Exclusives

Feature
3 days ago
Autonomous vehicles could provide life-saving assistance in the event of a large-scale evacuation, if a shared fleet of autonomous vehicles is built with this purpose in mind.
Michael R. Boswell, William Riggs
Blog post
September 28, 2017, 8am PDT
Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."
Michael Lewyn
Feature
September 26, 2017, 9am PDT
Planetizen's "Planners Across America" series continues in the city that put many contemporary best planning practices on the map: Portland, Oregon.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
September 25, 2017, 5am PDT

Airborne wind turbines and batteries are just two technological advancements pushing the next generation of wind energy.

Kayla Matthews
Blog post
September 11, 2017, 7am PDT
Critics often use fallacious arguments and inaccurate evidence to attack public transit and Transit Oriented Development. Here are suggestions for responding to their false claims.
Todd Litman
Feature
September 7, 2017, 8am PDT
After accepting nearly 200 nominees for consideration, we're asking for votes to determine the "Most Influential Urbanists" of all time.
Planetizen
Blog post
August 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Houston's flooding might be mitigated by land use regulation- but not the type of regulations that most cities have.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 27, 2017, 1pm PDT
Solar energy has been a game changer in energy production in recent years, but the game could be about the change again. Add graphene to the list of disruptive technologies that could transform energy infrastructure as we know it.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
August 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Confederate monuments debate invites a broader interdisciplinary conversation about the nature and planning of public commemorative landscapes and, by extension, the identity and soul of a community.
Dean Saitta
Feature
August 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The world has changed since Planetizen crowdsourced its "Top Urban Thinkers" in 2009. Which urban planners, designers, doers, and dreamers do you think have had the most influence on the world?
Planetizen
Blog post
August 14, 2017, 9am PDT
This post offers a critique of claims that there is an ideal, "Goldilocks density."
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 14, 2017, 6am PDT
This rapidly diversifying community is one to watch as planning for cultural inclusion, social equity, and environmental sustainability become priorities for the American city.
Dean Saitta
Feature
August 9, 2017, 9am PDT
With the recently adopted Community Greening Plan, Capital Region Water has committed to the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in Harrisburg. The plan is empowering residents to partner in stormwater management.
Claire Maulhardt, Andrew Dobshinsky
Blog post
August 9, 2017, 5am PDT
Chia-Yuan Yu and Minjie Xu guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
August 8, 2017, 6am PDT
We can all do better when it comes to water.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
August 7, 2017, 8am PDT
Motor vehicles are expensive to own and operate. Many lower-income households spend more on transportation than they can afford due to a lack of affordable mobility options. The solution is more multimodal planning.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 7, 2017, 5am PDT
Visiting the city without zoning.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
August 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
An analysis of Planetizen traffic in the first six months of the Trump Administration reveals an audience still focused, despite so many distractions, on the future of communities.
James Brasuell
Feature
July 31, 2017, 5am PDT
Resilience standards—like LEED--could transform building practices. But there are many standards to choose from, and few are aware that they exist. A new report helps planners and builders choose the right standard for every project.
Laurie Mazur
Blog post
July 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Elon Musk's vision for transportation networks made of tunnels and powered by magnets may or may not come to pass. But planners can still take a cue from his vision for infrastructure development.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
July 25, 2017, 8am PDT
As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.
Steven Polzin