Planning

Research suggests that the Trip Generation Manual—a familiar tool for planners calculating the vehicle trips expected to be generated by developments of various sizes and uses—produces "phantom trips" and unneeded automobile infrastructure.
5 days ago   CityLab
The Oregonian editorial board writes an op-ed that sums up Portland's many perks as well as the challenges. At the heart of the op-ed's concerns: how to bring jobs closer to where people live (and vice versa).
Oct 25, 2014   The Oregonian
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved a series of bills to implement portions of the Lower North District Plan. Although the bills include downzoning, planners believe the area's vacant land is sufficient to bear new development.
Oct 23, 2014   PlanPhilly
One of the country's largest cities has been growing quickly and will continue to grow—how is Oklahoma City planning for the future?
Oct 20, 2014   The Oklahoman
The American Planning Association (APA) is seeking input for an update of the 2000 Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide.
Oct 20, 2014   American Planning Association
Houston is preparing for a new wave of population growth by preparing a comprehensive plan. The question is what kind of city Houston wants to be.
Oct 20, 2014   Architect
Few people escape on-the-job stress, but LA County Planner Clement Lau has some tips for his cohorts designed to help them recover from the pressures of work.
Oct 20, 2014   UrbDeZine
There is development life in San Francisco outside of SoMa (South of Market). Jim Chappell, former SPUR director, reviews some of the activity in this second installation of a series.
Oct 17, 2014   UrbDeZine
An ongoing planning effort in Oklahoma City would revitalize a neighborhood adjacent to the city's downtown core long neglected by bad planning.
Oct 16, 2014   Streetsblog USA
In the second in a series of posts, PlannersWeb recently posted the results of a poll asking: "What are the skills you’ve found most important in serving on a planning commission?"
Oct 15, 2014   PlannersWeb
PlannersWeb recently posted the results of a poll asking: "What are the skills you’ve found most important in serving on a planning commission?"
Oct 14, 2014   PlannersWeb