North America

March 27, 2016, 5am PDT
The U.S. ranked 19 out of 20 for countries with high speed rail service according to a new survey by GoEuro.
Grist
March 20, 2016, 7am PDT
Autonomous cars are making headlines, but what about using automated platooning technology for truck fleets or the military? The technology may be able to cut fuel costs and allow for the driverless transport of goods through dangerous areas.
InTransition Magazine
March 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Finding freight to haul—or truckers to move merchandise—is as easy as logging into one of many so-called "Uber for trucking" smartphone applications on the market.
InTransition Magazine
March 18, 2016, 6am PDT
The 2015 Inrix Traffic Scorecard provides less useful information about traffic problems than previous editions, as discussed in this City Observatory Commentary.
City Observatory
March 17, 2016, 11am PDT
The most effective measure of gentrification will not be a magic bullet, but rather a constellation of variables aimed at addressing its processual and multi-dimensional character.
Thriving Cities Blog
March 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Suburban retrofit: what's next in issues, approaches, strategies, and tools.
PlaceShakers
March 13, 2016, 9am PDT
Climate action plans cannot succeed without bona fide action on social equity and job creation, argues Murtaza Baxamusa who teaches planning at USC and develops affordable housing Murtaza Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine
March 13, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate change was front and center at a Thursday morning joint press conference at the White House, where U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to several energy, environmental, and Arctic initiatives.
Los Angele Times
March 11, 2016, 8am PST
What's the best way to deliver long-term affordable housing?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 10, 2016, 11am PST
New Republican majority of SCAQMD voted to adopt oil industry-backed emissions rules on refineries and other major pollution sources
Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2016, 1pm PST
Need some pointers on how to make downtown retail sing? Check out Hazel Borys' crib notes on Bob Gibbs' directions.
PlaceShakers
March 3, 2016, 11am PST
Professor Zhenghong Tang, from the Community and Regional Planning Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, taps mobile tech, aids access to environmental data.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
March 2, 2016, 11am PST
Between 2014 and 2015, Spain led 16 other countries by increasing its bicycle mode share the most—8 percent.
Next City
March 1, 2016, 11am PST
Most of us Planetizen readers were inadvertently complicit in killing the term "sense of community." Scott Doyon points out where we go from here.
PlaceShakers
February 19, 2016, 7am PST
Last week, I submitted the following letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times in response to a vicious, and more importantly, extremely misleading op-ed that decried inclusionary housing as a development killer.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 18, 2016, 11am PST
In this era of increased inequality, socially-blind urban planning is morally questionable. Specifically, on the issue of homelessness in America, there are three problems to which planners need to pay particular attention.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 18, 2016, 8am PST
"Next Stop Equity" evaluates the fairness of public transit service allocation and pricing in the Toronto, Canada region, and recommends policy reforms to better achieve social equity objectives.
York University
February 8, 2016, 8am PST
One of the more lively parts of Saturday night's Republican debate were the interactions between candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and the audience who booed Trump. But it hid a more serious matter—the use of eminent domain for the Northern Pass.
Raw Story
February 2, 2016, 10am PST
A new crop of developers are delivering fine-grained urbanism. Ben Brown checks into their boot camp and provides an update on the movement.
PlaceShakers
February 2, 2016, 6am PST
Cuba and its capital city of Havana are experiencing several, simultaneous revolutions. The opportunity for residents is also an opportunity for developers and architects, as well as a challenge for planners.
The Guardian Cities