Humor

Walking the Dog

The Best Cities to Take Your Dog for a Walk

For the good doggos.

January 13, 2022 - LawnStarter

A rendering depicting the proposed design for Munger Hall on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Architecture and Design Awards for the Best and Worst of 2021

Two influential and erudite design critics continue an annual tradition.

December 26, 2021 - Mark Lamster and Alexandra Lange via Medium

memphis Bus

Songs About Places 2021: 'Outside,' 'Lockdown,' and Memphis Among the Themes of Another Pandemic Year

2021 was full of songs that centered place in art's reckoning with reality. Were you listening?

December 12, 2021 - James Brasuell

Millennium Park Chicago

Chicago Tour Highlights 'Ugly Architecture'

The tour's creator wants to give visitors a different take on the city, pointing out the quirky gems amid its notoriously beautiful buildings.

November 2, 2021 - Chicago Tribune

Coronavirus Streets

Video: The Athletic Feats Required to Navigate NYC

A video from Transportation Alternatives highlights the infrastructure failures that can make getting around the city an Olympian feat.

August 10, 2021 - StreetsBlog NYC

A map highlighting the location fo Avondale Estates in Georgia.

One of the Best Local Beer Towns to Allow Open Containers

Avondale Estates, Georgia is leaning into its recognition as one of the best small-town beer scenes in the country.

July 4, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Social Media Apps

Introducing Urbanist TikTok

It was only a matter of time, and we're probably well behind the times, but the social media platform du jour, TikTok, has a lot to offer the discerning urbanist.

June 29, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Trick Biker

Sunday Fun: The Bicycle Powered Car

Mounting a tandem bike to the front of a Honda to generate the power to operate the car has never looked so fun.

June 20, 2021 - Life OD via YouTube

Washington, D.C. Rowhouses

Transformers Vs. Historical Preservation

A row over two Transformers statues in a D.C. neighborhood lays bare the "absurdities" inherent in historical preservation, one writer argues.

April 12, 2021 - Georgetown Metropolitan

Tenants' Rights

HUD Has Money for Tenant Organizing. Why Isn’t the Agency Spending It?

HUD can provide $10 million to tenant organizers each year, but the funding has largely gone unspent since the early 2000s. Will that change with a new administration and newly approved HUD secretary?

March 30, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Top Books

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.