Josh Stephens

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April 10, 2014, 5am PDT
The gridlock in American cities today doesn't compare to the crush on streets in Boston and New York City in the mid- to late-1800s. In The Race Underground, Doug Most chronicles the occasionally synchronous development of the nation’s first subways.
Josh Stephens
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December 11, 2013, 9am PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its twelfth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2013.
Jonathan Nettler
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November 21, 2011, 12pm PST
Planetizen’s tenth annual list of the best books in urban planning, design and development ranges from a crowdsourced compendium of ideas for upgrading New York City's built environment to a personal report from the streets of Karachi.
Michael Dudley
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April 7, 2011, 11am PDT
What cities are best prepared for climate change, and which will falter? Josh Stephens reviews <em>Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in a Hotter Future</em> by Matthew Kahn.
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June 28, 2010, 11am PDT
Potential legalization of marijuana presents California cities the chance to do a different type of 'greening.' Josh Stephens reports on the land use challenges of regulating California's most lucrative crop.
Josh Stephens
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April 8, 2010, 5am PDT
How many people live in California? The current count could be off by 1.5 million people, and a lot is riding on the results of the 2010 Census. Josh Stephens talks to planners and state leaders about the flaws in the Census and how they'll shape state policy.
Josh Stephens
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November 1, 2009, 10pm PST
Can today's contemporary architects, schooled in modernism and invention, in fact incorporate the sort of green building materials and techniques that make a real difference? And does design really matter? Josh Stephens takes a look.
Josh Stephens
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June 1, 2009, 5am PDT
Josh Stephens reviews two biographies of cities, <em>The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of An American City</em> and <em>Reno’s Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City</em>.
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October 9, 2008, 5am PDT

Josh Stephens feels driven to bring attention to last year's Big Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses by Stacey Mitchell.

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September 22, 2008, 5am PDT

Latinos in the U.S. may be at the forefront of the movement towards urbanism, particularly in their use of public space.

Josh Stephens
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July 24, 2008, 5am PDT
Josh Stephens reviews James Howard Kunstler's novel of post-peak oil existence, <i>World Made By Hand.</i>
Josh Stephens
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April 14, 2008, 5am PDT
Say you're a big city. But right next door is an even bigger big city. What do you do to stand out? Josh Stephens explores the unique plight of America's so-called stepsister cities.
Josh Stephens
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February 11, 2008, 5am PST

Josh Stephens reviews "The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City", by Elizabeth Currid -- a look at the planning, sociology, and history behind New York's cr

Josh Stephens
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September 24, 2007, 9am PDT
Nathan Glazer's <em>From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City</em> reveals how this influential social movement's good intentions shaped the look of the 20th century.
Josh Stephens
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June 13, 2006, 7am PDT

With Sprawl: A Compact History, author Robert Bruegmann has become a favorite sprawl apologist, yet his flawed arguments and dismissal of the most serious concerns of the anti-sprawl moveme

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