April 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
There are a lot of great places to celebrate in Texas, and the state chapter of the American Planning Association is in the second year of a program that calls attention to the role of planners in making them happen.
Great Places in Texas Announcement
February 1, 2018, 7am PST
"Rethinking Streets in an Era of Driverless Cars" presents ideas about how city planners, policy makers and community residents can begin thinking about street transformation in an AV era.
Sustainable Cities Initiative
January 30, 2018, 9am PST
Streets will have to evolve, again.
October 31, 2017, 9am PDT
An explainer post on that much-lamented feature of contemporary communities—the stroad.
January 6, 2017, 12pm PST
Wedding photographers are fond of taking post-nuptial photos on quaint Main Streets, but rarely on the commercial strip. Here's why.
May 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Pedal Fort Collins explains the math used to calculate the impacts of various sized vehicles on the roads they travel.
August 20, 2015, 6am PDT
Dr. William (Billy) Riggs guest blogs about his new research in Journal of Planning Education & Research. Dr. Riggs is Assistant Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focusing on quantitative community analysis and urban planning policies.
April 14, 2015, 8am PDT
What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
February 23, 2015, 8am PST
It often seems that streetscapes' appearances and forms are immutable, but Los Angeles is trying something new. Through a herculean effort called Recode: LA, Los Angeles is rewriting its codes and, consequently, may change how its streets look.
January 23, 2015, 5am PST
The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect.
January 22, 2015, 11am PST
You're probably familiar with the sight of a long, quiet residential street unadorned by sidewalks, pushing pedestrians, pets, and kids on bikes onto the street. Is there ever a good reason for such a typology?
Greater Greater Washington
August 13, 2014, 5am PDT
A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
March 27, 2014, 8am PDT
Author and blogger David Prowler takes a lighthearted and pictorial look at what the layout of a town's streets unveils about a
city's history and aspirations.
March 20, 2014, 5am PDT
Based on empirical study, J. Alexander Maxwell and fellow University of Strathclyde researchers, in collaboration with Chuck Wolfe, argue for recalling historic patterns of pedestrian city settings in contemporary urban design and policies.
London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog
January 22, 2014, 10am PST
In Los Angeles’s Boyle Heights neighborhood, some locals are benefiting from public-space improvements as part of the Eastside Access project. But many nearby streets and sidewalks are sorely neglected.
December 18, 2013, 7am PST
Justin Davidson ruminates on the great strides Janette Sadik-Khan and New York's Department of Transportation have made in reforming the city's streets. As much as they've accomplished, the transformation remains a work in progress.
August 13, 2013, 6am PDT
Each month new research emerges linking public health with the built environment. Yet just a small fraction of healthcare spending goes toward reducing our exposure to unhealthy environments. Under the Affordable Care Act, that could soon change.
January 30, 2013, 10am PST
Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe provides ten illustrated examples of enjoyable environments that reflect an evolving recognition for the qualitative aspects of the urban experience.
January 4, 2012, 6am PST
<em>The New York Times</em>' architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, reviews a new exhibition exploring the history of the city's grid and streets.
October 17, 2011, 6am PDT
South Carolina members of the Urban Land Institute met in Columbia, South Carolina to offer suggestions for overhauling Assembly Street, a major downtown thoroughfare that separates distinct areas of the urban core.