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In some American cities, the white population is growing while the black population is declining. Is this a result of gentrification or of black upward mobility?
Michael Lewyn
April 21, 2003, 12am PDT
New Urbanism would do well distance itself from the smart growth agenda of restrictive land-use controls, and gain greater public acceptance by positioning itself as market-oriented with respect for personal freedoms.
Chris Fiscelli
April 14, 2003, 12am PDT
If the majority of America's parks aren't going to stagnate, they're going to need to learn from those parks that are getting it right.
Fred Kent
April 7, 2003, 12am PDT
Is Anaheim the New Brooklyn? With no soaring skyline or grand public spaces, Anaheim and similar "Boomburbs" are the ubiquitous background noise of the greater metropolis.
Jennifer LeFurgy and Robert Lang
March 31, 2003, 12am PST
How government policies have inadvertently sabotaged public transit.
Michael Lewyn
March 24, 2003, 12am PST
Historic preservation of the built environment is an overlooked, but critical component in the 'rise of a creative class'.
Martha Frish and Rebecca Severson
March 17, 2003, 12am PST
Freedom of choice in housing, transportation, and lifestyle should be controlled by monetary costs, not inefficient and coercive land use policies.
Randal O'Toole
March 10, 2003, 12am PST
How is Central London faring under its new and controversial congestion pricing scheme?
David Bayliss and Gabriel Roth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
December 23, 2002, 12am PST
The latest round of World Trade Center reconstruction designs heighten fear and anxiety.
James Howard Kunstler
December 9, 2002, 12am PST
Scholastic obligations, opportunities and pitfalls: Dos and don'ts for the tenure-aspiring academician.
Martin Krieger
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.
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
November 4, 2002, 12am PST
Who wins and who loses after selfish development decisions are tallied?
Susan Hallatt
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