Planning

October 20, 2014, 1pm PDT
One of the country's largest cities has been growing quickly and will continue to grow—how is Oklahoma City planning for the future?
The Oklahoman
October 20, 2014, 10am PDT
The American Planning Association (APA) is seeking input for an update of the 2000 Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide.
American Planning Association
October 20, 2014, 9am PDT
Houston is preparing for a new wave of population growth by preparing a comprehensive plan. The question is what kind of city Houston wants to be.
Architect
October 20, 2014, 7am PDT
Few people escape on-the-job stress, but LA County Planner Clement Lau has some tips for his cohorts designed to help them recover from the pressures of work.
UrbDeZine
October 17, 2014, 12pm PDT
There is development life in San Francisco outside of SoMa (South of Market). Jim Chappell, former SPUR director, reviews some of the activity in this second installation of a series.
UrbDeZine
October 16, 2014, 1pm PDT
An ongoing planning effort in Oklahoma City would revitalize a neighborhood adjacent to the city's downtown core long neglected by bad planning.
Streetsblog USA
October 15, 2014, 2pm PDT
In the second in a series of posts, PlannersWeb recently posted the results of a poll asking: "What are the skills you’ve found most important in serving on a planning commission?"
PlannersWeb
October 14, 2014, 2pm PDT
PlannersWeb recently posted the results of a poll asking: "What are the skills you’ve found most important in serving on a planning commission?"
PlannersWeb
October 5, 2014, 7am PDT
Officials planning the divisive Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland are working to catch land use considerations up with transportation considerations for a proposed road connection to cut through the city's East Side.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 4, 2014, 7am PDT
For planners, the key to moving a city’s vision for development forward is to value public as well as private investment in projects, according to urban planner and author Howard M. Blackson III.
UrbDeZine
September 29, 2014, 7am PDT
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke will release the details of a proposal to consolidate planning and development approval authority into a new, cabinet-level city department.
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 28, 2014, 1pm PDT
Eleri Harris offers a graphic account of the historic planning and design of Canberra, Australia—designed and planned by Americans, Walter Burley Griffen and Marion Mahony Griffin.
Medium
September 10, 2014, 11am PDT
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.
PlanPhilly
Feature
September 2, 2014, 9am PDT
An August 19 article in the Washington Post took a tough stance on the value of families to urban settings. Here Bradley Calvert responds by describing how families provide opportunities for planners to rethink cities for the better.
Bradley Calvert
August 27, 2014, 8am PDT
The Mid Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC) is working with Columbus 2020, ULI Columbus, and planning firm Calthorpe and Associates to head up a new effort called insight2050 that will develop "objective analytical tools" to prepare for growth.
Columbus Underground
August 26, 2014, 1pm PDT
Geoff Kees Thompson digs into one component of this old city's proposed mayoral platform for Philadelphia: the need to organize the city's alphabet soup of planning agencies under one director and give the Planning Commission teeth.
This Old City
August 13, 2014, 5am PDT
A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
UrbDeZine
August 11, 2014, 10am PDT
The Denver Post writes about Brad Buchanan, who in February became the executive director of the Denver Department of Community Planning and Development.
Denver Post
July 31, 2014, 8am PDT
Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick suggests that in public participation processes, planners may find common ground with Tea Party and property rights activists.
California Planning and Development Report
July 7, 2014, 5am PDT
If/Then, a new Broadway musical, describes two possible lives of a dynamic, intelligent, glamorous, detail-oriented, and somewhat wonky urban planner. The character is based on Amanda Burden, who recently-retired as New York City's planning director.
If/Then The Musical