Humor

March 17, 2012, 5am PDT
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Kaid Benfield profiles the sustainable practices of the most Irish of emblems, Guinness Beer.
Switchboard
March 16, 2012, 2pm PDT
John Metcalfe has "designed" what he thinks could be the "Ultimate Municipal Supertruck of the Future."
The Atlantic Cities
March 16, 2012, 7am PDT
Dan Reed cautions against an elitist aversion to sterile and inauthentic "town centers" – for all their supposed faults, they offer a stepping stone for the uninitiated masses to get interested in "true" urbanism.
Greater Greater Washington
March 12, 2012, 8am PDT
<em>Grist</em> has asked its readers to help it compile some of the country's "most craptastic urban rebranding efforts ever." And boy have they delivered.
Grist
March 9, 2012, 2pm PST
Ever wanted to silence aggressive cell phone talkers or that intractable opponent speaking out against your brilliant redevelopment plan? Well researchers in Japan have developed just the product for you, reports Mark Hachman.
PCMag.com
March 2, 2012, 2pm PST
Emily Badger has produced a thoroughly researched article on "The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List." We think you might recognize a few of these folks.
The Atlantic Cities
Feature
February 27, 2012, 4pm PST

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Jonathan Nettler
February 24, 2012, 2pm PST
The "What People Think I Do" meme has been spreading across the web like wildfire in recent weeks. Some enterprising individuals have created their own versions for Planners.
Cyburbia
February 17, 2012, 2pm PST
Pat Doyle reports on a new effort to reduce nuisances at a Minneapolis area light-rail station by using offensive music -- classical music in this case -- as a deterrent.
Star Tribune
February 16, 2012, 7am PST
As cities across the country compete to see who will win the title of 'Most Bicycle-Friendly', Emily Badger looks at what other titles may be worth pursuing.
The Atlantic Cities
February 10, 2012, 2pm PST
John Metcalfe reports on an advertising campaign appearing at bus stops across the UK featuring a fiberglass potato sculpture and a mysterious odor emitting button.
The Atlantic Cities
February 5, 2012, 9am PST
Chalder Burr, GQ's scent critic ranks the top ten most fragrant cities in the world.
Gentlemens Quarterley
February 3, 2012, 2pm PST
On the eve of the Super Bowl, Richard Florida attempts to answer one of the most critical debates concerning metropolitan vitality today -- which is the superior sports town: Boston or New York?
The Atlantic Cities
January 27, 2012, 2pm PST
A new theme park dedicated to all things Napoleon has been proposed for the area south of Paris by former French minister and history buff Yves Jégo, and is being touted as a rival to Disneyland, reports Henry Samuel.
The Telegraph
January 20, 2012, 2pm PST
The Daily News does its best to, ahem, "cover" this year's version of the annual New York City "No Pants Subway Ride." Beware, potentially NSFW.
New York Daily News
December 23, 2011, 2pm PST
The planners at Hogle-Ireland have developed a handy set of Holiday Design Guidelines, including Minimum Chimney Access Requirements and Sleigh Parking and Access Standards.
Hogle-Ireland
December 17, 2011, 9am PST
Writing in Grist, Chuck Wolfe provides a counterintuitive look at what to do about potholes and how they could become "the universal darlings of walkable urbanism".
Grist
December 16, 2011, 2pm PST
NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.
NPR
November 23, 2011, 6am PST
McGill University planning students have built a cake replica of the neighborhood surrounding the Vendome Metro station in order to get residents to discuss the impacts of the construction and opening of a nearby "superhospital."
CBC
November 21, 2011, 2pm PST
Heavy rains Sunday afternoon exacerbated a subsiding roadway in the L.A. suburb of San Pedro, leaving gaping holes and exposing plumbing and other infrastructure housed beneath the street.
Los Angeles Times