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Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration for the College of Engineering and a Professor of City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University.

StreetSeen: A New Tool for Understanding the Built Environment

Want an easy to use public engagement tool that helps you to understand the visual preferences of the public? StreetSeen (http://streetseen.osu.edu), a free online tool allows planners and others to simply construct and deploy visual surveys.

More Bicycle Route Debate, Or Valuing Multi-Modalism

The best solution to many transportation problems is to improve transport system diversity so travelers can choose the best option for each trip. This requires more comprehensive and multi-modal planning. Not everybody is ready.

Urban Road-Building Linked to Poor Statewide Economic Performance

Besides wasting billions of taxpayer dollars, road-building may actually be holding back economic growth overall.

The Shared Dynamics of Obamacare and Public Transit

Seems like an absurd pairing, right? Perhaps so but please hear me out.

What are Transportation Planners Talking About?

Last week, the Transportation Research Board held its annual conference with < 10,000 people in attendance. We analyzed the tweets to generate a list of the hottest topics, links to transportation resources, and most influential people.

Affordable Housing Is Two Separate Issues

The policies that create affordable housing for the middle class might not be those necessary to prevent homelessness for the destitute.

How to Create a Mobile Enabled Plan

People are increasingly accessing information via mobile devices, so why not provide mobile enabled plans? Learn how to create a mobile ready plan that is readable in Kindle or iBooks at low to no-cost.

Greetings from TRB!

Each January Washington DC hosts a huge gathering of the transportation planning tribe. What do we do? Read about it here.

Save that Funky Plaza?

Preserving urban landscapes can be just as important as preserving historic buildings. However, saving our design heritage needs to be balanced with the imperative that places effectively meet the functional needs of contemporary cities.

The Best Planning Apps for 2014

We have compiled a list of mobile apps to support planning, as part of our annual update. Learn about exciting new ways to explore cities and enhance planning via mobile apps. Please feel free to add your own favorites.

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