Exclusives

Feature
16 hours 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
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
Blog post
September 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post comparing the Athens Charter, written by modernist architects in the 1930s, to traditional urbanism and modern sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
September 20, 2016, 7am PDT
Many architects would kill to get a building on Architectural Record's list of 125 Top Buildings. But big cities can learn a few things from the landscapes of small-town America too.
Josh Stephens
Feature
September 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
2016 has produced an eclectic, imitative mix of titles to the urban library.
Josh Stephens
Feature
September 13, 2016, 5am PDT
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
William Riggs
Blog post
September 8, 2016, 10am PDT
Trust between the public and government agencies is low, and democracies are paralyzed without it. How can community engagement help restore trust? This post outlines the challenge and a process for solving it.
Dave Biggs
Blog post
September 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
The conventional planning wisdom seems to be that long drives are less beneficial to well-being than a short walk. But what about other commuting options?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
September 7, 2016, 5am PDT
An op-ed rejects a notion of urbanism that would find a home in Disneyland, for a version of urbanism that deploys the best efficiencies and benefits of the built environment.
Gerhard Mayer
Blog post
September 6, 2016, 5am PDT
Some experts claim that city living causes mental illness and unhappiness, but a new study indicates that urban environments provide many mental health benefits. Better planning can help make sane and happy cities.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 31, 2016, 2pm PDT
Enhanced infrastructure finance districts allow regional cooperation on infrastructure investment and economic development.
Linda Day
Feature
August 31, 2016, 5am PDT
There are a few good reasons why a worldwide fleet of autonomous vehicles will not necessarily lead to a new era of sprawl.
William Riggs
Blog post
August 29, 2016, 11am PDT
Making better places is a core value for many planners, but don’t let a lack of passion stand between you and a strong career in planning.
Pete Sullivan
Blog post
August 22, 2016, 2pm PDT
An Interview with Sean Montgomery, the inventor of CitizenSpring, an app that collects and maps data about safe drinking water.
Casey Brazeal
Blog post
August 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post exploring why Los Angeles is more car-dependent than some less dense cities.
Michael Lewyn