Trends

Washington, D.C.

Planning Trends to Watch in 2021

The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.

January 31, 2021 - James Brasuell

Urban Careers

Video: Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2020

Here's your "tl;dr" treatment of the "Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2020" article published by Planetizen earlier this year.

February 18, 2020 - Planetizen Courses on YouTube

New York City Street

Transportation Trends for 2020 (And What Cities Can Do About Them)

William Riggs, assistant professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, predicts the trends that will continue an ongoing revolution in transportation.

February 10, 2020 - William Riggs

Ben Carson

The Decade in Urban Planning

A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.

December 16, 2019 - James Brasuell

Nice Tramway

France's Transit Ridership Booms as the USA's Busts

Large American cities are losing bus and train riders, but in France, most cities have seen the opposite trend.

September 15, 2019 - theTransportPolitic

110-10 Interchange

Transportation 2019—Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.

January 3, 2019 - Steven Polzin

Personal Mobility

Why Scooters Succeed Where Segways Failed

Segways were invented 17 years ago, but the technology feels as if it's been dead for a while. So why are scooters continuing to attract cities and investors?

June 13, 2018 - Bloomberg

Roanoke, Virginia's Evolving Economy Moves Beer-ward

Once, trains dominated the city’s economy, now it's "brains, bikes and beer," according to city officials.

May 13, 2018 - Governing

Splash Park

'Splash Pad Urbanism,' Threats to Open Space, and More Landscape Architecture Trends

There was plenty of good to go with the bad from a year of professional and academic practice in the field of landscape architecture.

December 13, 2017 - Huffington Post

Seattle Electric Bus

Seattle's Bus Ridership Growing While Rest of the Country Goes the Other Direction

Transit malls and voter support have buoyed a system that continues to attract commuters and other riders.

October 21, 2017 - CityLab

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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