Humor

4 days ago
"All aboard to funkytown," writes Chloe Booker, transporting readers to a time and a place where the trains had soul and the bells had bottoms.
The Sydney Morning Herald
4 days ago
Choosing cartography as a career is a natural result of a lifelong love of maps. National Geographic gathers the proof.
National Geographic
February 17, 2017, 5am PST
An exemplary display of Minecraft prowess.
Chicago Tribune
February 14, 2017, 7am PST
A public service announcement on behalf of renters priced out of the housing market: "Talk to your friends about zoning."
Slate
February 12, 2017, 7am PST
Yikes, Washington. What's the deal with all those sad place names?
KUOW
Blog post
January 21, 2017, 1pm PST

Researchers have detected a disease threatening cycling infrastructure investment. Although city administrators continue to invest in living streets, until cyclists becomes self-aware, the automobile will continue to dominate cities.

Steven Snell
January 20, 2017, 12pm PST
Paris and New York, seamlessly photoshopped together—that's a cause we can get behind.
CityLab
January 20, 2017, 11am PST
Hold my beer while I pedal this boat around Lake St. Clair.
Detroit Free Press
January 13, 2017, 6am PST
Yeah, this is a weird one.
Clickhole
January 6, 2017, 12pm PST
Wedding photographers are fond of taking post-nuptial photos on quaint Main Streets, but rarely on the commercial strip. Here's why.
Community Builders
December 25, 2016, 7am PST
An examination of the commentary on place found in the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life."
CityLab
December 23, 2016, 7am PST
Fans of @BobGunderson and @BicycleLobby will want to check out the Chicago winter version of the sardonic fake Twitter account, @606snowplow.
Chi.Streetsblog
Feature
December 19, 2016, 2pm PST
No Electoral College needed: these were the most popular Planetizen posts from the year 2016.
James Brasuell
December 19, 2016, 9am PST
Critics Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster hand out their annual awards for architecture and design, with welcome focus and studied opinions on what make great cities great.
Curbed
December 16, 2016, 2pm PST
A man's front yard nativity scene featuring zombies was declared an accessory structure, in violation of the zoning code, because it had a roof
Cincinnati Enquirer
December 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Sometimes you have to stop and laugh about the big problem with no immediate nor obvious solution. You might even learn something while doing it.
The Guardian
December 2, 2016, 9am PST
"When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
KUOW
November 27, 2016, 9am PST
A Berlin-based olfactory expert used 6,500 scents to recreate the smells of 35 cities.
Atlas Obscura
November 3, 2016, 7am PDT
What Happens When A Beverly Hills Developer Decides A Ballot Initiative Is Easier than the Planning Process?
The Planning Report
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