Exclusives

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Despite its medicinal benefits, cannabis will negatively impact the environment if we don’t plan accordingly.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
July 15, 2002, 12am PDT
We should not dismiss the bold planning experiment in Oregon just because it runs counter to current orthodoxies.
Dan Zack
Feature
July 8, 2002, 12am PDT
Who sprawls the most? It depends on whose definition you use.
Richard H. Carson
Feature
July 1, 2002, 12am PDT
Recent developments in Portland and Oregon suggest that smart growth is having only a modest effect, while driving down housing affordability, increasing traffic congestion and losing popularity in neighborhoods.
Wendell Cox
Feature
June 24, 2002, 12am PDT
Enrollments are up at the nation's top planning schools, but will the trend continue?
Dowell Myers
Feature
June 17, 2002, 12am PDT
Proponents have a lot of work to do if they want smart growth to move from the margin into the mainstream.
Joel Hirschhorn
Feature
June 10, 2002, 12am PDT
Regional planning makes sense, but it won't just happen because it's "good planning."
Rick Bishop, AICP
Feature
June 3, 2002, 12am PDT
Do planners need to give more consideration to public opinion and community interests?
Daniel Hamilton
Feature
May 20, 2002, 12am PDT
Are planners unfairly labeling all community opponents to their smart growth proposals NIMBYs?
Leah Kalinosky
Feature
May 13, 2002, 12am PDT
Advocates of "smart growth" may be fighting a losing battle against sprawl.
Anthony Downs and Matthew J. Kiefer
Feature
May 6, 2002, 12am PDT
What are the major planning issues involved in the use of the Segway, and should motorized transporters be allowed on sidewalks?
Andy Clarke
Feature
April 29, 2002, 12am PDT
The Supreme Court's flip-flopping over land use regulation and private property is unfortunate. By strengthening the heavy hand of government, the Court ironically speeds migration from places where land use regulation is over-politicized.
Dr. Peter Gordon and Harry Richardson
Feature
April 24, 2002, 12am PDT
Increased off-campus housing pressure on universities is threatening campus neighborhoods across the nation.
Bob Karrow
Feature
April 17, 2002, 12pm PDT
With over 5,000 planners in attendance, and 200 sessions ranging from smart growth to gay urban aesthetics, Chicago is the place to be this week as the American Planning Association hosts its annual National Planning conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Kevin Keller
Feature
April 15, 2002, 12am PDT
PLANetizen is pleased to present profiles of three urban planners.
Planetizen
Feature
April 8, 2002, 12am PDT
It is not growth that California needs to fear, but "dumb growth" where there is insufficient planning and incentives for families, businesses and communities to make "smart" choices about where to locate.
Jeff Lambert, AICP
Feature
March 18, 2002, 12am PST
Kmart's recent announcement will make communities cope with more vacant storefronts, and should prompt planners to rethink big box retail.
Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D.
Feature
March 5, 2002, 12am PST
Richard Carson explores what it is about human nature that makes us loathe density.
Richard Carson
Feature
February 26, 2002, 12am PST
Chris Williamson offers four arguments that planners can use to argue that "No Growth" policies are valid positions to take.
Chris Williamson, PhD, AICP
Feature
February 18, 2002, 12am PST
Behind their quaint, cozy facades, New Urbanist towns still fail to combat the pattern of sprawling, auto-centric suburban development.
Chris DeWolf
Feature
February 11, 2002, 12am PST
The events of September 11th have served as a vehicle to attack skyscrapers, urbanism and development in general. Yet, does 9/11 really change anything about planning?
Christian Schock, AICP