Planning

Feature
December 12, 2016, 5am PST
To the potential surprise of many planners in the United States, strategic planning and politics can work together to produce significant policy outcomes in democratically governed cities.
Lily Song and Diane Davis
December 4, 2016, 11am PST
The plan centers a large portion of the housing growth — around 46 percent — in the Big 3 Bay Area Cities: San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.
Greenbelt Alliance
December 3, 2016, 5am PST
Maine planners are finding new ways to use aerial photos and drone technology to improve transportation and environmental planning.
Maine Association of Planners
November 30, 2016, 5am PST
Opticos Design believes by-right zoning and form-based codes can be a win-win for communities.
Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places
November 24, 2016, 7am PST
A new book examines the potential for coexistence between indigenous people and the post-development ethos of 21st century planning practice. Canada and Australia provide the case studies, but surely U.S. planners should also heed these lessons.
The Guardian
November 23, 2016, 5am PST
A long-awaited plan for the former Ford plant along the Mississippi River is now open for public comment.
MinnPost
November 21, 2016, 8am PST
The Montgomery County Planning Department is making the case for more housing to meet the growing number of jobs in the county.
Greater Greater Washington
November 17, 2016, 12pm PST
A new report from the Nature Conservancy provides evidence of trees as a crucial component of public-health infrastructure.
Vox
November 17, 2016, 10am PST
It's been a busy year for planners in Akron, Ohio. The most recent accomplishment is the completion of phase 1 of the Downtown Vision and Redevelopment Plan.
Cleveland.com
Feature
November 14, 2016, 2pm PST
Professional doctorates or certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS) can offer an alternative to a PH.D. for planners looking to expand their education beyond the master's degree.
Justin B. Hollander and Amanda Kohn
November 12, 2016, 5am PST
L.A. County Planner Clement Lau issues his annual list of his favorite conferences for urban design professionals in the upcoming year.
UrbDeZine
November 11, 2016, 2pm PST
A planner reflects on one of New Mexico's great planning successes, the Santa Fe Railyard.
Santa Fe New Mexican
November 11, 2016, 5am PST
The Mini Metro transit planning game has been around in all its simple and frustrating glory for a few years now, but it only recently became available as a mobile app.
The Verge
November 10, 2016, 8am PST
Subdivision Staging Policy stirs passion and, some hope, progress in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Montgomery County.
The Washington Post
November 6, 2016, 7am PST
Small towns can teach big cities about effective roadway designs.
Modern Cities
November 4, 2016, 2pm PDT
New York magazine offers a long reflection on the shifting lessons offered by Jane Jacobs after a year of new books and a re-emergence into the public eye.
New York
Feature
October 31, 2016, 4pm PDT
This October, the American Planning Association celebrated National Community Planning Month, or #PlanningMonth for short.
James Brasuell
October 31, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Calgary researcher pushes for outcome-oriented planning.
Calgary Herald
October 30, 2016, 9am PDT
The University of Washington's growth pattern mirrors that of its home city of Seattle. Now the university must make room for 20 percent more of everything—students, faculty, and staff.
The Urbanist
October 30, 2016, 5am PDT
The recent Florid King Tide provided more evidence that some communities in Miami-Dade County have been prioritized bin the ongoing response to sea-level rise.
CityLab