Many planning policies, like zoning rules and parking minimums, undermine traditional "Main Street"-style development and, in fact, make the Strong Towns ethos more palatable to Libertarians.
Aug 29, 2013 Strong Towns Blog
Sarah Kathleen Peck speaks with Amanda Walter and Holly Berkley about their new book, "Social Media in Action," the challenges different design professions have in communicating their work, and the ways in which new technologies are making it easier.
Jun 8, 2012 Metropolis POV Blog
The smart phones that keep us constantly connected to cyberspace may have detrimental effects on our public spaces, writes Emily Badger.
May 20, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Robin Rather, CEO of Collective Strength, speaks about how planners can build support for planning in their communities and counter critics.
Dec 2, 2011 APA
Technology must be harnessed in cities to allow citizens to "talk back" to cities and enable more user-driven change, according to this op-ed from economist Saskia Sassen.
Jun 30, 2011 domus
Chuck Wolfe suggests five "Burnhamisms" for getting communities inspired and engaged with urban planning, including using social media and video to communicate your message.
Mar 7, 2011 myurbanist
The cities of the future should be "smart" -- equipped with data-collection tools and technologies to improve city functionality -- but being smart also means being a good listener, writes Saskia Sassen.
Feb 3, 2011 What Matters
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen reflects on the increasing impact of Internet-enabled information sharing at the community level, and suggests that it's helping to make neighborhoods more walkable.
Apr 11, 2010 WorldChanging
In a recent piece in Wired, Clive Thompson suggests that the solution to the problem of texting while driving is not to stop texting, but to stop driving. The popularity of texting is a good reason to support public transit.
Mar 17, 2010 Wired Magazine
This post from <em>Wired</em>'s <em>Autopia</em> blog looks at the history and potential of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).
Feb 23, 2010 Wired