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Urban analytics has the potential to benefit both planners and the world. Here' are a few ways that new data-based approaches can open new levels of analysis and understanding.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
November 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
November 13, 2019, 8am PST
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
James Brasuell
Blog post
November 6, 2019, 11am PST
Many states and cities around the country voted on November 5, 2019 to decide matters related to the future of the built environment.
James Brasuell
Blog post
November 5, 2019, 10am PST
Ngoc Hong Nguyen of the University of Danang writes about a recent article he authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research
JPER
Blog post
November 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Does gentrification always follow massive disinvestment?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 29, 2019, 5am PDT
A dive into the concepts and methodologies producing current academic research into the effect of automation of jobs in the urban planning field.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
October 24, 2019, 10am PDT
The interdisciplinary work of the Kounkuey Design Initiative, led by executive director Chelina Odbert, and deeply committed to the homegrown potential of neighborhoods and communities.
James Brasuell
Feature
October 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Peter Park is the director of Peter J. Park, LLC and a former planning director of Denver and Milwaukee. In this interview, Park shares insights from a career of leadership in though and action in the field of urban planning.
James Brasuell
Blog post
October 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
A discussion of the book Evicted, and in particular its suggestion that rent in poor neighborhoods is not much lower than the rent in middle-class areas.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
Eun Jin Shin of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea, writes about a recent article she authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
October 8, 2019, 5am PDT
Many jurisdictions have vehicle travel reduction targets. Integrated Smart Growth policies can help achieve these and other planning goals.
Todd Litman
Feature
October 7, 2019, 5am PDT
An investigation of how resilience relates to sustainability, and how an understanding of that relationship informs more effective development investments.
Edward J. Jepson. Jr.
Feature
September 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Thirty years after a seminal study attempted to connect increased density with decreased automobile use, several new studies are raising doubts about that central assumption of contemporary planning.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
September 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
Of course artificial intelligence has applications relevant to the practice of city planning.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
September 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Cities significantly underprice their roads and parking facilities, forcing local taxpayers to subsidize out-of-town motorists. Municipal officials have an obligation to better manage these valuable public resources.
Todd Litman
Blog post
September 16, 2019, 9am PDT
The physical scale and unprecedented population growth in some cities have officials grappling with how to manage their transportation network. The Open Mobility Foundation has a bold, digitally-based vision to help cities meet their mobility goals.
Robert Fischer
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
Blog post
September 9, 2019, 6am PDT
In Euclid v. Ambler Realty, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of zoning. Although three justices dissented, they did not write a formal dissent. This article is what a dissent might look like if the justices knew what we now know.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell