Urban Planning

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. Opinion
Sep 8, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
Bill Fulton, noted Smart Growth advocate and Director of Planning for the City of San Diego, looks to rebuild a department and pass community plans in the wake of San Diego's leadership crisis. In this interview, he describes the path ahead.
Sep 26, 2013   The Planning Report
As Director of Public Policy at Airbnb, Molly Turner has noticed she's the only planner in attendance at the Bay Area's myriad hackathons and conferences. As tech increasingly addresses urban issues, is it doomed to repeat planning's past mistakes?
Jul 27, 2013   Next City
In a feature article and provocative editorial, The Architect's Newspaper seeks to examine the lead role that architects are playing in 'laying out the future of cities'.
Jul 13, 2013   The Architect's Newspaper
Mitchell Silver's passionate defense of planning has earned admirers in England, where "a deflated planning profession is on the defensive". Peter Hetherington looks at Silver's advice for how English planners can show their value to skeptics.
Jul 8, 2013   The Guardian
A common question raised by those working in the developing world is whether urban planning is useful in those environments. Since questions often focus on planning of a comprehensive type, they overlook planning's intrinsic value and flexibility.
Jul 1, 2013   The World Bank Group
Dr. Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County Planner, describes what the threatened USC Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development (DPPD) program meant to him and why he thinks it's worth saving.
Jun 30, 2013   UrbDeZine.com
Rick Cole, former City Manager for the City of Ventura CA, analyzes the upcoming merger of the Department of City Planning with the Department of Building and Safety in the City of Los Angeles.
Jun 13, 2013   The Planning Report
Brookings Institute's “Confronting Suburban Poverty” is generating a lot of buzz. Community development leaders and planners took to Rooflines to voice opinions and critiques of the book, moving its authors to submit a response that you must read.
Jun 12, 2013   Rooflines
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
Back in November I wrote about my adventure to create a free massive open online course, TechniCity. The course officially launches on May 4th. Opinion
Apr 27, 2013   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley