Orlando

Brightline

Details of Brightline's High-Speed Rail Extension to Orlando

A Brightline official recently made public comments about the construction progress and the service design of the planned extension of the Brightline high-speed rail system between South Florida and Orlando.

October 12, 2021 - Florida Today

Florida Pedestrians

Earn Rewards for Traveling for by Foot, Bike, Bus, or Train

The city of Orlando is partnering with the Miles app.

May 9, 2021 - Orlando Weekly

Orlando Street

Pedestrian Activity Increased Most Outside of Cities in 2020

The locations with the largest increases of pedestrian activity during the pandemic year are all in Florida.

March 22, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

West Palm Beach, Florida

Deadline for Brightline Plan Comes With Strings Attached

Officials from Brightline recently signed an agreement that dictates terms for the study of an extension of the private rail system between Orlando and Tampa.

March 10, 2021 - Orlando Sentinel

Flying Taxis

Flying Taxis Prepare for Launch in Orlando

If a German-based startup gets its way, Central Florida will be the first region in the United States to fill the skies with flying taxis.

November 15, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

Los Angeles Sunset

A New Study Measures Extreme Heat's Human Impact, Flags At-Risk States

Heatwaves are the leading cause of deaths related to weather. A new study seeks to understand the impact of heatwaves and extreme heat exposure on humans and the cities in which they live.

September 6, 2020 - Cities Today

Virgin Trains USA

Virgin Trains USA Not Restarting Service Yet

The closely monitored private rail company says it has no plans to reopen in Florida any time soon, even as the state relaxes its stay-at-home orders and intercity rail in other parts of the country prepares to restart.

May 24, 2020 - Bloomberg

Orlando Street

Lessons From the Most Dangerous Pedestrian Environment in the Country

The city of Orlando, Florida is examined as the worst example of the nation's pedestrian safety crisis.

January 28, 2020 - Curbed

Universal Orlando Resort

Plans Revealed for 'Epic Universe': the Country's First New Theme Park Since 2001

The Universal Epic Universe, proposed for Orlando, Florida, has aspirations as a transit-oriented theme park.

August 7, 2019 - The Next Miami

Virgin Trains USA

Ridership Stagnant, Virgin Trains Prepares to Expand

Depending on your interest and perspective, the lede might be buried here.

August 6, 2019 - Treasure Coast Newspapers

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

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.