Community Planning

It will come as no surprise to those tracking the built environment in Los Angeles that City Planning currently faces a number of challenges.
3 days ago   The Planning Report
Shelley Poticha, President and CEO of Reconnecting America and past executive director of the Congress for New Urbanism, has been appointed Senior Advisor for Sustainable Housing and Communities at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Jul 24, 2009   Reconnecting America
The grieving period has ended, and now resilient New Orleaneans are taking it upon themselves to rebuild their beloved city. Though it's sure to be a slow process, this could very well be community organization at its best. Exclusive
Nov 26, 2008  By Roberta Brandes Gratz
<p>Tyson's Corner, an auto-oriented suburb of Washington, D.C., reveals ambitious plans to become a dense, urban community. Officials are bracing themselves for tough opposition from locals. The Washington Post story includes a video report.</p>
May 29, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>The City of Oak Harbor, Washington is giving residents a chance to sound off about planning and development issues on several blogs.</p>
Apr 10, 2008   Whidbey News-Times
<p>This article from <em>Progressive Planning</em> looks at the communal councils being set up in Venezuela and the progress they have made in local planning efforts.</p>
Mar 25, 2008   Progressive Planning
I had the opportunity to spend a day at the Vacant Properties conference late last month which, if you're not familiar with the "movement," you should be.  Granted it's not for everyone.  At the opening plena Opinion
Oct 23, 2007   By Scott Page
 We all saw it on the Internet-the fellow at a public meeting being hauled away from the microphone before getting wrestled to the floor and tasered during a Q&A with John Kerry. Fortunately, silencing argumentative speakers with a taser is not a common occurrence at most public meetings. Opinion
Sep 27, 2007   By Barbara Faga
I would like to think that the overwhelming response to the question posed in the title would be a resounding, "No!"  I never gave the issue much thought before last week because frankly, I didn't really need to.  Working in a city like Philadelphia where the overwhelming percentage of prop Opinion
May 21, 2007   By Scott Page
The message from last weekend's two-day symposium at Columbia University, the Queens Museum and the Museum of the City of New York on Robert Moses: many aspects of the master builder's place in history haven't been told, despite Robert Caro's 1,162-page Pulizter Prize-winning biography; and that Opinion
Mar 5, 2007   By Anthony Flint
Thousands of New Orleanians have participated in planning their post-Katrina future – likely more than in any single American city-planning effort, ever. Opinion
Feb 27, 2007   By James S. Russell