Did the Pandemic Spur Radical Urban Change?
The Covid era highlighted social inequities and prompted new paradigms for urbanism and mobility. Will they stick around?
City Profile: Los Angeles
A diverse city with diverse challenges, Los Angeles is characterized by unique neighborhood nodes and as a center of global trade and entertainment.
City Profile: Houston
Infamous for its lack of zoning codes, this east Texas port city grew thanks to the energy industry and an abundance of developable land.
Planning Year in Review 2023: Zoning Reform, a Rail Revolution, and Climate Realities
Last year’s most talked-about planning issues and news.
Mitchell Silver, FAIP, Kicks Off Season 3 of the Planning Commission Podcast
Former APA President and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver reflects on a career spent planning for people.
Planning for the Snow and an Open Right of Way
The Planning Commission Podcast presents their Chrismas episode.
All We Want for the Holidays is…
Here are a dozen timely gift ideas for creating better communities.
Planetizen’s Top Posts of 2023
The most-read articles on Planetizen in 2023.
Planetizen’s Top Planning Books of 2023
The world is changing, and planning with it.
Opinion: The Arrogance of Social Media Urbanists
Criticism of ‘bad’ urban design and development policies leveled at ‘planners’ often obscures the complex nature of urban politics and land use regulations.
Bringing Planning Back to the People
Has the profession given in to corporate interests, and is there another way forward?
What Is the City of Tomorrow?
The City of Tomorrow is the English name given to an early work of urban design by Le Corbusier, who, throughout his career, evolved a concept of city planning firmly based in rationality and order.
Note to Companies: Hire Urban Planners
An argument for the value of including planners in industries far beyond city planning.
Youth, Inexperience, and a Sense of Mission
Forty years ago this week, I arrived in Tallahassee to take my first full-time university job. It was a nervous moment. After nearly eight years of graduate school, I was about to learn if I was any good at the career I'd prepared so long to begin.
The Most Influential Contemporary Urbanists
The 100 people making an impact on planning and cities today.
Back to School: Planetizen’s Top 10 Master’s Programs for Urban Planners
Planetizen’s Editorial Director James Brasuell joins the Planning Commission Podcast to discuss their new list of the Top 10 Schools for Urban Planners.
Podcast Shows Urban Planning Is Anything But Dull
“Urban Planning is Not Boring” is a podcast created by USC alumni Samantha Ellman and Natalie Ikhrata which highlights just how fascinating the field of planning can be.
A Planning Commission Podcast Journey: The 1,000 Joys of Planning
The Commissioners explore the facets of the planning profession that fill their cups with joy.
Most Influential Urbanists: Call for Nominees
Change doesn’t happen accidentally. Who are the people shaping cities and communities through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond?
What Is Upzoning?
Upzoning is a term used to describe changes to a zoning code made to increase the amount of development allowed in the future.
Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
City of Grand Forks, North Dakota
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
City of Birmingham, Alabama
City of Laramie, Wyoming
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
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.