Urban Planning

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
Technology is a great benefit for urban design and urban planning. Not only does it help boost productivity for design and urban planning teams, but it also increases team collaboration, citizen engagement, attention to detail, and accuracy.
Dec 19, 2014   Civicly
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Greetings from Colombo, Sri Lanka! Blog Post
Nov 21, 2014   By Todd Litman
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
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Over the years, I have developed a reputation among my more progressive friends (for the record, I consider myself a left leaning moderate Democrat) of being rather pro-development (they view that as a bad thing). In fairness to them, I am relatively pro-development in most cases. Blog Post
Oct 28, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
Emerging from a half century of dictatorship, can Myanmar's principal city be a model of sustainable, democratic development?
Oct 6, 2014   Places Journal
For planners, the key to moving a city’s vision for development forward is to value public as well as private investment in projects, according to urban planner and author Howard M. Blackson III.
Oct 4, 2014   UrbDeZine
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A lot of things are analogized to a jack-in-the-box—wound it up tight until it bursts out of the box. It’s a useful metaphor because it’s such an accurate reflection of both the human and societal condition: everyone and everything has its breaking point. Blog Post
Sep 8, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
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In 2011, the Advocate magazine published their annual list of “Gayest Cities in America.” That year’s list placed Minneapolis at the top, much to the chagrin of some San Francisco residents. Blog Post
Sep 2, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
Aug 13, 2014   UrbDeZine
The Denver Post writes about Brad Buchanan, who in February became the executive director of the Denver Department of Community Planning and Development.
Aug 11, 2014   Denver Post