Exclusives

Feature
June 13, 2017, 9am PDT
The 5th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's updated ranking of the Top 25 graduate urban planning programs.
The Planetizen Team
Blog post
May 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has published a flagship report intended to inform preparation of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III meetings in Quito in October.
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
May 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
In the tradition of great urban landscapes, the Hills of Governors Island will soon challenge the status quo and create a dynamic new type of park for all people to enjoy.
Mark Hough
Blog post
May 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
Guest blogger Noah J. Durst writes about his new article in JPER.
JPER
Blog post
May 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
Even when urban centers are losing families, this trend does not necessarily apply to rich areas near downtown.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
May 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
Smart Growth can provide many direct benefits to residents, businesses and local governments. Our challenge is to better answer the question that many stakeholders ask, "What’s in it for me?"
Todd Litman
Feature
May 9, 2016, 2pm PDT
Some of the most active and valued Twitter users in the planning and urbanism conversation share their favorite Twitter feeds.
James Brasuell
Blog post
May 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Growing up in Rockaway, Queens led me to the planning profession, just as home town experiences lead many students to city planning. It's easy to forget why we became planners: we need to remember.
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
May 6, 2016, 6am PDT
With the constellation of civic technologies, like online community engagement platforms, growing quickly, it's important to recognize the positive and negative consequences of new practices in community engagement.
Dave Biggs
Blog post
May 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent Newsweek article on urbanism is chock-full of nonsense.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
May 2, 2016, 5am PDT
The second "Empowered Design, By 'the Crowd'" article offers insight into making the most out of new crowdsourcing resources.
Kendra L. Smith and Lindsey Collins
Blog post
April 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
Tesla's success with the Model 3 begs the question: When will the trucking industry electrify?
Casey Brazeal
Blog post
April 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
In the middle of presidential primary season, the debate about the caucus vs. primary processes is hot with criticisms being leveled on both sides. What can planners learn about this debate to help improve community engagement for planning?
Dave Biggs
Blog post
April 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell describes some of the recent changes to the Planetizen site.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 18, 2016, 6am PDT
Environmental impact isn't just a measure of what people buy, where we live affects the environment more than what we own or choose to drive.
Casey Brazeal
Blog post
April 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Community resistance may explain why smaller apartment buildings are hard to build.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 14, 2016, 5am PDT

As I do every year at the APA National Conference, I did my best to catch as many community engagement sessions as possible. Here are highlights, takeaways, and the common threads I noticed this year.

Dave Biggs
Blog post
April 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
How a proposed expansion of Chicago's I-55 could further disperse Chicago's population.
Casey Brazeal
Blog post
April 13, 2016, 10am PDT
As the 2016 admission season winds down, thoughts turn to the 2017 application process. For students considering the idea, there are several good reasons to attend graduate school in 2017, and a few that may cause problems later.
Ann Forsyth
Feature
April 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reformed parking regulations will improve the quality of urban environments. They might even allow to once again construct building types we appreciate only in older cities, but could never imagine building with today’s parking requirements.
Gerhard Mayer
Blog post
April 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Recent data showing declining transit ridership is only the latest news to cast doubt on expectations of a public transit renaissance.
Steven Polzin