The wisdom of a broad cross section of residents and stakeholders is an essential part of planning and designing livable, efficient, and authentic communities.
The following excerpt, written by Daniel Kay Hertz in the introduction to The Battle of Lincoln Park, challenges assumptions about the forces of gentrification in Chicago, with lessons for communities around the country.
2 days ago
Feeling a little "tl;dr" about the "Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019" article published by Planetizen earlier this month?
4 days ago
Toronto Mayor John Tory is intervening in transit plans with a call to speed up spending and the construction timeline for the relief line, designed to relieve crowding on the city's subway system in the urban core.
January 16, 2019, 10am PST
A major change to planning paradigms in the city of Seattle.
January 14, 2019, 5am PST
A few ideas about what to watch in the world of planning in 2019. We only use the word Trump once.
January 7, 2019, 12pm PST
A proposed waterfront plan has secured the necessary funding to move forward in Seattle, pending City Council approval.
January 7, 2019, 8am PST
Transportation planning is undergoing a paradigm shift. The new paradigm is more multi-modal and comprehensive, and so can better respond to changing travel demands and emerging community needs.
January 3, 2019, 8am PST
Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.
January 2, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Seattle is making more room for alternative transportation modes in its level of service calculations.
December 28, 2018, 5am PST
A dispatch from the golden era of planning memes.
December 27, 2018, 7am PST
Streetsblog USA is crowdsourcing feedback for its annual Streetsies awards for the nest and worst in transportation news.
December 27, 2018, 5am PST
We crunched the numbers on all the features, blog posts, and news articles we published in 2018 to figure out which made the biggest splash with readers.
December 26, 2018, 9am PST
A new survey by Governing and living Cities examines what it takes for cities to innovate.
December 26, 2018, 8am PST
The APA noted that the 115th Congress was "marked by divisive rhetoric, partisan stalemates, and threats to programs on which local communities rely." At the end of the year, however, it could still celebrate substantial victories.
American Planning Association
December 25, 2018, 11am PST
The city of San Marcos, located halfway between Austin and San Antonio, recently adopted its first transportation plan update since 2004.
Community Impact Newspaper
December 25, 2018, 5am PST
Money would be used to begin work on a bus service that would connect downtown Oklahoma City with the northwest Side.
December 24, 2018, 11am PST
The borough of Homestead, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh, is in the middle of its first comprehensive planning process since 2001.
December 22, 2018, 5am PST
Wisconsin’s growing capital is hoping to add bus only transit to accommodate its new residents.
December 21, 2018, 5am PST
Ten years ago I wrote "Graduate School 2008: Nuts and Bolts of Applying". As deadlines draw near for this year’s round of applications it is a good time to revisit and update this advice.