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April 6, 2021, 12pm PDT
An online calculator helps companies determine the broader impacts of their decisions to continue working remotely or return to the office.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 4, 2021, 10am PDT
Like many attractive, economically successful cities Seattle has a housing crisis, but not a land crisis. There is plenty of land if the city will just grow up.
The Urbanist
February 19, 2021, 5am PST
As it rebuilds the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto could use the opportunity to create more real estate for affordable housing.
Globe and Mail
February 18, 2021, 10am PST
A new book from the "Rethinking Streets" series identifies 25 quick redesigns cities can use to reconfigure streets for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rethinking Streets During COVID-19
February 18, 2021, 5am PST
The park's non-profit developer has engaged in a years-long community outreach process and invested over $60 million in community initiatives.
NextCity
February 9, 2021, 11am PST
Michael Méndez, assistant professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine opines on California's continued struggle to implement ambitious climate goals.
The Planning Report
February 8, 2021, 11am PST
California Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Laura Friedman shares policy priorities for reducing emissions, eliminating traffic fatalities, and improving the connectivity of urban regional light rail in Southern California.
The Planning Report
February 5, 2021, 8am PST
COVID-19 restrictions have highlighted the importance of abundant, multi-use open spaces accessible to all.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 4, 2021, 10am PST
Automated mobility technologies are coming. How do we ensure that they serve everyone?
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
February 1, 2021, 9am PST
Minor pedestrian-oriented improvements alone won't improve walkability if infrastructure still prioritizes fast-moving vehicles, according to this article.
City Observatory
January 28, 2021, 9am PST
Vancouver is considering eliminating a rezoning application, which could save non-profit developers up to two years in the city's approvals process.
Daily Hive
January 22, 2021, 8am PST
Santa Clara County cities rebel against the agency's proposed plan to spend most of the Measure B funds on a Silicon Valley BART extension.
The Mercury News
January 14, 2021, 8am PST
The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and CNU (Congress for New Urbanism) have produced a new set of urban planning guides. Their latest is, "A Handbook for Improved Neighborhoods."
AARP
January 11, 2021, 9am PST
Cities like Vancouver are rethinking parking minimums as they try to meet climate goals, reduce traffic, and reallocate street space to other modes.
Sightline
December 29, 2020, 6am PST
A thematic issue of the peer reviewed journal Urban Planning provides a framework for reassessing New Urbanism.
Urban Planning
Feature
December 28, 2020, 5am PST
The most-read news, features, and blogs on Planetizen in that year that was 2020.
James Brasuell
November 27, 2020, 6am PST
The Integrated Transport and Health Impact Model estimates how planning decisions affect public health, including physical activity, collisions and vehicle exhaust. This can help create healthier communities.
Integrated Transport and Health Impact Model
November 9, 2020, 6am PST
New research from China finds an incredible rate of urban expansion in North America and China.
South China Morning Post
September 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles, Virginia Tech Planning Professor Tom Sanchez has created a database of planning research citations.
Tom Sanchez
Feature
August 18, 2020, 8am PDT
Dan Parolek, inventor of the term Missing Middle Housing, has written a new book on the subject, available now from Island Press. The following excerpts offer insight into overcoming planning and regulatory barriers to deliver the desired housing.
Dan Parolek