San Francisco, California

Ranking the Top 15-Minute Cities of the United States

The rankings in a recent report are about the potential of U.S. cities to become more like the 15-minute city model provided by Paris.

August 19, 2021 - The Urbanist

Dog Days of Summer

Ranking the Best Cities for Dog Parks

A lawn service company has created a ranking of the U.S. cities with the best dog parks.

July 11, 2021 - LawnStarter

Madison Bike

Watch: The Errors Behind 'Best Cities' Rankings

Despite its long history of ranking the best cities to live in the United States, Money Magazine should not be cited as an authority on the matter, according to this video.

November 17, 2020 - City Beautiful

Hiking in Nature

The Happiest State in America

According to a new study, Hawaii is the happiest state in the U.S. in 2020.

October 12, 2020 - Travel + Leisure

LA Ciclavia

What Determines the Public Health Outcomes of Cities?

There's no one no defining attribute that determines whether a city is healthy or not, as a growing and evolving body of research shows.

February 27, 2020 - Kayla Matthews

Interstate 15

States, Ranked by Quality of Transportation and Infrastructure

The U.S. News World and Report, better known for ranking colleges and universities, recently released a ranking of state transportation systems.

May 31, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report

Second Avenue Subway

Ranking the Sustainability of Transportation Systems in North American Cities

Out of 23 cities, New York City came in first, Indianapolis came in 23rd.

November 1, 2017 - Smart Cities Dive

Seattle, Washington

The Best and Worst States for Bikes

The 2017 "Bicycle Friendly State Ranking" list is here.

October 27, 2017 - League of American Bicyclists

Rodents Vermin

The City With the Most Rats Is...

It's the day everyone has been waiting for! The 2017 "Rattiest Cities" list has been announced.

October 18, 2017 - The Washington Post

Tokyo Blur

Ranking the Safest Cities in the World—Tokyo Leads the List

The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released its 2017 Safe Cities Index.

October 13, 2017 - Quartz

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.