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Many households spend more than they can afford on housing and transportation, but the latest International Housing Affordability Survey is wrong to recommend sprawl as the best solution. Real solutions must reduce both housing and transport costs.
Todd Litman
Blog post
November 15, 2016, 10am PST
Current planning practices can alienate some voters, which contributed to Donald Trump’s success in the recent US election. How have planners contributed to this problem, and how can we achieve more responsive and inclusive planning?
Todd Litman
Feature
November 14, 2016, 2pm PST
Professional doctorates or certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS) can offer an alternative to a PH.D. for planners looking to expand their education beyond the master's degree.
Justin B. Hollander and Amanda Kohn
Feature
November 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Beyond the headline-grabbing presidential election, many states and localities voted on issues critical to the planning profession.
James Brasuell
Blog post
November 7, 2016, 5am PST
In Joel Kotkin's new book The Human City, he argues that suburbanization promotes higher birthrates. But this policy doesn't seem to have worked so far.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
November 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
On November 8, voters in the nation’s northwest corner will decide on I-732, which would create a carbon tax swap and potentially become a new model for fighting climate change.
Pete Sullivan
Blog post
November 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Steven T. Moga guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Feature
October 31, 2016, 4pm PDT
This October, the American Planning Association celebrated National Community Planning Month, or #PlanningMonth for short.
James Brasuell
Blog post
October 31, 2016, 10am PDT

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Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Blog post
October 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
Adam Millard-Ball guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Feature
October 27, 2016, 5am PDT
The annual list of the best planning, design, and development websites, representing some of the top online resources for news, information, and research on the built environment.
James Brasuell
Blog post
October 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
State governments like to limit local taxing authority but not local zoning—maybe they should do the exact opposite.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
Love 'em or hate 'em, drones are coming. But is the issue of aesthetics getting enough treatment in the drone wars?
Pete Sullivan
Blog post
October 18, 2016, 6am PDT
While the Green Party nominates a presidential candidate every four years as a publicity stunt, other politicians—Democrats and Republicans alike—have been steadily pursuing a green agenda in California. California cities are better off for it.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
October 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Kelcie Ralph guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Feature
October 12, 2016, 5am PDT
The 2016 election presents a contest between two campaigns with fundamentally different views of fair housing in the United States—at a time when fair housing is a growing challenge with deep ramifications for the nation.
Jason Reece
Blog post
October 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
Some commentators on urban containment treat the issue as all-or-nothing: either strict limits on suburban development are good public policy everywhere, or they are good public policy nowhere. Perhaps a more nuanced view is appropriate.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 3, 2016, 10am PDT
The great urbanist may have offered a flawed theory of urban origins, but that doesn't mean her idea is completely worthless.
Dean Saitta
Blog post
October 3, 2016, 5am PDT
The United States has, by far, the highest traffic fatality rate among peer countries. Don’t blame drivers; planners need to rethink transportation safety.
Todd Litman
Blog post
September 28, 2016, 8am PDT
Is commuting Deplorable? Can we Make Commuting Great Again? It is sometimes necessary to resort to hyperbole to draw attention to real data.
Steven Polzin
Feature
September 28, 2016, 5am PDT
Advancing the politics of public transportation and public spaces is not easy. Danish architect Jan Gehl and his firm Gehl Architects, however, have a track record of success with cities around the world.
Lily Song