Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education


April 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
Beginning with the first U.S. planned urban development, St. Augustine, Fla., and ending with one of Portland's newest neighborhoods, the Pearl District, host Geoffrey Baer takes us through ten developments that left their mark, for better or worse.
March 2, 2016, 2pm PST
A CityLab article takes a trip to Levittown, Pennsylvania for a lesson in how places change, even when some places stay the same.
September 19, 2012, 7am PDT
Rick Hampson explores the New Urbanist vision for how cities will be designed and planned over the next 30 years, as told by the movement's co-founder, Andres Duany.
USA Today
June 25, 2012, 1pm PDT
Locals celebrate 60 years of Levittown, the trend-setting, post-war suburb of Philadelphia. Meanwhile nearby, a 17th century mansion is saved.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 2011, 9am PDT
Levittown is the quintessential American suburb. A new proposal seeks to reinvent it as a hub for small businesses.
Fast Co. Design
July 26, 2010, 5am PDT
Can planners and architects build a better model of suburbia? Long Island Index thinks so, and has designed a contest to retrofit parts of asphalt laden suburban Long Island. Ideas are discussed in this NYT blog on design and architecture.
The New York Times - Opinion
October 16, 2008, 11am PDT
Witold Rybzynski details the vicious cycle behind the nation's shortage of affordable housing.
The Wilson Quarterly
October 7, 2008, 9am PDT
Author and urbanist Witold Rybczynski looks at new housing in the aftermath of World War II compared to today. Why are new houses so much more expensive now than they were then?
The Wilson Quarterly
June 3, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The suburbs are becoming the inner-city, according to recent studies that are showing a shift in suburban demographics from predominantly white to incredibly diverse.</p>
The Economist