Planning

Blog post
February 29, 2016, 2pm PST
The great Italian scholar and novelist's death likely has little meaning for practicing planners, but his literary method might have lasting relevance for planning education and the design of urban space.
Dean Saitta
February 25, 2016, 7am PST
A game encountered as a youth has brought many adults to the ranks of professional planning. What, then, is the legacy of the lessons offered by SimCity and its brethren?
City Observatory
February 23, 2016, 5am PST
A recent study describes the evolution of planning has become far too sensitive to government thinking (i.e., fiscal conservatism and economic logic) instead of the emotional processes of citizens.
Next City
February 20, 2016, 9am PST
Public comment closed earlier this week on the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan has a ways to go before advocates, elected officials, and planners are on the same page.
Bike Portland
February 14, 2016, 1pm PST
The city of Dallas recently approved a new Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan and the city's first Recreation Master Plan. The comp plan updated the previous Renaissance Plan.
Next City
Feature
February 9, 2016, 6am PST
An experiment involving colorful Legos, big pictures, and "Where Things Are From Near to Far."
Pete Sullivan
February 3, 2016, 1pm PST
The soul of planning in Los Angeles will be up for vote in the citywide election that will occur on the same day as the U.S. presidential election.
California Planning & Development Report
February 1, 2016, 11am PST
All eyes are on Iowa's caucuses today, but presidential campaigns will be touring communities all over the country for months. The APA wants planners to be ready to explain the importance of planning when such rare opportunities arise.
APA Policy News
January 30, 2016, 7am PST
The critically lauded Plan El Paso hasn’t yet spurred the kind of urban revitalization it was designed to achieve. Some say its evidence that people still want sprawl, other say changes are still coming.
The Atlantic
January 27, 2016, 8am PST
The creators of A Marvelous Order—an opera based on the lives of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs—have released a video providing a first peek at the songs and ideas behind the opera.
A Marvelous Order
January 26, 2016, 6am PST
Revisiting a collected effort to reshape one of the world's most famous cities after a catastrophic disaster.
The Guardian Cities
January 22, 2016, 7am PST
A raft of recent research finds that small, local businesses are critical to overcoming many of our biggest challenges. This article rounds up the new studies and what they say about why local business should be a focus of planning in 2016.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
January 18, 2016, 1pm PST
A Dallas area writer finds parallels between the city’s planning processes and the New Years’ resolution practices of most human beings.
D Magazine
January 5, 2016, 10am PST
The anti-planning debate may have quieted down, but it hasn't disappeared. Anti-Agenda 21 activists have merely spread out, into the politics of cities and counties planning for the future.
Governing
Feature
December 31, 2015, 5am PST
Pulling a few threads to unravel some of the biggest planning stories of the year.
James Brasuell
December 9, 2015, 8am PST
Some people like to leave their work at the office. But maybe you're the kind of planner who likes to turn the largest challenges of the profession into a game to be enjoyed in your free time.
Curbed SF
December 4, 2015, 8am PST
Planners and public health professionals in Maine are working together to increase opportunities for physical activity and active transportation.
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
November 25, 2015, 6am PST
$2.25 million in funding exemplifies the broadening focus of the American Planning Association on public health outcomes at the local level.
American Planning Association
November 21, 2015, 5am PST
The Minneapolis area yields two case studies of troubled sites, home to big box retailers, finally rejoining the community.
MinnPost
November 17, 2015, 9am PST
The Oregon Department of Transportation is showing leadership among state transportation agencies by adopting a new pedestrian and bicycle plan. With a first draft on the street, the early reviews are coming in.
Bike Portland