Blog post
February 23, 2016, 10am PST
Do modern accessibility regulations go far enough to ensure fair access to all community members for public engagement activities? How can we design our planning processes to reach the broadest demographic?
Dave Biggs
October 31, 2014, 8am PDT
The biennial California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment survey found a $78.3 billion funding shortfall over the next 10 years.
Blog post
April 10, 2014, 10am PDT
In addition to revealing public preferences for single-family homes and walkable communities, a recent survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors contains a variety of other small surprises.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 24, 2014, 12pm PST
Want an easy to use public engagement tool that helps you to understand the visual preferences of the public? StreetSeen (, a free online tool allows planners and others to simply construct and deploy visual surveys.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
May 20, 2013, 9am PDT
Chuck Wolfe champions the 'urban diary' tool as a universal means to understand the city around us.
February 9, 2010, 7am PST
A new study ranks the U.S. states by residents' happiness. From Louisiana (#1) to New York (#51), the happiest people tend to live in sunny, outdoorsy states with strong quality of life measures.
USA Today
Blog post
May 5, 2008, 2pm PDT

On the bus this morning I was handed a survey asking me to detail my satisfaction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's public transit system. As a daily bus commuter, I was more than happy to spend my two cents, but I'm a bit skeptical that those two cents will really do anything.

Nate Berg