Ann Forsyth is professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University.
As students plan their spring semester courses and make early plans for the summer, they often wonder how to choose a planning specialization or concentration. They ask how important the concentration is for their future career as a planner.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:50am PST
Poor neighborhoods tend to be fatter than rich ones, whether they are urban or suburban. However, poor urban areas tend to be thinner than poor suburban areas, and rich urban areas tend to be thinner than rich suburban areas.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 9:07am PST
Aslıgül Göçmen examines the environmental impact of conservation subdivision design.
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 6:17pm PST
Critics claim that public transit projects consistently exceed their budget projections and fail to meet ridership targets, based on old research. New analysis indicates that recent transit services generally perform better than predicted.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 8:03pm PST
While there's no denying the fact that the number of children in many American cities has declined, it's untrue that urban life is incompatible with raising a family, or that families in cities are being replaced by singles and childless couples.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 3:00pm PST
Should planners be pushing to remove height limits to meet the growing demand for housing?
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 10:43am PST
With our limits defined, the remainder of what planning is quite powerful. And barely explored.
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 8:20am PST
To realize what the act of planning is capable of, it helps to consider what is out of reach.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 8:32am PST
Some media commentary suggests that fast-gentrifying cities such as Washington are unable to attract families. In Washington, the reality is more complex; the city's high-income neighborhoods actually gained children over the past decade.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:10pm PST
A study of streetcar-adjacent development patterns in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina provides lessons for the many U.S. cities building and planning new streetcar lines.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:30am PST