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I once tried to seduce a girl by telling her that if she went out with me, she’d have a lot of laughs. As evidence, I demonstrated that I was a funny guy. I made her laugh. Nonetheless, she didn’t go out with me. Opinion
Feb 3, 2014   By Norman Wright
Bill Fulton, noted Smart Growth advocate and Director of Planning for the City of San Diego, looks to rebuild a department and pass community plans in the wake of San Diego's leadership crisis. In this interview, he describes the path ahead.
Sep 26, 2013   The Planning Report
Rick Cole, former City Manager for the City of Ventura CA, analyzes the upcoming merger of the Department of City Planning with the Department of Building and Safety in the City of Los Angeles.
Jun 13, 2013   The Planning Report
At a recent AIA breakfast brainstorm, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson asked attendees to weigh in on a controversial proposal to merge the Department of Building and Safety with the city's Planning Department in order to cut costs.
Dec 6, 2012   The Planning Report
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
Detroit is the darling of the media. Whether it is to bash it or celebrate it, Detroit is good for a story.  It will be a decade or more before the historians will start to connect today's dots with tomorrow's reality.  I'm not making predictions, just observations. Opinion
Sep 21, 2011   By Barbara Knecht
The newest U.S. stimulus proposal is aimed at improving infrastructure but could go farther, says Jonna McKone from TheCityFix.com.
Sep 10, 2010   TheCityFix
With only 100 voters and a mayor with strong financial ties to the city, Industry, CA is "disturbingly insular," says the LA Times. And with a proposed $800 million stadium in the works, Industry's concentrated power is called into question.
Oct 21, 2009   LA Times
Megan Lavalley may be the youngest planning commissioner ever, appointed to serve in Manchester, Vermont beginning Oct. 22nd.
Oct 14, 2009   The Manchester Journal
Why the decision to host the next G-20 summit in Steel City is a good one.
Sep 8, 2009   Forbes.com