Bike Lane New York

Watch: Even With Bike Lanes, 'Right Hooks' Are a Risk

An eight-minute video explains the importance of bike lanes for traffic safety and illustrates some of the risks for people on bikes even with higher-quality bike lane infrastructure in place.

October 25, 2021 - Cheddar via YouTube

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Highway Sign Typefaces, Explained

The latest Vox explainer video tackles the eminently fascinating topic of highway sign fonts.

May 3, 2021 - Vox via YouTube

Houston, Construction

Watch: Debunking Myths About Houston's Lack of Zoning

A video published last week by City Beautiful reveals the myths and misconceptions of Houston's land use regulation system.

April 29, 2021 - City Beautiful

Cheshire, United Kingdom

The Planning Meeting Everyone's Talking About

The world of planning hearings and the pandemic realities of Zoom meetings collided in spectacular fashion in the tiny town of Handforth Parish in the United Kingdom.

February 10, 2021 - CNN

Houston, Construction

Watch: Planning Without Zoning, Explained

Fans of Houston probably won't want to watch this video that calls the Space City a "jumbled up garbage town."

January 7, 2021 - Half as Interesting

Madison Bike

Watch: The Errors Behind 'Best Cities' Rankings

Despite its long history of ranking the best cities to live in the United States, Money Magazine should not be cited as an authority on the matter, according to this video.

November 17, 2020 - City Beautiful

Freeway Interchange Construction

Massive Widening Planned for Interstate 10 in Maricopa County

The Arizona Department of Transportation has selected a developer for the Broadway Curve Improvement Project, which would widen Interstate 10, spanning multiple jurisdictions adjacent to Phoenix.

November 11, 2020 - Transport Topics


Video Explainer: Why Public Transit Doesn't Work for Most Americans

Vox's popular video explainer production team explains the consequences of U.S. auto dependency, and how to make transit work in the world we live in.

October 25, 2020 - Vox

Soviet Planning

Watch: How Soviet Planners Created a Different Kind of City

The latest video from City Beautiful looks at the legacy of planning from the Soviet Union.

June 26, 2020 - City Beautiful

COVID-19 Mobility

Watch: The Future of Cities After COVID-19

An expert panel convened to discuss the effect of the coronavirus on the foundations of society and contemporary life. The future, both the remaining time dealing with the pandemic and after, is becoming more clear with every passing day and week.

April 17, 2020 - Planetizen Courses

Watch: How the Road Got Rules

A video explains the origin of the right of way concept that controls the flow of traffic through the public realm.

March 2, 2020 - City Beautiful

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

Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump

Watch: Urban Planning in the 2010s

A first draft of the urban planning history of the 2010s.

December 31, 2019 - Planetizen via YouTube

Planning, Explaiined

Urban Planning, Explained

Planetizen and Planetizen Courses teamed up to film this short video that aims to clarify the field of urban planning in a world full of plans and planning.

November 11, 2019 - Planetizen Courses via YouTube

Saenredamstraat, Parking Free Street

Watch What Happens When Parking Disappears From an Amsterdam Street

Eve Kessler shares news of a new film from Streetfilms that documents the efforts of a neighborhood in Amsterdam to activate a street liberated from parking.

September 17, 2019 - StreetsBlog NYC

Watch a Grassroots Bike Planning Effort Take Root

A new short documentary by Streetfilms shows how Jersey City built the coalition to achieve major bike infrastructure investments.

September 7, 2019 - StreetsBlog NYC

Translink Bus Service

That's How You Promote Better Bus Service

Along with new, improved bus service, Vancouver's TransLink launched some snazzy promotional materials.

July 26, 2019 - Vancouver Sun

Gentrify Occupy

Watch: 'Revitalization Without Gentrification'

Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns sits down for an interview with Derek Avery, "a community-conscious real-estate developer based in Dallas, TX."

May 31, 2019 - Strong Towns

Maryland Suburb

Video: The Densest Place in the United States

Visit the notoriously dense suburb of Friendship Village, Maryland.

February 1, 2019 - City Beautiful

Lombard Street San Francisco

*Video: Explaining Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)

Conventional planning evaluates transport system performance car-centric indicators such as roadway Level-of-Service (LOS). Many jurisdictions are shifting to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), which supports multimodal planning and Smart Growth policies.

January 31, 2019 - Fehr and Peers via YouTube

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.