With the proliferation of new media planning practitioners have new ways to find out about the continuing work of planning faculty members who have retired. Not all of them blog of course, but the list below demonstrates some of the variety of these efforts.
With the proliferation of new media planning practitioners
have new ways to find out about the continuing work of planning faculty members
who have retired. Not all of them blog of course, but the list below
demonstrates some of the variety of these efforts.
- Emeritus Columbia Professor Peter
Marcuse, blogging at http://pmarcuse.wordpress.com/, can be relied upon for
provocative insights about current events. His recent postings explore
Occupy Wall Street but earlier blogs have investigated a number of his
other interests such as the foreclosure crisis, housing policy, and social
- Pierre Clavel, recently retired from
Cornell, has a blog and resource site at http://www.progressivecities.org/.
His blogging is in support of his wider project
of highlighting work on progressive cities. He has an
excellent bibliography at http://www.progressivecities.org/bibliography/.
- In the UK, Cliff Hague, an emeritus
professor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, blogs at http://cliffhague.planningresource.co.uk/,
a site affiliated with the Royal Town Planning Institute. Hague's "World
View" blog deals with topics of global concern such as innovation, UN
conferences, and regional resilience. Recent blogs feature cases in
Europe, Africa, and Australia.
- A slightly different take is the Sid
Grava blog, set up on his death in 2009: http://sigurdgrava.blogspot.com/2009/09/sigurd-grava-professor-emeritus-of.html.
It acts as a memorial for this long-time Columbia planning faculty member.
Of course there are a number of blogs by more senior but not
yet emeritus faculty, for example Larry Susskind at MIT (http://theconsensusbuildingapproach.blogspot.com/). These
are also well worth watching.
Indiana Once Again Considering Ban on Dedicated Transit Lanes
The proposed legislation would impact the construction of planned IndyGo Blue Line, the third phase of the city’s bus rapid transit system.
LA Freeway Ramp ‘Quietly Canceled’
A 2018 lawsuit forced Metro and Caltrans to do full environmental reviews of the project, leading to its cancellation.
LA’s ‘Spongy’ Infrastructure Captured Almost 9 Billion Gallons of Water
The city is turning away from stormwater management practices that shuttle water to the ocean, building infrastructure that collects and directs it underground instead.
Micromobility Operators Call for Better Links to Transit
For shared mobility to succeed, systems must tap into the connectivity and funding potential offered by closer collaboration with public transit.
Retaining Transit Workers Is About More Than Wages
An analysis of California transit employees found a high rate of burnout among operators who face unpredictable work schedules, high housing costs, and occasional violence.
California's Stormwater Potential
A new study reveals that if California could collect and treat more stormwater in cities, it could provide enough water to supply a quarter of the state’s urban population.
Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
City of Grand Forks, North Dakota
City of Birmingham, Alabama
City of Laramie, Wyoming
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
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