Exclusives

Feature
3 days ago
The path to business success occasionally passes through the garage—famously demonstrated by industry titans like Amazon or Hewlett Packard. Zoning codes should encourage, not obstruct, these kinds of American success stories.
Olivia Gonzalez
Blog post
December 5, 2016, 5am PST
An efficient and equitable transport system must be diverse to serve diverse travel demands. Planners need better tools to quantify and communicate the benefits of walking, cycling and public transit to sometimes skeptical decision makers.
Todd Litman
Blog post
December 4, 2016, 1pm PST
What is the highest purpose of community engagement? Why do some planners go all out to hear from the public? This article dives into these questions based on nine interviews conducted at APA 2016.
Dave Biggs
Blog post
December 1, 2016, 7am PST
Dowell Myers reflects on an article from the Journal of Planning Education and Research in light of the recent presidential election.
JPER
Feature
November 30, 2016, 2pm PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2016 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.
James Brasuell and Josh Stephens
Blog post
November 29, 2016, 10am PST
By taking a turtle for a walk, we can begin to take back our minds and bodies.
Steven Snell
Blog post
November 21, 2016, 11am PST
Keynote speeches and break-out sessions at this year's Rocky Mountain City Summit implicated the importance of cultural knowledge for planning inclusive and equitable cities.
Dean Saitta
Blog post
November 21, 2016, 10am PST
In 2016, Republicans did worse than usual in affluent sprawl suburbs, while gaining a little ground in working-class cities.
Michael Lewyn
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

Looking for fun halloween costume ideas? Look no further than Planetizen for the latest halloween costumes.

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