Urban Planning History

April 30, 2016, 11am PDT
City Observatory digs into the history of a Chicago suburb to answer the question: "Why don't people who say they'd like to take transit actually do it?"
City Observatory
March 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Guardian Cities details how the Kaogong Ji brought an ancient order to the sprawling city of Beijing.
The Guardian Cities
February 8, 2015, 11am PST
Planners have good reason to be thoughtful on the occasion of Black History Month. One blogger offers reflections and insight that should inspire thoughtfulness the rest of the year, too.
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
January 13, 2015, 2pm PST
An article by Woodbury University Professor Anthony Fontenot examines the effects of a history of opposition to planning as a centralized arm of the state, and proposes a way forward.
Places Journal
August 29, 2012, 8am PDT
In Amanda Erickson's explanation of the history of urban planning, the profession as conceived at the start of the 20th century confronted a choice between creating beautiful people or beautiful cities. Why couldn't planners have created both?
The Atlantic Cities