president barack obama

Blog post
January 20, 2017, 5am PST

A roundup of articles summarizing the final days of the Obama Administration, as well as a peek at Planetizen's eight-year archive of President Obama's policies in the world of planning.

James Brasuell
December 29, 2016, 9am PST
Before this week, President Obama added more acreage to national monuments than any previous president. The final 1.35 million acres, designated this week, are a controversial final flourish.
The Washington Post
July 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
President Barack Obama once again called upon the Antiquities Act to further his legacy as a champion of public lands. A famous example of land art will gain protection under the action.
The Washington Post
March 12, 2015, 11am PDT
Ending the use of tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction of pro sports facilities has high level support from President Obama's 2016 draft budget, but it's too early to tell if the proposed ban on such financing mechanisms will be approved.
The Wall Street Journal
January 21, 2015, 2pm PST
In describing the state of the union, President Barack Obama addressed a issues of professional and personal concern to Planetizen readers.
Medium
April 24, 2012, 11am PDT
As the concept of infrastructure banks gets increasingly bandied about (see Emanuel, Rahm and Obama, Barack), Aaron M. Renn examines what exactly they do for us that we can’t already do.
Urbanophile
August 23, 2010, 5am PDT
Chikodi Chima looks at the innovative ideas coming out of China like the famous road-straddling bus announced earlier this month, and asks, has America lost it's edge?
AltTransport