May 24, 2019, 5am PDT
Jonathan Pacheco Bell chronicles the growth of a movement he created.
May 7, 2019, 8am PDT
After 12 days of walking the Portuguese Camino, the importance of many urban planning and development debates—from balanced growth to banning cars—became abundantly clear.
February 27, 2019, 9am PST
The new chair of the Planning and Land Use Management committee of the Los Angeles City Council will influence how the city grapples with homelessness, an expanding rail system, and the 2028 Olympics.
August 15, 2018, 7am PDT
The Denveright plan puts pedestrians first, but could do more for public transportation and bikes, says a critique from Streetsblog Denver.
August 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The largest planning process in Denver's history has already completed two years of community engagement and planning work.
July 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
A columnist presents criticisms and recommendations for both sides of the density debate as Minneapolis considers a new comprehensive plan.
June 12, 2018, 10am PDT
This could be a sign of a deepening, but already inextricable, link between planning and the field of computer science.
June 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
There are many ways that city planning and urban design can mitigate, or exacerbate, the spread of public health risks.
June 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
A public hearing offers a chance to analyze the zoning changes proposed by the "Metro Everett" downtown plan.
June 7, 2018, 6am PDT
Planners in New York City released the latest in a series of rezonings of New York City neighborhoods.
Crain's New York Business
February 6, 2018, 1pm PST
Passion for urban planning, love of South Central LA communities, and historical background of the neighborhoods combine in this personal account by Jonathan P. Bell of community-based zoning enforcement.
May 4, 2017, 11am PDT
The controversy over the recent ballot initiative known as Measure S has Los Angeles thinking: How can the city accommodate new housing supply without disenfranchising communities?
January 31, 2017, 10am PST
Santa Monica is testing out a 'Tinder-like' application for approving or disapproving of developments.
January 17, 2017, 1pm PST
The "Monitoring Global Urban Expansion Program" gathers and analyzes data on 200 cities around the world. The "Atlas of Urban Expansion" presents the program's preliminary results.
November 23, 2016, 8am PST
Many in Toronto's planning department voiced concerns about proposed cuts to the budget, in part because of the growing number of applications they're receiving.
October 22, 2016, 9am PDT
Denver developers are building parking that can be converted into housing, anticipating radical changes that autonomous vehicles could bring to city life.
August 25, 2016, 8am PDT
Community input is crucial to a plan that would wrap Portland in a ring of greenery and pathways.
August 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
Last week, leaders of the initiative to curb development in L.A. surprisingly presented Mayor Eric Garcetti with an ultimatum: Agree to their list of demands by August 24, or they will take the issue to the March 2017 ballot.
August 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
Computer simulations show signs of a coming revolution with wide ranging impacts on many human endeavors, particularly cities and city planning.
February 18, 2016, 9am PST
The new director of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning arrives at a pivotal moment for planning in the city, as countywide investment in public transit is blowing up and the flames of old development debates are being fanned.