Frank Gruber asks, "why, not how." Many of the explanations for decline are clear; why it was allowed to happen, less so. Gruber highlights "suspects" of what might have led to cities' destruction.
Aug 3, 2011 The Huffington Post
In classic hill towns, people showed innovation and dynamic placemaking--lessons learned for urbanism in the new century, says Chuck Wolfe.
Sep 27, 2010 myurbanist
Earlier blogs have explored books and journals for finding out about the basics of planning history. Blog Post
Jul 3, 2010 By
Walkable Los Angeles. Casual visitors may be surprised to learn that this is not an oxymoron.
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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
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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.
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