Long Range Planning

Washington State Ferry

Washington Ferry Ridership Continues to Grow

The state's ferry system has seen ridership increases year after year, and a new plan outlines the long-range measures needed to keep up with the growth.

February 13, 2019 - The Urbanist

Interstate 405

$43 Billion, 20-Year Transportation Plan Approved for Orange County, CA

Orange County, California has approved its 20-year transportation plan, which is designed to address an expected 60 percent increase in traffic.

November 29, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Freeways

Déjà Vu and the Dilemma for Planners

The future, once again, isn't living up to the expectations of planners. How should long-range planning work in a world that is more suburban and more auto-oriented than a generation of planners and urbanists expected?

May 3, 2017 - Steven Polzin

Indianapolis Street

Interview with Indianapolis' Young Gun: Planning Director Adam Thies

The first in the "Planners Across America" series features Indianapolis' Adam Thies, who shares insights into doing more with less, the limits of long range planning at the municipal level, and why planners should be real estate experts.

April 30, 2015 - Josh Stephens

Denver Union STation TOD

Q&A: A Career at the Cutting Edge of Long Range Planning

The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Peter Park, owner of Peter J Park, LLC and an instructor at the University of Colorado-Denver and Harvard University.

October 27, 2014 - Peter Park

Santa Monica's Ambitious Plan For 'No Net New Car Trips'

Beachside Santa Monica recently launched an ambitious Land Use and Circulation Element, which will balance growth, neighborhoods, and traffic. The plan has received accolades, and the city has become a model for consensus-based planning.

July 15, 2011 - The Planning Report

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