June 13, 2016, 8am PDT
U.S. cities leave a lot to be desired for raising a family. However, is it really a worthwhile goal to make cities family friendly? Marin Gertler, a San Diego architect ponders the question after a recent visit to New York City.
October 6, 2014, 8am PDT
Pete Saunders examines the urban base of African-American politics since the Civil Rights and how recent trends in urbanization will require a restructuring of political agendas in cities all over the country.
June 25, 2013, 1pm PDT
As we've heard recently, home prices are on the rise throughout the United States. New research from Jed Kolko shows that increases are particularly acute in areas with high rises, multi-family housing, and a diversity of residents.
February 14, 2013, 6am PST
If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day card for the planning enthusiast in your life, search no further. Five different Valentines show appreciation for cities and the people that live in them.
September 19, 2012, 2pm PDT
In his column Urban Nation, Harry Moroz argues for deeper involvement from the federal government in urban policy in order to give American cities the fighting chance they deserve to be healthy and enjoyable places to live.
September 16, 2012, 7am PDT
A new study to be published in the fall issue of the Journal of Rural Health finds evidence that rural Americans are more likely to be overweight than their urban cohorts, reports Mary MacVean.
August 17, 2012, 5am PDT
Getting along is much easier when the fronts and backs of buildings are rational: public activities out front, private out back, and a street wall to keep them orderly.
July 5, 2012, 11am PDT
Nate Berg says that planners have a crucial role in making sure cities are prepared for natural disasters.
June 20, 2012, 10am PDT
Young, educated city natives are being forced to pit their financial needs against their geographic desires in a battle against gentrification.
June 19, 2012, 12pm PDT
Recent studies on older generations' dwelling and travel patterns show that urban areas may provide more mobility and independence than suburban areas with less access to public transit.
May 30, 2012, 10am PDT
Can a "munching tour" along "an auto-focused commercial strip of tattered, 1970s-era Americana 5 miles from downtown" Charlotte help redefine what "urbanism" in 21st-century America means for Mary Newsom?
March 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
Emily Badger delivers a lesson in how to navigate the linguistic minefield awaiting anyone who endeavors to talk about cities with those who don't live in one.
March 7, 2012, 10am PST
Chuck Wolfe outlines the importance of soundscapes to cities past, present and future, and describes efforts to both document urban sounds and use sound as a planning tool.
February 3, 2012, 6am PST
Writer Tara Sturm explores the merits of incremental urbanism on revitalization efforts with the help of L.A. architect Alan Pullman, highlighting grassroots, community-driven economic development.
November 28, 2011, 2pm PST
Faced with climate change and poverty, Africans are focusing on a new farming frontier: the cities.
December 23, 2010, 10am PST
Big box retailers are continuing to target urban markets, and finding new ways to squeeze their large sizes into dense urban settings.
October 26, 2010, 5am PDT
A new Brookings Institute report points to urban centers as key for growing a "new" American economy.
International Business Times
August 23, 2010, 10am PDT
In a unique collaboration, an American lawyer and a Venezuelan architect merge thinking on holistic design, planning and regulation
January 9, 2010, 11am PST
As China's cities grow, the economic policy that determines who is a rural resident and who is an urban resident are in need of some changes, according to this article.
January 21, 2009, 5am PST
The income gap between rural and urban residents in China has increased again in 2008, and has been attributed to other social inequities in the growing country.