Research

Urban planning professionals and researchers increasingly face information overload. Todd BenDor and Rob Goodspeed suggest three techniques for strategically monitoring the web for new research and ideas. Exclusive
Feb 5, 2013  By Jonathan Nettler
Comparing wide versus narrow lanes, Kenneth A. Small and Chen Feng Ng examine the relatively unexplored design of building more compact roads to alleviate traffic congestion.
Dec 26, 2012   Access
As new research data on cities pours in daily, interesting patterns emerge regarding income, green space and urban growth. Like people in their genetic make-up, are cities fundamentally all the same?
Jun 28, 2012   The Economist
People love statistics. They let us understanding the world beyond our own senses. USA Today publishes a daily Snapshot which presents a graph of random statistics. Sports talk and business analysis Opinion
May 11, 2012   By Todd Litman
In the second part of a four part series on America's pedestrian problem, Tom Vanderbilt evaluates the surprisingly formalized field of pedestrian behavior research, from navigating crowded sidewalks to tripping at the bottom of the stairs.
Apr 13, 2012   Slate
Eric Jaffe examines research on just what it is that makes people walk faster in New York than, say, Fargo, North Dakota.
Mar 23, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
In the Brookings Institute's pulse check on the nation's clean economy, researchers found that most of the country's clean economy jobs and recent growth were held in the largest metropolitan areas.
Jul 14, 2011   The Brookings Institute
Who's the happiest and healthiest of them all? The New York Times posts an interactive map of the national Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Mar 16, 2011   New York Times
Will digital communications make cities obsolete, or can online connections actually complement the face-to-face interactions and the cities that support them?
Mar 1, 2011   New York Times
In coming weeks doctoral applications in planning are due. Why apply? Opinion
Jan 5, 2011   By Ann Forsyth
In a field such as planning that is rich with quantifiable data, why there so little focus on evidence rather than opinion?, wonders researcher Martin Laplante. Exclusive
Nov 1, 2010  By Tim Halbur