2018

110-10 Interchange

Transportation 2019—Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.

January 3, 2019 - Steven Polzin

E-Scooters

Scooter Media Brief: The Dawn of the Age of Scooters

Electric scooter rentals will never be new again.

December 31, 2018 - James Brasuell

Florida National Guard

The Price of Natural Disasters

Worldwide, natural disasters cost $155 billion in 2018, according to an insurance industry report.

December 28, 2018 - The Washington Post

Gas Works Park

A Celebratory (and Snarky) Take on the Year in Architecture

Curbed stays true to form with an annual review of the year in architecture.

December 28, 2018 - Curbed

Burning Man

Friday Funny: The 'Best Urban Planning Memes of 2018'

A dispatch from the golden era of planning memes.

December 28, 2018 - Planning Peeps

Campus Martius

Vote for the Best and Worst of Transportation in 2018

Streetsblog USA is crowdsourcing feedback for its annual Streetsies awards for the nest and worst in transportation news.

December 27, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Most Popular Planning Articles of 2018

We crunched the numbers on all the features, blog posts, and news articles we published in 2018 to figure out which made the biggest splash with readers.

December 27, 2018 - James Brasuell

Growth Chart

Population Growth at 80-Year Low

William H. Frey reveals the most important takeaways from the recent population data released by the U.S. Census, and recommends the country focus on caring for an aging population and leveraging immigration for economic growth.

December 25, 2018 - Brookings

Tent City Bay Area

Report: Homelessness on the Rise in the United States, Again

A new federal report finds a few reasons for optimism in a nationwide homeless count, but the numbers of homeless in the United States have grown for the second year in a row.

December 23, 2018 - The New York Times

Jaguar Self-Driving Car

2018 in Review: A Rough Year for Self-Driving Cars

The sober view of self-driving cars doesn't allow much optimism.

December 21, 2018 - Jalopnik

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.