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Blog post
3 days ago
A little pre-Purim humor (well, attempted humor anyway).
Michael Lewyn
February 10, 2021, 5am PST
The world of planning hearings and the pandemic realities of Zoom meetings collided in spectacular fashion in the tiny town of Handforth Parish in the United Kingdom.
CNN
January 22, 2021, 5am PST
Next to the words of Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman, the most lasting impression from Inauguration Day might be an image of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sits
December 29, 2020, 7am PST
An annual review of the world of architecture and design from design critics at the Dallas Morning News and Curbed.
Medium
Feature
December 7, 2020, 8am PST
The latest edition of Planetizen's annual list of songs about places, for all the audiophiles with a passion for place.
James Brasuell
November 30, 2020, 6am PST
Townscraper, a new "casual town building" game earned good reviews among early adopters this summer.
Bloomberg CityLab
November 20, 2020, 5am PST
Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Was that not clear?
The Oregonian
September 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The headline of the latest foray of The Onion into the tragic world of traffic safety: "Conscientious SUV Shopper Just Wants Something That Will Kill Family In Other Car In Case Of Accident".
The Onion
July 31, 2020, 5am PDT
Fake news site The Onion imagines the logical result of car-centric planning during a pandemic.
The Onion
July 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One's popular morning show The Early Edition, offered a prompt to the Twitterverse last week and inspired plenty of creativity.
Stephen Quinn via Twitter
July 17, 2020, 8am PDT
The latest foray by The Onion into the world of planning satirizes the American tendency to prioritize highway spending over housing and the homeless.
The Onion
June 5, 2020, 5am PDT
It's possible that bus public transit could some day again be a powerful tool for economic and social mobility.
The Onion
May 29, 2020, 5am PDT
A recession is coming, though we don't know how big it will be or how long it will last. Compared to the Great Recession, the housing market could potentially help, rather than hurt, economic recovery, according to the analysis shared here.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 10, 2020, 5am PDT
A satirical article from last year, written by the Onion, offers a bit of satire as either a distraction from the public health crisis or as a reminder of the crisis that existed before the novel coronavirus.
The Onion
Blog post
April 1, 2020, 10am PDT
April Fool's Day is a good day to consider life from a virus's perspective. Our tiny friends have many positive attributes.
Todd Litman
March 13, 2020, 5am PDT
Why do movies and tv shows hate public transit much? There's no answer here, but there is plenty of evidence that the question responds to reality.
Streetsblog USA
March 1, 2020, 9am PST
This is satire for anyone who has noticed, with fear for the planet and pedestrians, the growing size of pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles manufactured and sold in the United States
The Onion
February 20, 2020, 12pm PST
Where other cities have found common ground with Airbnb and the short-term rental industry, Denver's negotiations toward regulations have continued since 2018 with little to show for the effort.
The Denver Post
February 14, 2020, 8am PST
Gary Mason has been decorating a SEPTA trolley for Valentine's Day since 1993.
WPVI Action News
January 31, 2020, 7am PST
Unleashed Hounds and Hops is calling itself the state of Minnesota's first dog bar.
StarTribune