Moving Van

On the Eve of the Pandemic: U.S. Migration at an All-Time Low

The most recent Census data on migration shows the continuation of a decades-long decline in migration in the United States, according to analysis by William H. Frey.

December 27, 2020 - Brookings

Single-Family Housing Construction

New Single-Family Homes Shrank in 2019

The Census Bureau's "Characteristics of New Housing" report shows declining size among single-family homes built and sold new in 2019.

December 23, 2020 - LBM Journal


2019 Crash Fatality Data Reveals Relative Calm Before the Storm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's latest crash fatality data for 2019 showed improving safety conditions for road users from the year prior. That progress is likely to vanish when the data for 2020 are complete.

December 22, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Transit Insights

Top Urban Planning Websites – 2019

Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.

December 31, 2019 - James Brasuell

U.S.-Mexico Border

The Traditional Snarky Architecture Review—This Time for the Decade

This annual architecture and design award has been kicking for ten years now, and 2019 provides the perfect opportunity to review the decade that was the 2010s.

December 31, 2019 - Curbed


The Most Popular Urban Planning Articles of 2019

The most-read news, features, and blogs on Planetizen in 2019.

December 27, 2019 - James Brasuell

Ontario, Canada

Toronto's Biggest Story of 2019: Mississauga

The city of Mississauga is undergoing a transformation so complete that one Toronto-based write said the suburb is the city's issue of the year.

December 18, 2019 - Toronto Storeys

NOAA Satellite Fires

Songs About Places 2019

Songs about dystopia and catastrophe are impossible to avoid this year, but "Old Town Road" could be the path to redemption. Managing Editor James Brasuell assembled a Spotify playlist on songs about places from 2019.

December 11, 2019 - James Brasuell

Denver, Colorado

The Top Urban Planning Books of 2019

The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There's a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year's top planning books.

November 26, 2019 - Josh Stephens

Cedar Rapids Floods

The Great Flood of 2019, Visualized

The New York Times has published a spectacular mapping and data project to show the extent of flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the winter, spring, and summer of 2019.

September 16, 2019 - The New York Times

New York City

State of the Union: Infrastructure Week Is Finally Over

Infrastructure went from playing a major role in the State of the Union address a year ago. This year infrastructure warranted barely even a nod—about 62 words, in fact.

February 6, 2019 - James Brasuell

Las Vegas Sprawl

Video: Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019

Feeling a little "tl;dr" about the "Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019" article published by Planetizen earlier this month?

January 21, 2019 - Planetizen via YouTube

Single-Family Housing Development

Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019

A few ideas about what to watch in the world of planning in 2019. We only use the word Trump once.

January 14, 2019 - James Brasuell

San Francisco Tunnel Boring Machine

What to Expect From Transit Construction in 2019

Mixed results and high costs are to be expected among the 89 public transit construction projects underway in 2019.

January 9, 2019 - the transport politic

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

City Planner I

Department of Housing and Community Development

City Planner II

Department of Housing and Community Development

City Planner Supervisor

Department of Housing and Community Development

Top Books

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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