Advocacy

All eyes are on Iowa's caucuses today, but presidential campaigns will be touring communities all over the country for months. The APA wants planners to be ready to explain the importance of planning when such rare opportunities arise.
Feb 1, 2016   APA Policy News
Streetsblog presents a look back, with some snark involved, at the year that was in transportartion.
Jan 6, 2016   Streetsblog USA
Blog Post
Guest Blogger: Dr. Marc Doussard  Blog Post
Nov 17, 2015   By JPER
The American Planning Association took to Washington, D.C. recently to seek support for legislative actions that will enable the planning efforts of the next few years.
Oct 16, 2015   APA Policy News
Melissa Bruntlett pens a thoughtful essay on the importance of female involvement in urbanism issues and activities.
Jan 28, 2015   modacity
Transportation readers who prefer reading a less auto-centric perspective of issues will see losses this year, as budgetary constraints at Streetsblog caused the layoff of Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog USA and the temporary loss of Streetsblog Chicago.
Jan 14, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC
As urban planners, we must not only innovate, but make our innovations count in the marketplace of ideas. We must make the benefits of livability easily understood, with a clear path for making them happen. Scott Doyon encourages rooted innovation.
Nov 21, 2014   PlaceShakers
You probably didn't end up on your community's planning commission because of your lack of opinions. Now that you are performing this service to the community, how do you balance your past political inclinations and maintain a fair process?
Mar 14, 2014   PlannersWeb
The conversation about San Francisco has been dominated recently by housing, so maybe you forgot that San Francisco has a tradition of leading on social causes. Josh Wilson recently created a list for navigating the city like a radical.
Mar 3, 2014   The Bold Italic
Advocates of inclusionary zoning have something to smile about. A new report from the Rand Corporation confirms that the housing produced by these zoning policies does in fact create or preserve affordable housing in areas of low poverty.
Jan 24, 2013   Shelterforce Online
Kaid Benfield returns to his popular blog at the NRDC's Switchboard site after a three-week hiatus, with thoughts on the purpose of his writings and how "overly familiar vocabulary can lead to overly familiar thinking."
Sep 5, 2012   Switchboard