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As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.
Steven Polzin
May 13, 2002, 12am PDT
Advocates of "smart growth" may be fighting a losing battle against sprawl.
Anthony Downs and Matthew J. Kiefer
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
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
April 24, 2002, 12am PDT
Increased off-campus housing pressure on universities is threatening campus neighborhoods across the nation.
Bob Karrow
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
April 15, 2002, 12am PDT
PLANetizen is pleased to present profiles of three urban planners.
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
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.
March 5, 2002, 12am PST
Richard Carson explores what it is about human nature that makes us loathe density.
Richard Carson
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
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
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
January 30, 2002, 12am PST
The editors of PLANetizen select the top 10 planning issues from 2001 according to readers.
Chris Steins and Abhijeet Chavan
January 16, 2002, 12am PST
Well intentioned but off-target planning regulations are neglecting to create the community-centered schools the public is demanding.
Constance E. Beaumont
January 9, 2002, 12am PST
The Twentieth Century ushered in a historic era of optimism for the rational "modern" future. History may record that September 11 ended the modernist dream for cities. But already new visions are emerging for a wiser, more hopeful future.
Michael W. Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros
January 2, 2002, 12am PST
Richard Carson argues there's nothing new or innovative about "New Urbanism" or "Smart Growth." They're just new names for old strategies.
Richard H. Carson
December 26, 2001, 12am PST
Planning Support Tools have the potential to revolutionize the way we do planning. Yet many planners have been slow to adopt them. Why aren't these cutting-edge planning tools in the mainstream planner's toolbox?
Eliot Allen, AICP
December 18, 2001, 12am PST
The implementation of growth management laws may have severe impacts on housing availability. William Fulton examines the impact of smart growth policies in Ventura County, California, which has been hailed as a leader in urban planning.
William Fulton
November 26, 2001, 12am PST
Scattered development does not offer more security. Decentralizing the population and businesses of our great cities would be a long and expensive proposition, and one likely to fail.
Sam Casella, FAICP
November 14, 2001, 12am PST
What's so bad about Zoning? Planner and attorney Edward McMahon separates the myths from the facts. At its best, zoning can help strike the elusive balance between quality of life and economic vitality.
Edward McMahon