History

A new book details the primitive origins of the GPS tracking technologies that are so pervasive in today’s mobile-phone-enabled world.
Apr 15, 2014   Mother Jones
  Walkable Los Angeles. Casual visitors may be surprised to learn that this is not an oxymoron. Opinion
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 Opinion
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. Opinion
Jul 20, 2009   By Michael Lewyn
Opinion
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
Last week I attended the Society of American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) conference in Portland, Maine. Opinion
Nov 4, 2007   By Robert Goodspeed
Constantly updated, the internet has created an important tool for accessing up-to date information-text, still images, and video. Increasingly it also provides a window into aspects of history, including planning history, that have previously been difficult to find. Opinion
Apr 21, 2007   By Ann Forsyth