A guest column on the Saporta Report offers a reminder of the many critical public needs that compete with transportation funding for state dollars.
Jan 27, 2015 Saporta Report
At this time of year, many prospective graduate students are asking themselves if they should apply to planning programs. This is a good question. Planning is a diverse field and it can be hard to figure out if it will be the right fit. Blog Post
Nov 26, 2014 By
With the Millennial boom in many urban centers, many cities are looking for ways to retain young families rather than losing them to the traditional suburban exodus. One columnist dares to ask: Do cities even need kids?
Aug 20, 2014 The Washington Post
Community participation can be rough. Residents regularly chastise and yell at city officials, developers, and planners. I once attended a meeting where a speaker threw objects towards city council members. Groups use the legal system to obstruct individual project and broader plans. Blog Post
Jun 10, 2014 By
Emily Badger examines the role of housing segregation in obstructing the promise of Brown v. Board of Education.
May 19, 2014 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
In November, the Urbanophile blog featured an interesting post on Chicago's public schools. Blog Post
Jan 24, 2014 By
Back in November I wrote about my adventure to create a free massive open online course, TechniCity. The course officially launches on May 4th. Blog Post
Apr 27, 2013 By
Segregated schools are an enduring problem in urban America. But with young affluent (often white) professionals flocking to cities, and enrolling their children in public schools, a historic opportunity exists to create diverse schools.
Apr 18, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
Large casino resorts in Atlantic City and Connecticut take a hit, as new, smaller and local casinos, attract gamblers from the surroundings areas. New York state officials are paving the way for more casino proliferation, despite some skepticism.
Oct 27, 2012 The New York Times
As a childhood Whitney Houston fan and former owner of her Greatest Hits cassette tape, her death revived memories of a 13 year old summer camper standing atop a twin bed belting out The Greatest Love of All into a hairbrush microphone. Blog Post
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