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Climate Change Protest
The Climate One-Two Punch

Like a boxer, cities are wielding their one-two punch in the fight against climate change. One punch aims to protect people from the oppressive heat, while the second punch strikes at the source of global warming by reducing overall GHG emissions.

August 2 - Robert Fischer

California State University, Los Angeles

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COVID Vaccines Are Already Changing Cities

Here are just a few ways urban environments are transforming and reinventing themselves in the wake of the coronavirus.

May 23 - Devin Partida

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

FEATURE

FYI about GSI: The Recipe for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Success

New research highlights some of the ways planners can increase the social benefits and public acceptance of green stormwater infrastructure.

May 20 - Christopher Tirri

New York City Construction

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The Housing Supply Debate: Evaluating the Evidence

Let's rely on science, not ideology and propaganda, when planning solutions to urban unaffordability. Look for credible evidence in the peer-reviewed publications referenced here.

May 13 - Todd Litman

Racial Equity in Planning

FEATURE

Equity and 'Righting Past Wrongs' to Start the 2021 National Planning Conference

The American Planning Association's 2021 National Planning Conference started streaming this morning, with an obvious focus on equity and the historical role of the planning profession in perpetuating systemic racism.

May 5 - James Brasuell

American Planning Association 2015

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Planning for the 2021 National Planning Conference

After last year's National Planning Conference was canceled in the early days and weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event returns online, with tons of planning content and even several avenues for networking and socializing.

May 4 - James Brasuell


Los Angeles River

FEATURE

A Comment for the L.A. River Master Plan

Five themes proposed to achieve justice and sustainability for the Los Angeles River and its surrounding communities.

May 3 - Richard Dion

January 6, 2021

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3 Takeaways From 2020 Census Apportionment Data

The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released its first set of apportionment population and resident population counts for the nation and each state.

April 27 - James Brasuell


New York Bike Signage

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Can I Be a Libertarian for Bike Lanes?

Discussing the trade-offs between making government leaner and making traffic safer.

April 25 - Michael Lewyn

Lower Manhattan

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Pre-Existing Conditions

Vital urbanism and a prescription for the post-pandemic city.

April 21 - Dan Kaplan

Vaccination

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Light at the End of the Tunnel Reveals the Work to Come

The latest edition of an ongoing compendia of articles trying to make sense of the deep uncertainties of the pandemic—and what it all means for the future of cities.

April 20 - James Brasuell

California Shelter-in-Place

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Retaining Skilled Workers in Urban Areas

Over the past year, there's been a mass exodus out of major urban areas. In states like New York, Illinois, and California, more than 59% of migration was outbound.

April 15 - Devin Partida

NFT Concept Art

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Why NFTs Matter to Urban Planning

With non-fungible tokens (NFTs) reshaping the art and collectibles world, city and regional planners can learn valuable lessons about ways to improve the management, organization, and sharing of information about the built environment.

April 14 - Justin B. Hollander

Pandemic Protests

FEATURE

Urban Planning in a Time of COVID

In Dallas, Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson is not letting last year's crises go to waste.

April 13 - Laurie Mazur

New York City Air Conditioners

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Market Segmentation in New York

Rents have been declining more slowly in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan. Does this mean that what happens in Manhattan has no effect on the rest of the city?

April 13 - Michael Lewyn

Amtrak Connects US

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Infrastructure and its Discontents

The significance of the Biden administration's expansive view of infrastructure is reflected in the flood of commentary published in the week since the public's first look at the American Jobs Plan.

April 8 - James Brasuell

Stockton Foreclosure

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When Wall Street Controls the Housing Market

A debate about the effect of the increasing footprint of large, institutional investors in the housing market is further fragmenting the politics of development in the United States.

April 7 - James Brasuell

Coronavirus and Transportation

FEATURE

Tech and the Post-Pandemic City

To steer American cities into the future, public and private sectors—and citizens—must work together to build broad, lasting support around complicated issues such as transparency and data privacy.

April 6 - Sara Maffey

Personal Mobility

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Infrastructure Bill an Opportunity to Redesign Transportation to Move People, not Cars

By focusing on traffic safety, the Biden administration's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure has a chance to make good on its potential to shift the nation's infrastructure planning for the benefit of the people and the planet.

April 5 - John Stout

New York City

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Does Zoning Create a Vicious Circle—Or Can It Fix Itself?

Ideally, planners could balance homeowners' interests in zoning against the public good, liberalizing zoning when prices got too high. But this may be politically impossible.

April 4 - Michael Lewyn

New York City

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'American Jobs Plan': Potential Sea Change for Federal Infrastructure Spending

After a week of speculation and rumor, the Biden administration today revealed its promised infrastructure plan.

March 31 - James Brasuell

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.