Josh Stephens is a contributing editor of the California Planning & Development Report, an independent newsletter covering land use and policy.
Planners typically pay attention to the Supreme Court when a Fifth Amendment case, like Kelo v. New London, comes along. The recent McCutcheon decision is a case in which the court could have paid attention to planners.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 7:37am PDT
Being on the street used to be a dance, but not so since the automobile took over. Is there a way for all modes to coexist through a mutual ethic rather than compete for a street’s right of way?
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 5:00am PDT
SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:15am PDT
Medellín has been called the most innovative city in the world, and recently hosted the World Urban Forum WUF7 to huge acclaim. It has taken back the city's public realm, found simple solutions to complex problems, and emphasized a "City for Life."
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:33am PDT
Critics argue that smart growth reduces housing affordability. Their criticisms are partly legitimate and largely wrong, based on incomplete and biased analysis.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:40am PDT
In addition to revealing public preferences for single-family homes and walkable communities, a recent survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors contains a variety of other small surprises.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:13am PDT
We post a lot of articles here at Planetizen, and the traffic created by you, our audience, provides valuable feedback about the ideas and places of interest to the planning and urbanism community.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:00am PDT
The 2014 National Realtor's Survey asked consumers for preferences in housing and neighborhood types. Although preferences trended toward the suburban, the number of people who want to live in urban areas is under-supplied by multi-family housing.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 5:00am PDT
A new paradigm is expanding transport safety strategies to include demand management and smart growth, but the old paradigm is alive and deadly as illustrated by two new traffic safety guidance documents.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:49am PDT
Looking at the trend toward interdisciplinary design practice through the work of WXY Architecture + Urban Design.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5:00am PDT