Exclusives

Blog post
Yesterday
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
Feature
January 12, 2004, 12am PST

Transportation has become far too important to be steered by people who prefer the existing automobile-dominated system.

Joel S. Hirschhorn
Feature
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

Michael Lewyn
Feature
November 14, 2003, 12am PST
Urban sprawl's impact on school funding is more of a smart growth issue than is commonly realized.
Jonathan D. Weiss
Feature
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.
Rick Bishop, AICP
Feature
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).
Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
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.
Robert Steuteville
Feature
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.
Joel S. Hirschhorn
Feature
October 6, 2003, 12am PDT
Biological and digital networks offer important lessons for planners as they design cities for the 21st century.
Nikos Salingaros
Feature
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.
Adam Rogers
Feature
September 15, 2003, 12am PDT
41 principles for architects to live by.
Andrés Duany
Feature
September 8, 2003, 12am PDT
In a car crazy culture, a planner decides to make the switch to transit.
Christian Peralta
Feature
September 2, 2003, 12am PDT
Cities would do better to loosen prescriptive zoning codes and give more flexibility to developers.
Chris Fiscelli
Feature
August 25, 2003, 12am PDT
While the founders of New Urbanism are still going strong, a new organization is connecting the next generation of leaders of the movement.
Brian Wright
Feature
August 19, 2003, 12am PDT
The recent blackout highlights the vulnerability of dense cities, as unplugged urban rail systems and elevators left thousands of urbanites stranded.
Wendell Cox
Feature
July 21, 2003, 12am PDT
Building an integrated transportation system in the United States would be a real economic stimulus and increase mobility and security.
Hank Dittmar
Feature
July 14, 2003, 12am PDT
Affordable and user-friendly technology could provide an exciting new platform for discussing planning and development issues.
Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
July 7, 2003, 12am PDT
Is the threat of terrorism a good reason for pouring resources into our nation's passenger rail system?
Steven E. Polzin, PhD
Feature
June 30, 2003, 12am PDT
Smart Growth advocates' vision of the future of urban development is more like a nightmare for the average citizen.
Chris Fiscelli
Feature
June 24, 2003, 12am PDT
Sprawl is reaching military installations and threatening the nation's defense capabilities.
Joel S. Hirschhorn
Feature
June 17, 2003, 12am PDT
A project manager gives a real-world account of the successes and failures of one of the nation's most closely watched new transit-oriented communities, and its role in the regional growth management strategy.
Michael Mehaffy