Planning

Mike Ferguson reports on the process of updating the growth plan—working title "Beyond Billings"—for the city of Billings, Montana.
4 days ago   Billings Gazette
In a provocative essay, Mitchell Sutika Sipus examines the dangers of subscribing to conventions such as style or planning trends, and argues why planners must forgo ideologies to create better solutions for community problems.
Oct 20, 2012   Humanitarian Space
Eric Jaffe writes on a new interactive planning initiative in Louisville, Kentucky, that takes a hands-on approach to public engagement.
Sep 25, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
A new study shows that denser, more transit-oriented development will lead to an overall decrease in miles driven, reports Angie Schmitt.
Sep 19, 2012   Streetsblog
Oslo's once-homogenous population has changed dramatically in the past few decades: immigrants and their descendants are predicted to account for 50% of all residents by 2030. Sarah Wesseler looks at the spatial implications of this transition.
Jun 18, 2012   Satellite Magazine
Our profession relies on logical analysis of accurate data. There are an amazing number of ways to go wrong. Opinion
Mar 21, 2012   By Todd Litman
Ken Bernstein, Principal Planner for the City of L.A., explores how the expansion of transit in Los Angeles is changing how the department approaches its plans and the planning process.
Feb 1, 2012   The Planning Report
"No one other than we as planners has the responsibility for decisions today that will profoundly affect others," says Attorney/Planner Dwight H. Merriam.
Nov 28, 2011   Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Good planning is attracting young hipsters to cities throughout the world, writes Christopher F. Schuetze.
Nov 22, 2011   International Herald Tribune via New York Times
Hidden in plain sight on Washington Street, just north of Rector Street, in lower Manhattan is an endangered piece of history. Three small privately owned buildings that I learned about during a walking tour in Saturday 29 October's freak snowstorm.  Opinion
Nov 1, 2011   By Barbara Knecht
Public participation is an important part of the urban planning process, says Michael Hooper, as "it improves project outcomes and the likelihood of project success." But lately, some prominent people are saying that it hinders the planning process.
Oct 27, 2011   Next American City