Planning

A meta-analysis of the archive of popular local planning website PlanPhilly provides insight into the issues and ideas that drive the planning conversation in Philadelphia.
Sep 10, 2014   PlanPhilly
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
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
For far too long, the shaping of public spaces has been left to architects and urban planners, who plan from the top down. The most successful projects involve people directly in deciding how their public spaces will look, feel, and operate.
Apr 4, 2013   Shelterforce Magazine
To celebrate its 50th post, Jeremy Rosenberg has handed over the reins of his "Laws That Shape L.A." column. The focus of this week's guest feature: the special overlays and site-specific designations that cover 60 percent of the city's geography.
Mar 27, 2013   KCET.org
Are you a Place-Maker or a Place-Shaker? Check out Scott Doyon's post for a look at where to draw the line. Spoiler alert: It's all about the politics.
Feb 26, 2013   PlaceShakers