Planetizen April 1st Edition

The following is a list things that are never going to happen, because if they did, urban planning as we know it would cease to exist.
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
The tech giant discovered an illegally obtained version of its smart city application running in the beleaguered Ohio city, optimizing traffic signals. IBM's Enforcement Division responded immediately.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Just days after the carcasses of thousands of dead pigs were found floating down two different rivers in China, residents along the banks of the Pearl River are reporting huge chunks of crumbled skyscrapers floating downstream.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
In the face of countless scientific studies showing that areas with large amounts of car congestion can lead to higher rates of asthma in children, a new study finds the correlation to be flipped: asthmatic kids are creating congestion in cities.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Officials in the small town of Plainton, Pennsylvania are hoping that a new zoning designation and loosened permitting rules will convince energy companies to come search beneath their town for the new black gold: natural gas.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Game developer Electronics Arts has implemented congestion pricing for playing the newly-released version of its popular city-building game SimCity.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
In a week when the children of three separate members of congress revealed publicly that they are living in cities, lawmakers are shifting their ideologies about where federal resources should go and how to effectively target new policies.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Following the success of it's professional certification program called American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the American Planning Association (APA) has announced a certification program for selected citizens as well.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Eschewing the opulence and excess of more recent pontiffs, the newly elected Pope Francis has decided to decommission the bullet-proof single-passenger Popemobile in favor of a Pope Bus.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
In a stunning turnaround, longtime advocate of the importance of urban economies Richard Florida has reversed his stance on the suburbs, finding them as economically essential and appealing as urban theorist Joel Kotkin always said they were.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition
In a stunning turnaround, longtime sprawl apologist Joel Kotkin has reversed his stance on Richard Florida's "Creative Class" theory, finding it to be a true example of the way clusters of creative people can synergize and catalyze a vibrant economy.
Apr 1, 2013   Planetizen April 1st Edition