19, 2016, 6am PDT
An annual report analyzing the "State of the City" speeches of 100 mayors finds remarkable consistency in messaging.
June 30, 2016, 2pm PDT
Chattanooga is the latest city to apply the form-based code methodology to a specific area of the city, including downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
June 30, 2016, 8am PDT
Though it's been 35 years since its last comprehensive plan, the city of Memphis hopes to start updating its comprehensive plan every five to ten years.
June 29, 2016, 7am PDT
There's no shortage of ambition from Silicon Valley startup accelerator and investment firm Y Combinator—which recently announced its intentions to build a prototype city.
June 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
A local writer argues that development is putting the unique character of Palm Springs in peril by taking advantage of the city's Planned Development Districts.
June 20, 2016, 8am PDT
The Portland City Council voted unanimously to approve a new Comprehensive Plan.
June 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Planners have completed a two-year study of the area around the 30th Street Station in the University City neighborhood in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The question of whether the city of San Antonio should annex some or all of five potential areas is overwhelming the political debate about the city's recently released draft comprehensive plan.