A compendium of the most discussed examples of news and commentary regarding the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States—but only what's directly relevant to the fields of planning and urban design.
It's been a world full of hot takes, propaganda, fake news, and fear mongering—from all sides of the political spectrum—since Donald Trump was elected. There has also been insightful commentary and careful journalism.
But it's been hard to piece the useful narratives together and parse out the valuable lessons that will be of use as we decide how participate in the work of planning and building the future of the country and the world over the next four to eight years. Here's a list of some of the most relevant and valuable stories that we've encountered in first week of this strange new time.
- "How to Start Thinking About What a Trump Presidency Means for Cities," by Anthony Flint for CityLab. (Also detailed by Planetizen contributing editor Casey Brazeal.)
- "Tracking Your Questions on the Trump Transition," by Gracie McKenzie for CityLab.
- "Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump’s win will mean for the environment," by David Roberts and Brad Plumer for Vox.
- "Urban Laboratories of Democracy," by William Fulton for the California Planning & Development Report.
- "Calexit in Reverse," by Josh Stephens for the California Planning & Development Report.
- "What a Trump presidency means for New Urbanism," by Lynn Richards for the Congress for New Urbanism's Public Square.
- "Beware Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan," by David Dayen for New Republic.
- "Cities in the Age of Trump," by Zach Shaner for the Seattle Transit Blog.
- "What Trump Could Mean for Seattle," by Erica C. Barnett for The C Is for Crank.
- "No, Trump Won’t Be 'Good For Cities,'" by Erica C. Barnett for The C Is for Crank.
- "Trump transition team begins minority outreach with 'new deal for Black America,'" by Reena Flores for CBS News.
- "AIA pledges to work with Donald Trump, membership recoils," by the Editors of The Architect's Newspaper. (Also detailed by Planetizen.)
- "Watch: Robert Ivy issues second apology for tone-deaf post-election memo," by the Editors of The Architect's Newspaper.
- "'Let us not be complicit in building Trump’s wall!': US architects battle over helping Donald Trump," by Anne Quito for Quartz.
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