October 31, 2015, 9am PDT
Depending on your opinion, hoverboards are some combination of expensive, annoying, or futuristically cool. Maybe these costume ideas will help you sort out your feelings on the matter?
October 31, 2015, 7am PDT
The editors at CityLab got creative in conjuring up some urbanism-themed costume ideas. They'll even help you decide which works for you.
Blog post
October 30, 2014, 2pm PDT
The fourth edition of our comprehensive list of amazing Halloween costumes for urban planners.
Maayan Dembo
October 31, 2013, 1pm PDT
Apparently ghost towns aren't only found in America's Old West and at former nuclear test sites. Lifestyle website Thrillist has collected seven of the world's creepiest ghost towns.
October 31, 2013, 11am PDT
In honor of Halloween, the Geographic Information System (GIS) software company ESRI has mapped the locations of more than 200 of the top-rated horror films of all-time.
October 31, 2013, 10am PDT
One of the first portions of the World Trade Center PATH station has opened beneath West Street in Manhattan. The 100-foot-long pedestrian passageway provides a taste of Santiago Calatrava's design and what a seemingly unlimited budget can buy you.
Next City
October 31, 2013, 9am PDT
Haunted houses are benign. If you want real evil, suggests Keith Eggener, look to the sentient houses in fiction and film that are "born bad". From Poe to Siddons, he explores examples of "architecture gone terribly wrong".
October 31, 2013, 8am PDT
This week, San Diego's City Council voted to resurrect the city's moribund Planning Department. A government-wide reorganization and energized leadership seem certain to ensure the department won't become a zombie.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 31, 2013, 7am PDT
Jonathan Hull, a 37-year-old graphic designer from Salt Lake City, has assembled an horrific catalog of America's "demonic, hellish, and Satan-flavored" appellations.
The Atlantic Cities
October 31, 2013, 6am PDT
Could a 1,300-mile bike path along the length of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline quell the concerns of environmentalists? A "tongue-in-cheek" design put forth by SWA group doesn't appear to have won admirers on either side of the debate.
October 31, 2013, 5am PDT
Once again, the fine people at the real estate web portal Zillow have assembled their top 20 cities for trick-or-treating. This year they've gone one step further and identified the top 5 neighborhoods in each city for enterprising candy collectors.
October 31, 2012, 2pm PDT
After much anticipation, Richard Florida has published his extremely scientific (no joke) 2012 Halloween Index, which identifies "the metros best primed for trick-or-treating and Halloween revelry."
The Atlantic Cities
October 28, 2012, 1pm PDT
Planner and urbanist Brent Toderian explains why Halloween is his favorite holiday.
Huffington Post British Columbia
October 26, 2012, 2pm PDT
While your neighbors may be busy outfitting their "haunted" house for next week's festivities, we bring you a collection of buildings that have managed to gain a fear factor all on their own.
October 29, 2010, 2pm PDT
What makes a city a great place to go trick-or-treating? Richard Florida takes the question seriously, ranking cities on walkability, the number of kids in the population, and a certain Halloween spirit.
The Daily Beast
Blog post
October 25, 2010, 8am PDT

It's Halloween time again, the day when dressing up in silly costumes is required of every conscionable person. Some opt for the scary ghost or the sexy nurse, but others, more thoughtful others, make more of this opportunity.

Nate Berg
Blog post
October 26, 2009, 8am PDT

It's almost Halloween, and that means it's time to celebrate America's most important holiday by dressing up in a silly costume. But what's that? Tired of culturally relevant costumes? Don't want the general public to have any idea what you are? Prefer a drawn-out, interest-losing explanation of an obscure and wonky costume concept? Then you're in luck, because I happily present the second edition list of the best urban planning costume ideas.

Nate Berg
Blog post
October 29, 2008, 5pm PDT
It's Halloween and that means it's costume time. But, what's that you say? Too busy updating your comprehensive plan to find a costume? Well, don't fret! I've got some last-minute costume ideas for the busy urban planner that are both fun and planning related.

Nate Berg