Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education


February 27, 2019, 5am PST
Jane Jacobs used vague terms to describe the number of stores necessary for a safe and vibrant streetscape. Here, author Fanis Grammenos attempts to discover a more specific number to attach to this prescription.
Fanis Grammenos
October 19, 2018, 8am PDT
The state of New Jersey makes it difficult, and expensive, to obtain liquor licenses. Some say that policy makes economic development much harder than it could be.
New Jersey Record
July 3, 2017, 5am PDT
Not everybody has the same definition of vibrant, but Atlanta recently chose the way of Times Square and the Sunset Strip.
April 1, 2017, 9am PDT
There's more to vibrant than access to fresh-made baguettes and signage with tastefully chosen typefaces.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2016, 10am PDT
New for planners! The Vibrant Button takes those hard to plan neighborhoods and turns them into press release gold.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
September 5, 2012, 1pm PDT
Kaid Benfield returns to his popular blog at the NRDC's Switchboard site after a three-week hiatus, with thoughts on the purpose of his writings and how "overly familiar vocabulary can lead to overly familiar thinking."
July 25, 2012, 5am PDT
Whenever a term is overused, it's up for snark attack. Ben Brown seeks to inoculate himself and others against that tendency, by describing why community health is an admirable goal and how it's connected to economic development (and beer).