Rick Bishop, AICP

Keeping track of the weird things that occur in the planning and government world – from rules prohibiting screaming on amusement park rides to “green” cremation techniques – isn't really necessary. But someone should do it anyway. Exclusive
Dec 24, 2007  By Rick Bishop, AICP
Keeping track of the weird things that occur in the planning and government world -- from Barry Manilow to brothels -- isn't really necessary. But someone should do it anyways. Exclusive
Dec 28, 2006  By Rick Bishop, AICP
Planners who have a hard time persuading elected officials or the public at large should take a cue from the late attorney Johnnie Cochran and come up with a phrase that will stick in the minds of citizens. Exclusive
Aug 14, 2006  By Rick Bishop, AICP
Problems with nomenclature may prevent "smart growth" -- or high-density housing -- from being used appropriately, including targeting the right audience. If the vast majority of people want "sprawl", should they get it? Smart growth may only be appropriate for the minority willing to accept it, writes Rick Bishop, AICP. Exclusive
Dec 19, 2005  By Rick Bishop, AICP
Wacky, wild, and cartoonish architectural design, although eerily reminiscent of the "gaudy, cheesy, and tacky" schemes of the 1950s and 60s, reinvigorates southern California cities with much-needed visual interest. Exclusive
Nov 10, 2003  By Rick Bishop, AICP
Regional planning makes sense, but it won't just happen because it's "good planning." Exclusive
Jun 10, 2002  By Rick Bishop, AICP