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Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The new "Urban Mobility Report" provides widely-cited congestion cost estimates. However, its analysis is neither comprehensive nor objective. Anybody using these estimates should understand its omissions and biases.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
While transit agency data shows ridership going down, Census data shows ridership going up. Why?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
With a timber rich state and a desire to fight climate change, mass timber and CLT could become Jay Inslee's signature green economy success in Washington State.
ConorBronsdon
Feature
August 26, 2019, 5am PDT
A good friendship is a two-way street. So how come our relationships with places only involve taking and no giving?
Lev Kushner
Blog post
August 25, 2019, 2pm PDT

Public transit, with service to joy, freedom, and virtue.

James Brasuell
Blog post
August 23, 2019, 7am PDT
There is no war on cars. Everybody, including motorists, benefit from a more diverse and efficient transportation system. Let there be peace!
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
August 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Data generated by travel modes can inform planners and regulators in improving the transportation system, but private mobility companies often restrict their access for concerns about privacy and competition.
Mollie Cohen D’Agostino
Blog post
August 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Green building practices are advancing quickly. Here is a sample of best practices in choosing the most sustainable materials for the job.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
Blog post
July 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Contrary to popular myth, New York is not drowning in new housing.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Insights into the mobile app technology used in the practice and study of planning.
James Brasuell
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Recent reporting shows the U.S. falling behind its neighbors in both smart city deployments and 5G network rollouts—the latter of which is slated to be the connective tissue of these future cities. The news has some experts on edge.
Robert Fischer
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Transportation and land use planning decisions affect economic opportunity and mobility—the chance that children become more economically successful than their parents. We can help create more equitable communities.
Todd Litman
Feature
July 23, 2019, 8am PDT
Opinion: The Rose City joins the nationwide attack on neighborhood-scale public involvement—and throws its pioneering model of grassroots democracy under the bus.
Michael Mehaffy
Blog post
July 22, 2019, 10am PDT
It is conventional wisdom that suburbs are more attractive to families with children than cities. But in fact, the most dense urban cores are gaining children to a greater extent than their suburbs.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
Architecture critic Paul Goldberger analyzes the evolution of baseball stadiums and celebrates their essential connection to cities in "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City."
Josh Stephens
Blog post
July 1, 2019, 5am PDT
A few graphs provide insights into factors that affect the amount of motor vehicle travel in a community, and how driving can be reduced.
Todd Litman
Feature
June 26, 2019, 9am PDT
The Democratic Party will hold a two-day debate event, starting tonight. It's time to brush up on the positions of the leading candidates on policies and politics relate to housing, climate change, and infrastructure.
James Brasuell
Blog post
June 24, 2019, 5am PDT
The applications for 3D technology in the field of planning are multiplying and diversifying.
Kayla Matthews