July 3, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The Mississippi and Missouri rivers were once dramatically wider, but a century of re-engineering has constricted their courses, making "flood magnification" inevitable.</p>
June 25, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Members of the British Parliament attempt to speed up the process for planning major projects. But some advocates and observers fear the public's voice will be muted.</p>
June 18, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Daniel Reed, former Planning Director of Daytona Beach, is now the primary planner of Sadr City, 12 miles north of Baghdad.</p>
The Bay City Times
June 18, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The Oil Drum charts recent figures released by the U.S. Geological Survey, which show a stunning growth in cement use (and therefore, presumably, building activity) in China as compared to world usage.</p>
The Oil Drum
June 17, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>People love to complain about public art, but an installation in Emeryville, CA is almost universally loved. One expert says, 'It creates something that is thought-provoking. It isn't just decorative.'</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 12, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Santa Monica, CA is succeeding where other larger cities have failed, creating a public WiFi system that actually makes money.</p>
June 6, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Council Member David Yassky was one of congestion pricing's earliest and most vocal proponents, and he hasn't yet given up on the prospect of charging tolls to drive in Manhattan.</p>
The Planning Report
June 2, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Humboldt's port shows promise, but would require massive investment. Goldman Sachs expresses an interest, surprising locals.</p>
Times-Standard, Northern California
May 14, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>North Carolina bills itself as the "good growth state." But as North Carolina's population heads toward 10 million, the state's low-density pattern of development is straining the infrastructure.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
May 5, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>According to RPA Executive Director Robert Yaro, global competition requires that the United States focus on regions for future infrastructure investment.</p>
The Planning Report
Blog post
April 26, 2008, 9am PDT
// how do you permit and build a 4,000-mile undersea communication cable system? And why do we care?
Chris Steins
Blog post
March 26, 2008, 3pm PDT

We’ve been conducting public meetings for years. And it used to be easier. Present the plan. Discuss the plan. Talk about how your plan is better for the neighborhood/community/city/region and provide the conclusion. But things have changed.  

Barbara Faga
Blog post
March 18, 2008, 7am PDT

If you think of the most bicycle-friendly cities in America, surely you do not think of Miami. In fact, if you have ever been to the "Magic City," or perhaps live here, you probably shudder at the idea of using two wheels instead of four. That may be changing.

Mike Lydon
March 16, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Israel's 450-mile long "security fence" is causing controversy not just because of the opposition of Palestinians in the West Bank, but because it will run through sensitive habitat and affect the ability of wildlife to access food and water.</p>
Blog post
August 3, 2007, 10am PDT

In an editorial posted yesterday in Popular Mechanics, national security expert Stephen Flynn argues that Americans are relying on decades-old infrastructure intended for a much smaller passenger and vehicle load.

Diana DeRubertis
Blog post
August 3, 2007, 8am PDT

The collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis puts the spotlight on the unsexy topic of infrastructure maintenance. But a smart growth policy, "Fix it First," has been focused in the area for some time. The policy, in place in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and for the last four years in Massachusetts, states that no new highways or bridges can be built until all existing infrastructure is in a state of good repair. Generally this meant stuff that was in and around existing cities; thus it's a smart growth policy, as the makeovers make cities and older suburbs more liveable and functional, while sprawl-enabling highway construction is limited.

Anthony Flint
Blog post
June 26, 2007, 8am PDT
Let's begin by killing off one of the cherished half-truths about Vancouver.

Vancouver, it is said, is the only major city in North America without freeways.

Gordon Price