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The Most Popular Planetizen Posts of 2014

We've been collecting data on the posts you made the most popular for the year 2014.
December 18, 2014, 5am PST | James Brasuell
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With so many cities, towns, and places demanding our respect and careful study, it can be a whirlwind to locate and parse the most valuable possible information to share with the Planetizen audience.

The end of 2014, however, provides an opportunity to look back and take stock of what we've seen over the course of the year. As Planetizen readers, your interests enable a great, ongoing crowdsourcing experiment in planning and urbanism media. Every day, year after year, your clicks have voted for (or against) the most compelling news and ideas in the many related fields of planning, urbanism, mobility, and community.

So thank you for your thoughtful participation and engagement in the ongoing conversation. We like forward to more of the same, and even better, in 2015.

An analysis of the top trends and events of the year will follow in a separate post, but, for now, please consider the following list of the most popular posts of the year. We used Google Analytics data for pageviews from January 1, 2014 through December 15, 2014. The list includes a few posts from December 2013 that attracted attention throughout 2014.

Without further ado, the most popular Planetizen posts of 2014:

Most Popular News Posts

1) The Most Dangerous Small Towns in America
2) The Underlying Patterns of Urban Street Design
3) Gentrification and Displacement: Not the Relationship You Might Have Thought
4) Ranking the Top Movies About Urbanism
5) Innovation Districts: The Next Big Urban Idea
6) Planners, Architects Launch 'Cards Against Urbanity'
7) 10 Unexpected Cities to Love
8) Is This the Most Useless Crosswalk Ever?
9) Kotkin on Cities: What the Hipsters Want is Not What the People Want
10) Boston's 'Adult Playground': Created without Traditional Planning

Most Popular Blog Posts

1) The Best Planning Apps for 2014
2) Mobility in Cities is About Space - Proven Powerfully in Pictures!
3) Open Letter to a Car-Addicted City
4) The Fall of Planning Expertise
5) Scientific Proof That Cars and Cities Just Don't Mix  
6) Let's Make Sticky Streets for People!
7) Tall Tower Debates Could Use Less Dogma, Better Design
8) Economically Successful Cities Favor Space-Efficient Modes
9) 3 Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Medellín
10) Urban Road-Building Linked to Poor Statewide Economic Performance

Most Popular Exclusive Posts

1) The Top Schools For Urban Planners
2) Top 10 Books - 2014
3) The 100 "Best" Books on City-Making Ever Written?
4) Top 10 Websites - 2014
5) Mid-Rise: Density at a Human Scale 
6) 10 Lessons in More Engaging Citizen Engagement
7) Two-Way Streets Can Fix Declining Downtown Neighborhoods
8) Lessons from Don Draper (for Planners)
9) The Power of Public-Private Partnerships: Mobile Phone Apps and Municipalities
10) What Can a 'Science of Cities' Offer Planners?

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