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The growth of urban Jewish populations is more evidence that educated Americans are less hostile to city life today than they were in the late 20th century.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
March 3, 2003, 12am PST
Tips for smart growthers on how to stand your ground against the fine-tuned rhetoric of conservatives and libertarians.
Joel Hirschhorn
Feature
February 17, 2003, 12am PST
At the 2nd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, participants discussed how to position smart growth for widespread adoption.
Christian Peralta
Feature
February 10, 2003, 12am PST
PLANetizen editors outline the top 10 planning issues from 2002 -- from the best places to live to understanding the impact of 9/11 on our cities.
Abhijeet Chavan and Chris Steins
Feature
February 3, 2003, 12am PST
Is it rational to try to improve the jobs-housing balance in urban areas or should people, not plans, decide where people live and work?
Wendell Cox
Feature
January 27, 2003, 12am PST

Some members of the New Urbanist listserv Pro-urb recently criticized Richard Carson for his writings about the rise of Urban Realism and the demise of New Urbanism.

Richard H. Carson
Feature
January 20, 2003, 12am PST
Last month's World Trade Center reconstruction proposals reveal that the architecture profession's avant-garde is hopelessly mired in a failed past.
Nikos Salingaros and Michael Mehaffy
Feature
January 6, 2003, 12am PST
"Reports of our death are greatly exaggerated." Architects, planners and consulting professionals respond to recent claims of New Urbanism's extinction.
Lucy Rowland, Michael Mehaffy, and Members Of The Pro-Urb Listserv
Feature
December 23, 2002, 12am PST
The latest round of World Trade Center reconstruction designs heighten fear and anxiety.
James Howard Kunstler
Feature
December 9, 2002, 12am PST
Scholastic obligations, opportunities and pitfalls: Dos and don'ts for the tenure-aspiring academician.
Martin Krieger
Feature
November 25, 2002, 12am PST
Do "innovative" transportation solutions such as MAGLEV monorail and personal rapid transit offer greater utility than conventional steel wheel and rail technology? Or are they simply clunky and expensive alternatives?
Michael D. Setty and Leroy W. Demery, Jr.
Feature
November 18, 2002, 12am PST
Can sustainable development be achieved via a technology-oriented or human behavior-oriented path? Or should we be seeking a more integrated solution?
Ralf Brand
Feature
November 4, 2002, 12am PST
Who wins and who loses after selfish development decisions are tallied?
Susan Hallatt
Feature
October 21, 2002, 12am PDT
Most planners disdain playing politics. Yet political astuteness was, and continues to be, a predominant characteristic of the field's pioneers and a prerequisite for achieving change.
Richard H. Carson
Feature
October 14, 2002, 12am PDT
A questionnaire administered by the Planning Commissioners Journal yields fascinating results concerning the diversity, occupational backgrounds, and selection processes of various planning boards and planning board members nationwide.
Wayne Senville
Feature
October 7, 2002, 12am PDT
When it comes to civic gathering places, bigger and newer aren’t always better. A look at L.A.’s disconnected cathedrals, concert halls, museums and malls.
Jack Skelley
Feature
September 30, 2002, 12am PDT
Urban legends, edgeless cities, monster homes and other phenomena complicate the perception, application, and inclusion of Smart Growth.
Robert E. Lang
Feature
September 16, 2002, 12am PDT
The architectural implications of the September 11, 2001 tragedy; Have planners and architects overlooked the moral lesson to practice humane urban design?
Nikos A. Salingaros
Feature
September 10, 2002, 1pm PDT

One year after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, planning and development issues are at the forefront of the national debate.

Abhijeet Chavan
Feature
September 5, 2002, 12am PDT
Does smart growth provide a means to forward the development of affordable communities? Or has it become an anti-growth tool to ban multi-family housing construction?
David Goldberg
Feature
August 26, 2002, 12am PDT
Stringent land use regulations in "Smart Growth" areas such as Portland and San Jose translate into higher housing prices. Do these costs reflect greater livability or limited opportunity?
Randal O'Toole