Urban Planning

June 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
A public hearing offers a chance to analyze the zoning changes proposed by the "Metro Everett" downtown plan.
The Urbanist
June 7, 2018, 6am PDT
Planners in New York City released the latest in a series of rezonings of New York City neighborhoods.
Crain's New York Business
Blog post
June 2, 2018, 5am PDT
The 2019 National Planning Conference will introduce new tracks in Housing, Community and Economic Development; International, Comparative and Global Planning; Small Town and Rural Planning; and Academic and Professional Research.
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
May 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
Community is built through altruism, but planners are taught to think of self interest as the biggest motivator of human behavior. How do we use planning skills to encourage public goods and community interest?
Bruce Stiftel
April 19, 2018, 5am PDT
They heard you like transit, so they put transit in your memes. (If you don't know what that means, read on.)
Chicago Magazine
March 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
Deland Chan, a lecturer in the Urban Studies program at Stanford University and co-founder of the Stanford Human Cities Initiative, makes the case for a bigger tent for planners and planning.
CityLab
Feature
March 14, 2018, 5am PDT
We're updating the annual Top Apps for Planning list, and we want your input.
Planetizen
February 12, 2018, 1pm PST
Los Angeles County park planner and parent Clement Lau writes about how 'playing' and parenting has given him insight into the urban environment that he applies in his profession.
UrbDeZine
February 8, 2018, 10am PST
Eleven ways to make a city more walkable.
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
February 7, 2018, 8am PST
Curb design and management play a huge role in other aspects of city life. Put simply, what happens on the curbside directly impacts what happens on the street, both in terms of social and business connectivity.
Longitudes
February 6, 2018, 1pm PST
Passion for urban planning, love of South Central LA communities, and historical background of the neighborhoods combine in this personal account by Jonathan P. Bell of community-based zoning enforcement.
UrbDeZine
January 23, 2018, 5am PST
What do you think about the linked visual presentation of the history of urban planning?
Visual Capitalist
September 18, 2017, 10am PDT
In this second installment of a three-part review of Thomas More's Utopia in its 500th anniversary year, L.A. area planner Jodie Sackett looks at More's ideas for planning a Utopian city. Do More's ideas have current relevance?
UrbDeZine
August 10, 2017, 10am PDT
Scientist are concerned that a congressionally mandated climate assessment, originally authorized under President George H.W. Bush, may not be released by the Trump Administration because it contradicts their rejection of climate science.
The New York Times
May 23, 2017, 5am PDT
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
Blog post
April 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
In an attempt to combat prohibitively high housing costs in California, some look to repeal the 1995 state law that limits the power of local rent control ordinances. However, removing those restrictions would likely exaggerate current problems.
Reuben Duarte
Blog post
February 21, 2017, 11am PST
Measure S gives city leaders a moderately satisfying smack across the face. As satisfying as that may be, Measure S is remarkably bad planning and development policy at the expense of the vast majority of Angelinos.
Reuben Duarte
January 30, 2017, 12pm PST
Pasadena is adopting accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform in response to state legislation designed to spur affordable housing options by easing restrictions on ADUs. But is it really entrenchment dressed as reform?
UrbDeZine
December 13, 2016, 7am PST
Pasadena's accessory dwelling unit is designed more to prevent than accommodate accessory dwelling units. Planner and Pasadena resident Jonathan P. Bell implores the city's Planning Commission to reform it.
UrbDeZine
September 30, 2016, 7am PDT
8th Avenue was one of New York’s first "complete streets." Coined in 2003, the term refers to including cars, pedestrians, bikers, and public transit into city thoroughfares instead of prioritizing cars. Today, the trend is growing to other cities.
Doggerel