May 4, 2015, 5am PDT
Well known planning scholar and theorist Dr. Karen Christensen, from UC Berkeley, introduces her findings from a decade of interviews with exemplary planners in the San Francisco Bay Area.
April 20, 2015, 8am PDT
The American Planning Association has invited students to contribute blog posts on their reactions to the APA National Conference. Their thoughts so far have revealed holistic concerns and creative thinking—positive signs for the next generation.
American Planning Association
April 19, 2015, 1pm PDT
The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession.
April 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
With so much focus on local planning in recent years, what opportunities are there for planning at the state and nation-state level? A new study by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy examines case studies from the United States and Europe.
April 10, 2015, 1pm PDT
Situated at the confluence of the St. Joseph, St. Marys, and Maumee Rivers, Fort Wayne, Indiana is flush with funding for an ambitious waterfront revival project.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 3, 2015, 9am PDT
The efforts of 12 counties, four big cities, and four metropolitan planning organizations, as well as universities, major foundations, cultural institutions, and some 10,000 residents in Northeast Ohio have been rewarded.
March 16, 2015, 6am PDT
Writing for FastCo.Design, Architecture Critic Inga Saffron provides a cautionary tale about density done poorly.
March 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
In February, the Federal Aviation Administration released rules for the commercial operation of drones that were (to many observers) surprisingly business friendly. A landscape architect imagines the potential of drones for planning and design.
March 7, 2015, 1pm PST
Dylan Gentile, a 15-year-old resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, offers inspiration in the form of proactive, positive engagement with the built environment, and already an impressive resume of accomplishments.
March 6, 2015, 11am PST
Oakland, as the urban counterpart to San Francisco in the Bay Area, is on a lot of people's radar as a place to improve on some of the lessons of recent waves of urbanization. What planning precedents shaped the city on the other side of the Bay?
March 6, 2015, 9am PST
That question may seem like a contradiction, but it couldn't be more pertinent to communities and land use—existing codes and policies generate change by shaping investment.
March 2, 2015, 1pm PST
Let's discuss how community planning could be fundamentally reorganized to improve both efficiency and placemaking.
January 28, 2015, 9am PST
A survey of the quickly broadening reach of data about the movement of traffic reveals the next step necessary to achieve congestion nirvana: unfettered access to private cell phone data.
January 23, 2015, 1pm PST
A drastic overhaul of the planning and development processes in Philadelphia is, at least for now, on hold so stakeholders can have more time to analyze the proposal.
January 23, 2015, 12pm PST
Bill Lindeke writes of the daunting urban design and planning challenge presented by America's post-war fascination with the strip mall.
January 18, 2015, 9am PST
Can the Olympic bid provide an impetus for long-range planning for the Boston metropolitan area?
January 13, 2015, 2pm PST
An article by Woodbury University Professor Anthony Fontenot examines the effects of a history of opposition to planning as a centralized arm of the state, and proposes a way forward.
January 13, 2015, 1pm PST
Transportation for America has released "The Innovative MPO"—a guidebook of sorts that provides lessons in successful regional planning.
January 10, 2015, 11am PST
John King writes that the "Gallery + Ideas Forum" at the Presidio in San Francisco provides an excellent model for presenting issues and ideas of planning and urban design to the public.
January 6, 2015, 9am PST
William Fulton pens a column for the U-T San Diego assessing the city of San Diego's transition from suburban to urban after 18 months on the job as planning director.