Urban Planning

Although the cities of the Roman Empire are typically regarded for their focus on health and hygiene, they may have struggled to manage many poor sanitation parasites.
6 days ago   Next City
The creators of A Marvelous Order—an opera based on the lives of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs—have released a video providing a first peek at the songs and ideas behind the opera.
Jan 27, 2016   A Marvelous Order
This article considers the impacts of driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles, on bicycle planning and what a 'low stress' bicycle route may look like in the future.
Jan 9, 2016   Good Urban Places
The Curbed New York team takes a tour of "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in urban planning from 2015.
Dec 30, 2015   Curbed NY
Elizabeth Vaughan, the lead character in the Broadway musical 'If/Then' may be the most famous urban planner in the United States, thanks to the star power of Idina Menzel and a surprisingly accurate portrayal of the planning field.
Dec 14, 2015   California Planning & Development Report
Urban planners should take a leadership role in placing social equity at the top of planning goals, argues planner, teacher, and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa. He looks at five socio-economic problems planners should strive to solve.
Dec 13, 2015   UrbDeZine
City planners should be wary of any predictions that downplay the unknowability of the future by projecting present conditions onto it.
Nov 5, 2015   Thriving Cities Blog
Most cities around the world can be broken down into 27 typical patterns of development, according to the work of a researcher at UC Davis.
Oct 14, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Yes, the world of urban planning will soon get a star turn of epic proportions—as the focus of an opera currently in development and scheduled to debut in New York City in 2017.
Sep 22, 2015   Governing
California lawmakers have approved a bill that establishes oversight of elected officials over planning decisions of development corporations, such as that in downtown San Diego.
Sep 14, 2015   UrbDeZine
Among other traits, science-minded planners must seriously reflect on what it is they know about their field, seeking good reasons and solid evidence for why they accept those things, writes Jodie Sackett, a Los Angeles County urban planner.
Aug 11, 2015   UrbDeZine