January 24, 2017, 2pm PST
Fulfilling two campaign promises, President Trump conditionally approved two controversial pipelines to transport oil sands from Alberta and Bakken oil from North Dakota, certain to stir opposition from environmentalists and Native Americans.
January 17, 2017, 9am PST
The history of the Chicago Cultural Center, "the nation's first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue," offers insight into the shifting relationships between culture, politics, and money in the third-largest city in the United States.
January 17, 2017, 6am PST
In his continuing look at places people can exercise - other than the gym - LA park planner Clement Lau writes about the popularity of indoor malls in winter climes for exercising adults and children.
January 16, 2017, 2pm PST
2017 will be a big year for transit openings around North America. What will come in the years to follow has a lot to do with the Trump Administration.
January 5, 2017, 8am PST
Apps, Intelligent Transportation Systems Improving Safety for Pedestrians
December 27, 2016, 5am PST
New York has promised to create 1,500 affordable live/work spaces for artists. Architect Emma Fuller believes that careful consideration of building typologies could make it easier to reach this target.
December 9, 2016, 9am PST
Several years ago, officials in Long Beach, California, found themselves in a pickle. They had an aging city hall in need of seismic retrofits (price tag: $194 million). Fast-forward to last July, when ground was broken on a $520 million project.
December 8, 2016, 9am PST
The benefits of authentic community are extensive. Maybe even transcendent. But how do we get to that point? Scott Doyon's latest blog has a few thoughts.
November 29, 2016, 1pm PST
For the founders of young art center Wave Pool, Cincinnati offers opportunities unmatched by the coastal cultural meccas.
November 4, 2016, 9am PDT
State Senator Bob Wieckowski is working to help communities get the necessary tools to increase capacity for climate resilience.
November 3, 2016, 7am PDT
What Happens When A Beverly Hills Developer Decides A Ballot Initiative Is Easier than the Planning Process?
November 2, 2016, 6am PDT
Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds discusses her vision for urban mobility and the growing role of city leadership.
October 27, 2016, 5am PDT
The annual list of the best planning, design, and development websites, representing some of the top online resources for news, information, and research on the built environment.
October 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Struggling with zoning that thwarts the construction of new hamlets, villages, towns, and cities? Susan Henderson has a bit of place type inspiration from across the pond.
October 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
Transit consultant Jarrett Walker argues that Uber's ads betray dark aspirations for the future of transit.
September 30, 2016, 7am PDT
8th Avenue was one of New York’s first "complete streets." Coined in 2003, the term refers to including cars, pedestrians, bikers, and public transit into city thoroughfares instead of prioritizing cars. Today, the trend is growing to other cities.
September 29, 2016, 10am PDT
Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.
September 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
In a review of Jonathan F.P. Rose's new book, 'The Well-Tempered City,' Chuck Wolfe enthusiastically endorses Rose's refreshing world view.
September 19, 2016, 11am PDT
A new book by Courtney Martin called "The New Better Off" examines the shift in values among younger generations.
September 12, 2016, 11am PDT
"My twitter stream is alive with the sound of placemaking," writes Chuck Wolfe. While preparing for this week's Placemaking Week in Vancouver, he explains the importance of PPS-led programming and hopes for various panels, proceedings and events.