City Planning

When Los Angeles County Planner Jonathan P. Bell wrote about informal housing in the region, several commenters responded. So Bell decided to answer questions and critics.
Nov 18, 2014   UrbDeZine
Since the 1980s, California has been both a beacon of cutting-edge urban policy and an example of the ways planning can go awry.
Sep 10, 2014   The Planning Report
As gas prices rise and the hype ramps up again about electric cars as the "solution" to green mobility in cities, I find myself busy once again pointing out that the biggest challenge in cities when it comes to how we get around, isn't about what comes out of the tailpipe of your car. Opinion
Apr 29, 2014   By Brent Toderian
During Tregoning's seven years at the helm of the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning, she pushed the city to adopt smart-growth policies touching all aspects of life--not just land use, but transportation, the economy, and more.
Feb 18, 2014   Elevation DC
Liisa Ecola reviews “If/Then”, a new musical that follows the personal and professional paths chosen by professional planners. There's a good chance this will be the first Broadway musical to feature a heroine who has a PhD in city planning.
Nov 13, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
Blogger Andrew Lynch’s collection of unrealized city plans is a catalog of could-have-beens.
Aug 5, 2013   Wired Blogs
Michael LoGrande, Director of the L.A. Department of City Planning, discusses plans to merge his department with the L.A. Department of Building and Safety to approach the planning and development process from a more holistic and efficient angle.
May 10, 2013   The Planning Report
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau describes how Instagram, the increasingly popular photo-sharing social media app., has become a valuable addition to his quiver of planning tools.
Feb 13, 2013   UrbDeZine.com
That was David Motzenbecker's thought as he began a public meeting of the Minneapolis Planning Department, which inspired him to re-think how the city engages the public.
May 11, 2011   On The Commons
Overcrowding and pollution in Cairo have inspired planners to push out into the desert, raising two brand-new cities out of the sand.
Aug 26, 2010   The New York Times
Kerwin Datu suggests that transit in cities of the future should no longer be organized around a distinct center. "Rather than think of a city as a centre surrounded by suburbs, think of it as a patchwork of specialised districts woven together."
Aug 19, 2010   The Global Urbanist