History

Teachers of planning theory often struggle to demonstrate the relevance of the material they teach to everyday practice, and practitioners and students as a result often disregard planning's past as a jumble of experiences irrelevant to contemporary contexts. Blog Post
Feb 2, 2015   By JPER
Earlier blogs have explored books and journals for finding out about the basics of planning history. Blog Post
Jul 3, 2010   By Ann Forsyth
  Walkable Los Angeles. Casual visitors may be surprised to learn that this is not an oxymoron. Blog Post
Apr 10, 2010   By Diana DeRubertis
Over the next few months, Congress will continue to debate health insurance reform, and in particular, whether to create a "public option"- a government-financed insurance company which would compete with private Blog Post
Nov 5, 2009   By Michael Lewyn
Maine mill town asks citizens to record their memories at downtown "Heart Spots" as part of the master planning process.
Oct 18, 2009   The Journal Tribune
A century ago there were plans to supplant much of Manhattan's metro system with subterranean moving walkways. This article looks at the history.
Aug 6, 2009   New Scientist
In an interview, Rep. Jim Oberstar gives a retrospective of American infrastructure funding and talks about the need to consider transportation in light of the "post-interstate era."
Jul 26, 2009   PBS: Blueprint America
Once upon a time, there was a city called City. And everyone living in City voted in the same elections and paid taxes to the same government. Blog Post
Jul 20, 2009   By Michael Lewyn
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May 25, 2009   By Edward Lifson
<p>While Americans celebrate the birth of their country, Canadians are celebrating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, the first permanent settlement in New France. David Hackett Fischer reflects on the city's history and importance.</p>
Jul 4, 2008   The New York Times