May 3, 2004, 12am PDT
The American Planning Association and the planning profession as a whole have lost their way. Constant compromise has led to mediocrity. Now it's time to get re-focused.
April 26, 2004, 12am PDT
While planners strive to enhance the transportation-land use configuration to minimize travel and transportation infrastructure, the seemingly unrelenting movement toward larger-scale businesses and services may be counteracting these initiatives.
April 21, 2004, 10am PDT
Grist Magazine offers tips for environment-friendly computing
U.S. consumers are being cheated out of the chance to buy the greenest possible computers, according to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition and other environmental groups that have joined forces on the Computer TakeBack Campaign.
April 12, 2004, 12am PDT
In the second edition of our series profiling urban planning, development, and design students from across the country, masters students from the University of Southern California, Universi
April 5, 2004, 12am PDT
Though smart growth and new urbanism have different origins, constituencies, and tactics, the leaders of these movements must identify how they complement one another.
March 29, 2004, 12am PST
In the first edition of a new series profiling urban planning, development, and design students from across the country, masters students from the University of Maryland, University of Cali
March 22, 2004, 12am PST
Grants dedicated to revitalizing distressed public housing are needed to correct flawed Federal housing policies of the past.
March 16, 2004, 12am PST
While there's no consensus on the precise number of white-collar jobs American companies will outsource to India in the coming years, it seems increasingly clear that millions of middle cla
March 10, 2004, 12am PST
From congestion charging to Wal-Mart's impact, PLANetizen editors outline the top 10 planning issues from 2003.
February 9, 2004, 12am PST
Densification is often promoted as a solution to sprawl, but too much density too quickly can also backfire. Adequately implementing a smart growth strategy involves positive publicity, family-centric environments, and motivated developers.
January 19, 2004, 12am PST
Participants in an Internet email discussion list recently engaged in a heated debate on the impact of libertarian principles on urban planning in the United States.
January 12, 2004, 12am PST
Transportation has become far too important to be steered by people who prefer the existing automobile-dominated system.
November 24, 2003, 12am PST
Although Houston is the only major American city with no formal zoning code, the city's land use regulations have historically been nearly as meddlesome, as pro-sprawl, and as anti-pedestri
November 14, 2003, 12am PST
Urban sprawl's impact on school funding is more of a smart growth issue than is commonly realized.
November 10, 2003, 12am PST
Wacky, wild, and cartoonish architectural design, although eerily reminiscent of the "gaudy, cheesy, and tacky" schemes of the 1950s and 60s, reinvigorates southern California cities with much-needed visual interest.
November 6, 2003, 11am PST
Landscape architects, allied professionals and students gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana to participate in the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
November 3, 2003, 12am PST
A recent report linking New Urbanism to increased crime portrays New Urbanism inaccurately, and implies a grim world in which crime prevention is our top planning priority.
October 27, 2003, 12am PST
In the war on sprawl, the smart growth movement cannot directly compete with the powerful and well-funded sprawl lobby. But it is folly to ignore the sprawl lobby and its commitment to sustain the sprawl status quo.
October 6, 2003, 12am PDT
Biological and digital networks offer important lessons for planners as they design cities for the 21st century.
September 24, 2003, 12am PDT
Discovering secret geography -- the alleys and small streets, often with shops and restaurants, that are largely invisible from major streets -- you begin to feel ownership over a slice of the city.