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2 days ago
Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb located 12-miles from Baltimore with a historic Main Street that has experienced catastrophic flooding twice since 2016, offers a case study of the complementary effects of sprawl and climate change.
NPR
Feature
2 days ago
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
James Brasuell
4 days ago
The end of single-family zoning, a key component of a comprehensive plan adopted last year in Minneapolis, has now been set in code.
StarTribune
4 days ago
An editorial cites newly released analysis of changes on the North Brooklyn Waterfront since a 2005 rezoning.
The New York Post
4 days ago
Planetizen and Planetizen Courses teamed up to film this short video that aims to clarify the field of urban planning in a world full of plans and planning.
Planetizen Courses via YouTube
5 days ago
Ben Metcalf recently stepped down as director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. His tenure coincided with adoption of aggressive new statewide policies. But are they too much of a good thing?
California Planning & Development Report
5 days ago
The rezoning of the neighborhood of Gowanus in Brooklyn is providing opportunities for local politicians to address local needs.
Crain's New York Business
November 8, 2019, 1pm PST
A case study in development proposals not matching planning ambitions on the Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 7, 2019, 9am PST
Along with a commitment to produce more affordable housing, Washington D.C. is making general amendments to its Comprehensive Plan. The result may be more "honesty" and nuance around housing.
Greater Greater Washington
November 7, 2019, 7am PST
The Ohio Department of Transportation is gathering public input for the "Access Ohio 2045" long-range transportation plan.
Cincinnati Public Radio
November 6, 2019, 1pm PST
The city of Compton has completed a draft environmental impact review of an ambitious plan to transform the blocks surrounding the Artesia Station on the Metro A Line.
Urbanize Los Angeles
Blog post
November 6, 2019, 11am PST
Many states and cities around the country voted on November 5, 2019 to decide matters related to the future of the built environment.
James Brasuell
November 6, 2019, 10am PST
TriMet, the regional transit agency in the Portland, Oregon area, this week launched a process for creating a new Pedestrian Plan.
BikePortland
November 6, 2019, 6am PST
Before drafting a new Pedestrian Master Plan for Montgomery County, planners are creating a detailed inventory of street conditions by walking every single one fo the county's roads and streets.
Greater Greater Washington
November 5, 2019, 8am PST
The executive director of Environment Texas makes the case for public transit as a key tool in improving air pollution in and around Houston. Houston voters will vote on the MetroNext bond referendum today.
Houston Chronicle
November 4, 2019, 9am PST
Two community plan updates, to the Central City and the Central City North community plans, comprise the DTLA 2040 plan. DTLA 2040 is also the first showcase for the city's new zoning code system.
Urbanize Los Angeles
November 1, 2019, 11am PDT
California is being forced to reckon with numerous negative public health outcomes caused by wildfires.
The Conversation
October 30, 2019, 10am PDT
About 1/3 of planning faculty members use Twitter in a professional capacity. Semantic and network analysis of their Twitter use is helpful for reading the pulse of the field.
Tom Sanchez
October 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The New York City Council is expected to pass a "Streets Master Plan" this week that City Council Speaker Corey Johnson describes as designed to "break the car culture."
Gothamist
Blog post
October 29, 2019, 5am PDT
A dive into the concepts and methodologies producing current academic research into the effect of automation of jobs in the urban planning field.
Kayla Matthews