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2 days ago
An initiative in the early stages in Toronto would require city planners, among other public officials, to more directly consider the needs of the female residents of the city.
CBC
5 days ago
A renewed commitment to pedestrian friendly infrastructure is changing the face of Vancouver and making space for more density.
The Globe and Mail
5 days ago
Transportation planning will take on a much more safety-oriented focus according to the West Side Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plan announced last week.
Streetsblog Chicago
6 days ago
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is in the midst of a planning study on Ballard Bridge, soliciting feedback from the community about how to improve circulation of vehicles and pedestrians.
The Urbansist
September 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Google's plans for the Diridon Transit Village are much more clear.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 10, 2019, 5am PDT
Planners in Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the most famous suburban regions in the country, will produce the first-ever pedestrian master plan for the county.
Source of the Spring
September 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
St. Louis University is helping stabilize the neighborhood located near its medical campus—instead of expanding the campus into property it owns around the campus, it is building houses to sell.
St. Louis Public Radio
September 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The new form-based zoning code under consideration in the affluent Philadelphia suburb of Lower Merion "has something to teach Philadelphia and other big cities about how to organize density smartly," according to Inga Saffron.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 2019, 5am PDT
A researcher at the University of Sydney in Australia offers three recommendations for planners to better negotiate the real world of politics and governance to help create healthier communities.
The Conversation
September 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new short documentary by Streetfilms shows how Jersey City built the coalition to achieve major bike infrastructure investments.
Streetcblog NYC
September 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The paper of record in a Texas oil town is a surprising place to find an article singing the praises of a society built on public transit instead of the automobile.
Houston Chronicle
September 6, 2019, 10am PDT
The Vision 2050 plan, which charts the growth for King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties in Washington State, would focus almost all the growth meant to accommodate 1.8 million new residents inside urban areas.
The Urbanist
September 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Charles Loveman, executive director of Heritage Housing Partners, explains the historical role that subsidized demand played in spurring housing production and the value of low to moderate-income affordable homeownership development.
The Planning Report
Feature
September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
The 6th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's updated ranking of the Top 25 graduate urban planning programs.
James Brasuell
August 30, 2019, 11am PDT
The Marchetti Constant, the willingness of people to travel for about a half an hour to get to and from work, explains the size of cities in history, and the metropolitan areas of today.
CityLab
August 27, 2019, 7am PDT
The commission recommended a trio of bills focused on historic preservation, including one that would permit accessory dwelling units on historic properties.
PlanPhilly
August 23, 2019, 8am PDT
A Los Angeles Times investigation reveals that the city of Los Angeles' might not have revealed every layer of ethics violation committed by Michael LoGrande after he left the Department of City Planning in 2016.
Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
City councilmembers are debating the future of a 2,200-acre former aluminum smelting plant in Frederick, Maryland. The debate centers on the viability of the parcel as transit-oriented development.
The Frederick News-Post
August 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Netflix show Patriot Act, starring Hasan Minhaj, assigns blame for the current state of public transit.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
August 18, 2019, 5am PDT
A rezoning process for a neighborhood in Queens will allow homes to be built wider and deeper. Supporters say the space is needed for large families.
The City