August 15, 2015, 7am PDT
With a tradition of bicycle and pedestrian planning dating back to 1973, the Atlanta Regional Commission is currently updating its Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, with an expected completion date of December 2015.
August 13, 2015, 8am PDT
Brian Jackson will retire after stepping down from his position as chief planner for the city of Vancouver.
The Globe and Mail
August 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
Around the country, issues related to the field of planning dominate the public discussion of the "state of the city."
Fast Co.Exist
August 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
Urban planning is front in center in Nashville, with a general plan update underway and a mayoral election looming on August 6. One candidate took to the editorial pages of The Tennessean to lay out a housing and transit agenda.
The Tennessean
August 4, 2015, 5am PDT
Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins, of the landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm SWA, describe the benefits of a design process that empowers people and communities to participate.
Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins
Blog post
July 30, 2015, 10am PDT
Planners and designers should not be afraid to reclaim overused and misused words—as long as they know what they're doing.
James Brasuell
July 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Arlington County, Virginia downtown district of Rosslyn will provide the region's latest case study of a commercial district leveraging land use regulations to activate a dormant nightlife.
The Washington Post
July 27, 2015, 5am PDT
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
July 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
The federal government surveyed the country to recognize the best (multi-modal) transportation planning projects.
Fast Lane (DOT blog)
July 20, 2015, 2pm PDT
Planners will be presented with new challenges and opportunities in a new era of data-enhanced government.
Kendra L. Smith and Kevin C. Desouza
July 18, 2015, 1pm PDT
Public hearings are underway in Raleigh to discuss the zoning changes necessary to implement the city's Unified Development ordinance. Heated rhetoric was inevitable.
Indy Week
July 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Resilience is one of the hottest buzzwords in contemporary planning, and planners in communities around the country are only beginning to realize the multiple benefits of the attention and funding devoted to resilience plans.
APA Policy News
July 16, 2015, 7am PDT
With big plans come big responsibilities. Will a massive wave of development investment headed for Staten Island be met with a commensurate investment in infrastructure?
Staten Island Advance
July 15, 2015, 7am PDT
A Denver Post op-ed critiques the arguments employed to make the case for density in Denver.
The Denver Post
July 14, 2015, 2pm PDT
An op-ed describing the public health benefits of CEQA reform and urging California's leaders to finalize the end of "Level of Service" as a measure of project impacts.
Benjamin D. Winig
July 13, 2015, 7am PDT
Richmond, Virginia is launching a planning study aimed at maximizing the benefits of a proposed bus rapid transit system connecting the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 11, 2015, 7am PDT
In the ongoing quest to better measure the use of streets by all modes—a new tool could be a game changer for transportation engineers, planners, and advocates alike.
Streetsblog USA
July 2, 2015, 8am PDT
EfficientGov recently delved into one of the age-old questions of planning.
July 2, 2015, 5am PDT
A non-profit called the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corp. will employ the New York City Planning department as a paid contractor as it creates a plan for the neighborhood of Flushing West.
Crain's New York Business
Blog post
July 1, 2015, 2pm PDT
It’s a big question being tackled by land use planners and water providers in Colorado, where the traditional disconnect between water realities and land use decisions precludes a sustainable balance between water supply and urban growth.
Dean Saitta