Tim Halbur

Feature
April 26, 2010, 5am PDT
Architect and urban innovator Andrés Duany has a new bone of contention: the usurping of the planning process by the public during the approval stage for new projects. Managing Editor Tim Halbur reports from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tim Halbur
Feature
March 29, 2010, 9am PDT
Planners at the Town of Cary, North Carolina were tasked by the mayor to make their complex planning process more accessible. In January, they launched a new website that allows developers to play out scenarios on their parcel to see what could work there. Planetizen interviews the people who made it a reality.
Tim Halbur
Feature
March 18, 2010, 5am PDT
A recent study shows that for every significant freeway that gets built in a major city, population declines by about 18%. Nathaniel Baum-Snow, author of the study, talks with Planetizen.
Tim Halbur
Feature
February 11, 2010, 5am PST

Transit agencies are failing to bring women into the planning process, according to a new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute.

Tim Halbur
Feature
February 1, 2010, 9am PST
Planetizen talks with Anne Lutz Fernandez, author of the new book <em>Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives,</em> about how Americans feel about their cars, the Starbucks Effect, and the built environment.
Tim Halbur
Feature
January 13, 2010, 4pm PST
Updated for Fall 2010, Planetizen's picks for the best news and observations about urban planning, design and development available on Twitter. Check out the new section of high-speed rail links, and visit our sister site www.hsrnews.com.
Nate Berg
Feature
January 11, 2010, 8am PST
The editors' choice of the most significant stories in the realm of urban planning, design and development of the "aughts" (2000-2009). The decade began with one crash and ended with another, but in between we've learned a lot about making cities.
Nate Berg
Feature
December 31, 2009, 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.

Nate Berg
Feature
October 29, 2009, 10am PDT

Famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin died this week at the age of 93.

Tim Halbur
Feature
October 5, 2009, 5am PDT
Far from a boring treatise on the need for public transit, <em>My Kind of Transit</em> is an appeal on behalf of the emotional factors that make most transit repulsive and a select few forms enjoyable and uplifting.
Tim Halbur
Feature
July 20, 2009, 5am PDT
A dust-up between architects and the Prince of Wales over a speech and a £1b development is bringing the age-old battle between traditional and modern architecture to a head. Managing editor Tim Halbur summarizes the news.
Tim Halbur
Feature
July 2, 2009, 5am PDT
Managing Editor Tim Halbur reviews The High Line, the much-lauded new linear park in Manhattan.
Tim Halbur
Feature
May 21, 2009, 10am PDT
The results are in! We asked for you ideas for reusing the empty car dealerships cropping up around the country. Urban gardens? Flying car launch pads? These ideas may seem far out, but the number one answer may surprise you.
Nate Berg
Feature
February 23, 2009, 1pm PST
Managing Editor Tim Halbur selects his favorite books for designing and planning public spaces.
Tim Halbur
Feature
February 9, 2009, 5am PST

The recession is bad news for retail developers, and a recent gathering of them was rife with concern about the field and its future.

Tim Halbur
Feature
January 1, 2009, 5am PST

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

Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
December 4, 2008, 5am PST

It is a confusing time for cities and the people who work for them. On the one hand, the recent election showed a groundswell of support for new investment in infrastructure.

Nate Berg
Feature
November 24, 2008, 5am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its eighth annual list of the ten best books in the planning field. With titles covering some of the most timely issues in planning, the list gives readers an overview of the best ideas and writing in the field.
Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
November 5, 2008, 5am PST
The balloons have fallen, and the yard signs have been yanked up. The people have chosen, and in a historic win, Senator Barack Obama will soon be our next president. Now the hopes and promises of the campaign must harden into reality. Managing Editor Tim Halbur summarize what we can expect from an Obama presidency in regards to urban issues.
Tim Halbur
Feature
October 15, 2008, 10am PDT
How is the financial crisis impacting urban planning and land use policy? Managing Editor Tim Halbur takes a look at some early indicators drawn from recent news headlines and conversations with planning professionals.
Tim Halbur