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Halloween a Deadly Reminder of the Failures of U.S. Traffic Safety

When it comes to pedestrian safety, Halloween has never been so frightening.

November 1, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Skyscrapers and Architects

When Architects Dress Like Buildings

The 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball immortalized the architects who participated by dressed like famous buildings. Will a 2019 version of the event achieve a contemporary version of the same fame?

October 31, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

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The Deadliest Day for Young Pedestrians

Children are three times more likely to be killed by a driver on Halloween than another day of the year. It's worse for kids between the ages of 4 and 8.

October 31, 2019 - The Washington Post

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A Planner's Halloween: Unsafe Streets, Haunted Cities, and Clever Costumes

This year's top Halloween costume: a public service announcement to drive safely on Halloween.

October 31, 2018 - James Brasuell

Trick or Treat

Conquering Fears of Public Space on Halloween

The scariest thing about Halloween is that it illustrates just how un-neighborly many communities are and how averse to pedestrianism they are on the other 364 days of the year.

October 31, 2017 - Josh Stephens


Halloween Costumes for Urban Planners — 5th Edition

Looking for fun halloween costume ideas? Look no further than Planetizen for the latest halloween costumes.

October 31, 2016 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

7 Costumes for the Most Contemporary Form of Transportation: Hoverboards

Depending on your opinion, hoverboards are some combination of expensive, annoying, or futuristically cool. Maybe these costume ideas will help you sort out your feelings on the matter?

October 31, 2015 - Fusion

How to Pick the Perfect Urbanist Halloween Costume

The editors at CityLab got creative in conjuring up some urbanism-themed costume ideas. They'll even help you decide which works for you.

October 31, 2015 - CityLab

Halloween Fire Fighter

Halloween Costumes for Urban Planners - 4th Edition

The fourth edition of our comprehensive list of amazing Halloween costumes for urban planners.

October 30, 2014 - Maayan Dembo

The Globe's Eeriest Ghost Towns

Apparently ghost towns aren't only found in America's Old West and at former nuclear test sites. Lifestyle website Thrillist has collected seven of the world's creepiest ghost towns.

October 31, 2013 - Thrillist

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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.