Public Policy

July 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Five U.S. cities will examine how their government operations impact people of color, and come up with solutions to advance racial equity.
Living Cities
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
November 3, 2015, 10am PST
The 'Vision Zero' movement to eliminate pedestrian deaths is fantastic. It is helping cities around the world create better, safer streets. The name and its embrace of absolutes dooms cities to failure.
California Planning & Development Report
October 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new book from the Manhattan Institute, available for free download, argues that cities will have to full embrace experimentation and evaluation to be true laboratories of innovation.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
January 24, 2013, 6am PST
Advocates of inclusionary zoning have something to smile about. A new report from the Rand Corporation confirms that the housing produced by these zoning policies does in fact create or preserve affordable housing in areas of low poverty.
Shelterforce Online
Blog post
October 29, 2012, 8am PDT

For those wanting to enter graduate school in 2013, applications will soon be due. Students investigating options often ask if it makes a difference where the planning school is located—in a design school, a public policy college, or in other locations like colleges of agriculture or arts and sciences. The short answer is it matters less to students than many think.

Ann Forsyth
September 19, 2012, 2pm PDT
In his column Urban Nation, Harry Moroz argues for deeper involvement from the federal government in urban policy in order to give American cities the fighting chance they deserve to be healthy and enjoyable places to live.
Next American City
June 19, 2012, 11am PDT
What should planners take away from last week's barrage of polls about Americans' attitudes?
PlaceShakers
July 30, 2011, 7am PDT
NIMBYism served a purpose once, says Scott Doyon, preventing all sorts of heinous projects from being built. But eventually, it became about stopping ALL change. Doyon has some recommendations for changing course.
PlaceShakers
July 24, 2011, 7am PDT
A new report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace proposes, among other things, a 5%-per-barrel tax on petro and the creation of the National Infrastructure Bank to cope with transportation budget cuts.
America 2050
July 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Zoning codes that mandate a certain number of parking spaces for businesses that serve on-site alcoholic beverages are inconsistent with law enforcement's campaign against drunk driving, says Eric de Place.
Sightline Daily
July 16, 2011, 1pm PDT
Bogota, Columbia's TransMilenio bus rapid transit system has been widely praised and imitated around the world. However, many consider the successful bus system to be suffering from its own success.
www.TheCityFix.com
July 11, 2011, 11am PDT
George Skelton of The Los Angeles Times contends that one of Schwarzenegger's biggest blunders as governor of California was lowering the vehicle license fee to 0.65%.
The Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2011, 11am PDT
A proposal to cut transportation funding by chairman of the House transportation committee John Mica (R-Fla.) received wide criticism from the Democrat counterpart.
The Washington Post
July 7, 2011, 11am PDT
The legacy of Los Angeles murals has all but left the city, buried under sign ordinances, billboard policy and tagging. Tanner Blackman in the Dept. of City Planning Code Studies Section is working to free up the knot of regulation.
KCET
June 20, 2011, 7am PDT
Failing to attract buyers even with deep discounts, developers are starting to bail out on Plan for Transformation, an ambitious program that seeks to replace moribund public housing projects with mixed-income housing.
Chicago Tribune
June 17, 2011, 5am PDT
A Yale University survey yielded a surprising result: climate change policy is becoming less polarizing among Americans of different political affiliations.
D.C. Streesblog
October 13, 2010, 12pm PDT
A variety of controversial planning policies and high-profile development projects in Melbourne have led to widespread resident frustration, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Could planning issues change the city's larger political equation?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Feature
June 8, 2009, 5am PDT
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy spent two years looking at smart growth policies in a number of states to see how well they've achieved their goals. Gregory K. Ingram, President of the Institute, explains the results.
Gregory K. Ingram
June 13, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>MI5 has requested that planners and architects keep some details of building designs top secret as part of the fight against terrorism.</p>
The Architect's Journal