January 27, 2003, 12am PST
Some members of the New Urbanist listserv Pro-urb recently criticized Richard Carson for his writings about the rise of Urban Realism and the demise of New Urbanism.
October 21, 2002, 12am PDT
Most planners disdain playing politics. Yet political astuteness was, and continues to be, a predominant characteristic of the field's pioneers and a prerequisite for achieving change.
July 8, 2002, 12am PDT
Who sprawls the most? It depends on whose definition you use.
January 2, 2002, 12am PST
Richard Carson argues there's nothing new or innovative about "New Urbanism" or "Smart Growth." They're just new names for old strategies.
October 29, 2001, 12am PST
Being a planning director means you have to be a political animal. Richard Carson offers a no-holds barred look at what it takes to be a planning director -- and whether you want to.
August 6, 2001, 12am PDT
The Chinese communists used totalitarian power to try to perfect the most centralized land use planning system in modern history. Their failure provides lessons for planners.
June 11, 2001, 12am PDT
When should planners speak up over objections of principle, and when should they simply follow orders? Richard Carson offers advice for three situations planners may face on the job.
April 18, 2001, 12am PDT
Growth management is only slowing the eventual demise of the modern city. Richard Carson proposes starting over and offers his criteria for "New Towns."
February 7, 2001, 12am PST
Architects, engineers and lawyers have professional certifications. Planners have the AICP. But does it matter? Richard Carson argues that it will hurt your planning career.
December 8, 2000, 12am PST
Why did Oregon voters pass Measure 7? Citizens were tired of heavy-handed government planners.