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Blog post
September 2, 2020, 8am PDT
The latest installment of Planetizen's ongoing effort to track the stories about the future of planning in a world forever changed by COVID-19 notices a recurring theme.
James Brasuell
August 26, 2020, 8am PDT
Nic Esposito calls for an "anti-racist reframe" of urbanism to address the attitudes and policies that have perpetuated racist systems and upheld capitalism at all costs.
WHYY
August 18, 2020, 6am PDT
In Feminist City, geographer Leslie Kern describes the often invisible ways in which cities are unwelcome to women. It's an essential look at the urban gender divide, and it passionately calls for gender equity in the planning profession.
California Planning & Development Report
Blog post
July 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
The geography for the coronavirus has changed, but most of the debate about the future of cities continues along many of the same lines as in the early months of the pandemic.
James Brasuell
June 18, 2020, 7am PDT
The unique growth and challenges facing large cities in the U.S. Sun Belt will require a break from the kinds of policies generated to serve Northeastern and Midwestern cities over the course of U.S. history.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
June 15, 2020, 5am PDT
A must-watch conversation between BIPOC researchers and advocates working in the realm of planning and urbanism is available to watch on YouTube.
Canadian Urban Institute
June 14, 2020, 11am PDT
An urban planning scholar of foreign conflict shares insights into how recent political unrest in the United States resembles and distinguishes from the ethnic and nationalistic conflict experienced in other countries in recent decades.
Scott Bollens
May 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
Where have all the venues gone?
Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2020, 5am PDT
An opinion piece makes the case for pro-development urban planning as a tool of economic recovery.
The New York Times
May 12, 2020, 5am PDT
A New York Times editorial presents a resoundingly pro-urban call to action regarding the future of planning and investment.
The New York Times
April 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Opponents of dense housing and public transit have seized on the disproportionate death toll originating from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak. Is it time for the leaders of New York and New Jersey to admit they acted late?
Slate
Blog post
April 27, 2020, 5am PDT
Questions about how highly contested questions about the future of the built environment will reference COVID-19 for years to come. The question about whether that debate will achieve any actual change is still very much up for debate.
James Brasuell
April 15, 2020, 6am PDT
The public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus are threatening to further entrench inequality in America—between regions and within cities.
Brookings
March 31, 2020, 12pm PDT
An interview with Michael Berkowitz, former executive director of 100 Resilient Cities, finds a path to the light at the end of the tunnel.
CityLab
March 29, 2020, 11am PDT
According to this article, it would be a shame if the coronavirus inspires new levels of skepticism about density and city living.
The New York Times
Blog post
March 23, 2020, 6am PDT
Numerous writers and experts are already examining the question about what happens to ideas about urbanism in a future forever altered by recent events.
James Brasuell
Feature
December 31, 2019, 11am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.
James Brasuell
December 3, 2019, 6am PST
Can't tell New Urbanism from YIMBY? This post tries to help.
Greater Greater Washington
December 1, 2019, 7am PST
Which technologies have had the biggest impact on urban life and the built environment in the 2010s, according to Curbed.
Curbed
November 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Seattle has achieved unparalleled success in allowing residents the option to choose not to own a car.
The Seattle Times