Debates

A satirical New Yorker article nails the perpetual debate between New York and Los Angeles.
Jan 29, 2016   The New Yorker
The tough task of removing bus stops to speed up travel times is on the table in Washington, D.C.
Jan 28, 2016   Borderstan
The suburban city of Plano, Texas, located outside of Dallas, approved this week a comprehensive plan that overcame vocal opposition to the idea of mixed-use, urban developments.
Oct 14, 2015   D Magazine
A new argument has appeared in the ongoing debate about parking requirements. A university in a college town objected to reduced parking requirements on the grounds that it would make the city too attractive to developers.
Sep 30, 2015   CityLab
The practice of consolidating bus stops—or stop thinning—is a controversial method to speed up buses. Los Angeles Metro is considering consolidation as part of its ongoing Strategic Bus Network Plan.
Sep 28, 2015   Streetsblog LA
Charles Marohn, known as a reformed traffic engineer that launched Strong Towns, recently debated Randall O'Toole, known as the anti-planner. Recommended for understanding the conflicts that arise on the right side of the political spectrum.
Sep 17, 2015   Strong Towns
A Denver Post op-ed critiques the arguments employed to make the case for density in Denver.
Jul 15, 2015   The Denver Post
A writer for a national environmental publication searches for middle ground in the climate change policy debate.
Apr 5, 2015   Grist
Dueling op-eds argue the controversial Trinity Toll Road proposal.
Mar 30, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
A recent spate of articles pronounced the resurrection of the suburb, so CityLab laid the false dichotomies that drive such proclamations to rest.
Jan 28, 2015   CityLab
Joseph Stromberg provides an explainer post detailing both sides, and the common ground, of the "vehicular cycling" versus "segregated cycling" debate.
Sep 20, 2014   Vox