Writing may not be the key focus for urban planners, but it is a necessary skill for better communicating with the public on important planning issues, writes Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner.
Sep 17, 2015 UrbDeZine
$19.5 million was awarded to 21 planning projects that will leverage transit investment for land use benefit.
Sep 17, 2015 U.S. Department Of Transportation
Charles Marohn, known as a reformed traffic engineer that launched Strong Towns, recently debated Randall O'Toole, known as the anti-planner. Recommended for understanding the conflicts that arise on the right side of the political spectrum.
Sep 17, 2015 Strong Towns
Innocent until proven guilty—unless you're a pedestrian in the court of opinion.
Sep 17, 2015 Streets MN
The number of social impact bond programs in the United States has expanded quickly, to eight, with examples found in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Utah, and, now, California.
Sep 15, 2015 Governing
Surprise! A three-month transportation funding bill turns out to have funds for nine months! While unanticipated funds certainly sound like good news, it also takes immediate pressure off the House to working on a six-year reauthorization bill.
Sep 15, 2015 The Hill
The Surgeon General's call to action, Step It Up, asks us all to get moving. And that to do that, to clear the hurdles to walkable, bikeable, rollable places. We knew that sitting is the new smoking, and now we have the full admonition to go with it.
Sep 15, 2015 PlaceShakers
The idea that Americans should walk rather than drive: "a radical idea wrapped in a banal government document."
Sep 12, 2015 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The economic consequences of urban blight are obvious: depressed property values for individuals and increased maintenance costs with reduced tax revenue for local government. What is less recognized is that urban blight is making residents sick.
Sep 11, 2015 Penn Institute for Urban Research
The Architectural Record recognizes five women for their contributions to the study and practice of architecture.
Sep 11, 2015 Architectural Record