Density

On Monday, geographer Jim Russell published a post at Pacific Standard arguing why zoning for more density would do little to affect the cost of housing Opinion
11 hours ago   By Reuben Duarte
Will Oremus investigates an occurrence he noticed recently in Tom Vanderbilt's series on walking – that the cities with the highest "walk scores" were all liberal – and asks why conservative cities don't walk.
Apr 18, 2012   Slate
As wealthy communities learn to use historic districts to inflate property values, socially conscious urbanists must think twice about the purpose and place of preservation, Will Doig reports.
Apr 18, 2012   Salon
New research suggests that the electrification of automobiles can undermine planning efforts to create denser development patterns and may work against policies that encourage non-motorized forms of mobility, such as biking and walking.
Apr 9, 2012   European Planning Studies
Census data reveals that California is the most urbanized state, with the most dense urban areas. But in California, sprawl, density, crowding, and urbanism are not always what they seem. Fortunately, a new law may help planners make sense of it all.
Apr 3, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
A conference held in London last Tuesday, called "Planet Under Pressure," provided a forum to begin to answer the question, reports Roxanne Palmer.
Apr 2, 2012   International Business Times
In advance of next month's National Planning Conference, the APA and editor David C. Sloane, have produced the landmark book, <em>Planning Los Angeles</em>. The book catalogs the history and trends impacting planning in the city.</br></br> Planetizen managing editor Jonathan Nettler recently spoke with Dr. Sloane about the book, the challenges that planners across LA are working to solve, and what he hopes visitors to the upcoming conference will learn about the city. Exclusive
Mar 30, 2012  By Jonathan Nettler
Inspired by three books published in the last year that help to elucidate the role of cities and density in making people and countries richer, Ezra Klein compiles some lessons for economic development in the United States.
Mar 13, 2012   The Washington Post
In For A New Liberty, libertarian intellectual Murray Rothbard writes that leftist intellectuals had raised a variety of complaints against capitalism, and that "each of those complaints has been contradictory to one or more of their predecessors."  In the 1930s, leftists Opinion
Mar 7, 2012   By Michael Lewyn
Mark Hinshaw calls an end to the use of the term "suburb" to describe the communities ringing Seattle, and the inferior connotations attached to it. It's a term that he thinks has outlived its usefulness.
Mar 6, 2012   Crosscut
I had heard of "dense sprawl" and "density without walkability" in the past, but before spending a week in Jerusalem last month, I had never really lived through these problems. Opinion
Jan 1, 2012   By Michael Lewyn