Tim Halbur

Feature
December 11, 2013, 9am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its twelfth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2013.
Jonathan Nettler
Feature
May 14, 2013, 4pm PDT
Crowdsourcing is a great tool for locating potholes and taking surveys – but can it inspire an underdeveloped neighborhood to come together as a community? A developer in Salt Lake City is motivating residents to use DIY techniques in placemaking.
Tim Halbur
Feature
November 28, 2011, 9am PST

What would you do if you could start a city from scratch?

Tim Halbur
Feature
November 21, 2011, 12pm PST
Planetizen’s tenth annual list of the best books in urban planning, design and development ranges from a crowdsourced compendium of ideas for upgrading New York City's built environment to a personal report from the streets of Karachi.
Michael Dudley
Feature
November 7, 2011, 11am PST

Look out, planners. Landscape architects are out to eat your lunch.

Tim Halbur
Feature
October 27, 2011, 10am PDT
The results of our crowdsourcing project, in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces, reveal not an objective Top 100 but instead a handful of communities passionate about their own local public spaces.
Tim Halbur
Feature
October 6, 2011, 11am PDT

For the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to help us crowdsource the Top 100 Public Spaces in the U.S. and Canada, in collaboration with Project for Public Spaces.

Tim Halbur
Feature
September 15, 2011, 10am PDT

Planetizen and Project for Public Spaces want you to help us determine the best public spaces in the United States and Canada.

Tim Halbur
Feature
September 1, 2011, 11am PDT
Are skyscrapers the way to achieve great density, or a form of retro-urbanism that should be retired? With a debate simmering in the planning world over the energy efficiency and urban necessity of tall towers, Planetizen's staff decided to determine the answer once and for all.
Tim Halbur
Feature
July 18, 2011, 10am PDT
Carmageddon failed to live up to the hype, as Los Angelenos opted to leave their cars in the garage. As the hysteria fades, Planetizen's Tim Halbur asks: is there a real story here about good transportation planning?
Tim Halbur
Feature
June 6, 2011, 11am PDT
At the 19th Congress for the New Urbanism, Planetizen's Tim Halbur finds a vibrant, active community of urban thinkers more interested in improving livability than in architectural principles.
Tim Halbur
Feature
March 17, 2011, 12pm PDT
Our annual list of the 10 best planning, design, and development websites represents some of the top online resources for news, information and research on the built environment.
Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
February 14, 2011, 9am PST
What, as a society, do we share? Natural resources? Internet access? Public space? Jay Walljasper and the nonprofit On the Commons cross political boundaries to advocate for the common good and all that we share.
Tim Halbur
Feature
January 13, 2011, 10am PST

Over the course of the year, the editors of Planetizen review and post summaries of hundreds of articles, reports, books, studies, and editorials related to planning and urban development.

Tim Halbur
Feature
November 22, 2010, 9am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2010. This year's selection includes some big names, some big ideas -- and a book called "Toilet."
Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
October 25, 2010, 10am PDT
Planetizen talks with Peter J. Park, Manager of Community Planning and Development for the City of Denver, Colorado, about the return of physical planning, the city's form-based code, and more.
Tim Halbur
Feature
July 19, 2010, 10am PDT
Proposals for new projects arrive on city desks everyday showing vibrant public plazas full of people. But too often those spaces fail to attract people in the way they were portrayed. Are Photoshopped people a deliberate falsehood?
Tim Halbur
Feature
July 8, 2010, 10am PDT
Whitehouse.gov held a live online event on July 15th at 2pm EDT/11am PDT on sustainable communities. All of the questions were submitted and chosen by Planetizen readers. An archive of the event can be viewed here.
Tim Halbur
Feature
May 27, 2010, 5am PDT

Do parks succeed in making people more active? What works and what doesn't when designing and maintaining a park?

Tim Halbur
Feature
May 9, 2010, 9pm PDT
The plot of the summer blockbuster Iron Man 2 revolves around a fictional 1974 Expo, with the slogan "Better Living Through Technology." Managing Editor Tim Halbur says the film reflects the misplaced faith in technology and innovation that still drives Americans optimism.
Tim Halbur