Exclusives

Blog post
Yesterday
A new era of civic-minded, urbanism-focused technology is here.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
June 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Thanks to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, fundamental relationships at the heart of urban public health and livability are under scrutiny in tropical Australia.
Charles R. Wolfe, Silvia Tavares, and David Sellars
Blog post
June 19, 2018, 12pm PDT

The planning values and principles of New Urbanism are deeply rooted in human history. What does this look like, and what can we learn from it? The archaeology of an ancient Mayan city sheds some light.

Dean Saitta
Blog post
June 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The New York MTA this week approved reduced fares for low-income riders. According to blogger Steven Polzin, that decision might have unintended consequences. Asking users to pay for transportation is a complex proposition.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
June 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
European cities tend to be more walkable and transit-accessible—perhaps because they get the three Ds right (density, diversity, and design).
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
June 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
There are many ways that city planning and urban design can mitigate, or exacerbate, the spread of public health risks.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
June 7, 2018, 12pm PDT
An exhibit by Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez at the Museum of Modern Art invokes urban idealism at the same time that it serves as a foil for poverty and deprivation in the megacities of the developing world.
Josh Stephens
Feature
June 4, 2018, 6am PDT
An interview with Seattle Planning Director Sam Assefa for the latest installment of the "Planners Across America" series.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
June 2, 2018, 5am PDT
The 2019 National Planning Conference will introduce new tracks in Housing, Community and Economic Development; International, Comparative and Global Planning; Small Town and Rural Planning; and Academic and Professional Research.
Bruce Stiftel
Feature
May 31, 2018, 5am PDT
Planetizen is pleased to present the best of the latest crop of mobile apps by planners and for planners.
James Brasuell
Feature
May 29, 2018, 5am PDT
The latest installment of the "Planners Across America" series features New York City Planning Director and Planning Commission Chair Marisa Lago.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
May 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Resilience to the impacts of climate change and other forms of natural disaster will require new levels of safety in the built environment.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
May 16, 2018, 7am PDT
Marla Nelson of The University of New Orleans and and Renia Ehrenfeucht of the University of New Mexico, guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
May 14, 2018, 5am PDT
Why local governments can not always be trusted to run housing policy.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
May 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Mining the business world for lessons about the planning profession.
Chris Steins
Blog post
May 3, 2018, 6am PDT
Let's acknowledge that loneliness and depression is common among urban residents, and figure out ways urban planning can foster connections and social interactions between people.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
May 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
Community is built through altruism, but planners are taught to think of self interest as the biggest motivator of human behavior. How do we use planning skills to encourage public goods and community interest?
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
April 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Despite the stress and pollution of urban life, even the most dense, traffic-clogged cities may be as healthy as streetcar suburbs.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
A recent study suggests that families save little by moving to location-efficient neighborhoods. There are good reasons to be skeptical of that conclusion.
Todd Litman
Blog post
April 25, 2018, 11am PDT
Futuristic, eco-friendly cities can be greener and more eco-friendly, thanks to better use of natural resources.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
April 25, 2018, 8am PDT
By embracing timeless principles of urban placemaking, we can create walkable transit villages and make room for housing at every socioeconomic level. First we have to re-invigorate high quality urban design.
Gerhard Mayer