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
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
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.
Jan 1, 2012 By
David Baker Architects latest public housing project in Oakland, California shows that high-density living can be attractive and feature a variety of housing types, writes Allison Arieff.
Oct 31, 2011 The Atlantic Cities