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Urban environment author Carol Berens visits the new Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.
June 8, 2018, 10am PDT
The new planning and zoning tools needed to achieve a more sustainable and equitable urban form, according to urban planning consultant Howard Blackson III.
May 31, 2018, 11am PDT
San Diego has the fewest number of beds for homeless per capita in the nation and must directly intervene to increase the stock of both temporary and permanent beds, according to planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa.
May 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
An excellent primer (refresher for many) on Smart Growth and the history of planning generally, by former San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Assoc. Exec. Director Jim Chappell
May 27, 2018, 11am PDT
The first comprehensive manual for planning, funding, and building a freeway cap is put online for review and comment.
April 27, 2018, 9am PDT
Every U.S. city has high rises, but not all are created for tourists looking for great views. An L.A. County planner describes ten of his favorite towers for lofty views.
March 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
Commitment gets tested when a dedicated urbanist, transit rider, and L.A. County planner is relocate to a suburban office. Clement Lau shares his thoughts about the good and the bad of riding an L.A. Metro bus.
March 4, 2018, 1pm PST
The public perception of rent control has been dominated by apartment owner-funded studies and messaging for decades, fostering misconceptions about it's impact, according to poverty law attorney Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi.
February 13, 2018, 6am PST
A planner who used vulgar terms to complain about an article on the subject of a "female approach to development" gets schooled about #TimesUp.
February 12, 2018, 1pm PST
Los Angeles County park planner and parent Clement Lau writes about how 'playing' and parenting has given him insight into the urban environment that he applies in his profession.
February 6, 2018, 1pm PST
Passion for urban planning, love of South Central LA communities, and historical background of the neighborhoods combine in this personal account by Jonathan P. Bell of community-based zoning enforcement.
January 31, 2018, 1pm PST
San Diego is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country and has the fourth highest homeless population. Planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa identifies four needed measures.
January 5, 2018, 2pm PST
The second and third parts in resiliency expert Dave Hampton's 3-part series on what the California fires teach us about preparing for climate change.
December 28, 2017, 10am PST
Whether climate change 'caused' the California fires is a red herring, argues disaster resiliency expert Dave Hampton, in this first part in a series on lessons from the California fires about climate change.
December 27, 2017, 11am PST
Orlando Barahona has chronicled his experience as a homeless person, as well as his ideas for addressing the homelessness crisis, in various publications and his own blog. In this post, he reviews a homeless shelter in which he is a "client."
December 15, 2017, 2pm PST
Still haven't found a gift for the plan-nerd in your family, workplace, or circle of friends? Fear not! Park plan-nerd Clement Lau has published his 5th annual Presents for Plannerds just in time for the Holidays - gift ideas with a planning bent.
November 3, 2017, 11am PDT
San Diego has one of the largest homeless populations in the country. Years of neglect by the city has led to a recent Hepatitis A outbreak, killing 20 people to date. Poverty lawyer Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi identifies eight failures by the city.
October 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Vancouver shows how to retrofit suburban sprawl with transit and density at a recent Lambda Alpha International event, attended and recounted by development consultant Jim Chappell.
October 24, 2017, 11am PDT
An annual sampling of some of the best professional development conferences in the coming year for the planning and design professions, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.
October 17, 2017, 11am PDT
For much of the 20th century, San Diego led the nation in public transit firsts. Unfortunately, the region has slipped to the bottom of national transit rankings. Planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa explains how it happened and the needed reform.