Urban Planning

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
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If you haven't noticed, the debate over how to address housing affordability and preservation has been contentious and political for quite some time. Late last month, however…Shit. Got. Real. Blog Post
Aug 4, 2015   By Reuben Duarte
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In many California cities, developers have to deal with a unique type of environmental analysis for a proposed project. Blog Post
Jun 9, 2015   By Reuben Duarte
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It will come as no surprise when I say that the debate in San Francisco over housing is, well, heated. Blog Post
Jun 4, 2015   By Reuben Duarte
Opticos Design, Inc., the Berkeley-based urban planning and architecture firm has launched a new website dedicated to the missing middle of the housing market.
May 2, 2015   Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places
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At their meeting in Nairobi last week, UN-Habitat's Governing Council adopted a resolution (25/6) approving International Guidelines for Urban and Territorial Planning. Blog Post
May 1, 2015   By Bruce Stiftel
Qualcomm and Arup recently published a report on their vision for the future of connected cities. We spoke to Chris Luebkeman, Arup Fellow and Global Director of Foresight, Research and Innovation, and Qualcomm's Kiva Allgood to learn more.
Mar 31, 2015   Arup Connect