The city of Austin has released a new 197 page planning document to manage its population growth and inform planning decisions for the next three decades.
Sep 29, 2011 American Statesman
Despite 40 percent fewer employees, the department recently announced a reform plan to expedite the development approval process by bringing the city's Planning Department and the Department of Building and Safety under one roof.
Jul 17, 2011 The Planning Report
To save $1 million a year, the mayor is folding the Planning Department into the department in charge of processing building permits.
Apr 29, 2011 Voice of San Diego
Is urban planning losing its relevance as a profession? Some say yes. In this essay from <em>Places</em>, Thomas Campanella suggests that the roots of this fall from grace lie in the era of Jane Jacobs.
Apr 27, 2011 Places
The name has changed, butt he reform game stays the same. Chief Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner has promised a more transparent project approval process. A team of consultants is just beginning to pitch their ideas.
Mar 13, 2011 The Planning Report
Anton Roux and John Stanley of ON LINE opinion outline the future for Australian cities.
Nov 1, 2010 ON LINE opinion
The fractured state of planning at various levels of government in the U.S. is limiting the potential of good ideas, according to this critique from <em>Next American City</em>.
Oct 13, 2010 Next American City
Because of their broad appeal, diverse uses, and heavy programming, parks may do more for cities than the performing arts centers of the 1980s and the sports venues of the 1990s have accomplished, says JoAnn Greco.
Oct 3, 2010 The Washington Post
In classic hill towns, people showed innovation and dynamic placemaking--lessons learned for urbanism in the new century, says Chuck Wolfe.
Sep 27, 2010 myurbanist
The proposed design for a New Orleans medical complex is being directed from state offices, and is out of place from local planning principles, according to findings.
Sep 16, 2010 New Urban Network