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Feature
November 21, 2019, 5am PST
The history of inquiry into the "organic" nature of cities has revealed findings that inform the practice of urban planning.
Fanis Grammenos
September 5, 2019, 10am PDT
The idea of cities as components of larger megaregions has lost some of its popularity, Alon Levy looks at regions around the world to try to understand how useful the concept is in understanding cities and regions.
Pedestrian Observations
August 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.
CityLab
August 26, 2019, 7am PDT
As cities around the world face the effects of climate change head on, they have been pushing policy forward and taking action at the local level. But they are also creating networks that have a much broader impact beyond individual cities.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
August 14, 2019, 6am PDT
This pop quiz will probably expand knowledge about cities more than test it, because the questions and answers are pretty obscure.
The Guardian
July 20, 2019, 7am PDT
The economy is improving in places like Texas, but a closer look indicates that cities are taking off while rural areas are lagging behind.
The New York Times
July 17, 2019, 6am PDT
A new infographic breaks down how much space is devoted to buildings, green space, and roads in 15 major U.S. cities.
Geotab
July 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Guardian last week published a series of articles and interactive features on the subject of the master-planned communities of the world.
The Guardian
July 4, 2019, 11am PDT
President Donald Trump has low opinions on the state of a few very specific cities.
The Washington Post
June 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
Governing
June 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
It might feel like the world is shrinking as globalization expands, but many cities still have their individual characters and qualities.
Bloomberg
May 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The National League of Cities has released their annual analysis of the top issues mayors are talking about in the United States.
CityLab
May 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Not all urban dwellers are as liberal as conventional wisdom would have us believe.
FiveThirtyEight
March 22, 2019, 5am PDT
A Planetizen editor failed this quiz.
The Guardian
December 14, 2018, 8am PST
The measures of urbanization vary widely, and the differences pose a challenge in developing policies and plans for cities.
CityLab
November 15, 2018, 5am PST
Brookings analyzes the characteristics of the local economy of eight American cities succeeding in bridging the digital divide.
Brookings
September 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
A report on the fiscal conditions of cities sounds alarms about potential challenges ahead.
Governing
August 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A more-than-6oo-square-mile city can get hard to map in our minds, especially when it blends so seamlessly into surrounding cities.
Houston Chronicle
June 26, 2018, 5am PDT
A roundtable of discussion of prominent urbanists examines the questions of urbanism with a long-term mindset.
CityLab
June 2, 2018, 7am PDT
An annual report aggregates the State of the City speeches of mayors all over the country.
National League Of Cities