David Gest

How deeply does the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA -- one of the oldest statewide environmental laws -- impact urban planning in California? Does it effectively balance the interests of the state's citizens, the building industry, and environmentalists? Exclusive
May 31, 2006  By David Gest
Legendary urbanist, thinker, writer, and activist Jane Jacobs died Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Jacobs, never formally educated or professionally trained in urban planning, came to be the field's most famous critic and commentator, through her writings and grassroots activism. Exclusive
Apr 25, 2006  By David Gest
Over six months have passed since the tragic events brought on by Hurricane Katrina, and planning and development issues remain at the forefront of the national debate. This special section presents the most-read news articles about Katrina from our news archives. Exclusive
Apr 3, 2006  By David Gest
From eminent domain to "condofication", Planetizen editors outline the top 10 planning issues from 2005. Exclusive
Mar 21, 2006  By Abhijeet Chavan