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Most Influential Urbanists: Call for Nominees

Change doesn’t happen accidentally. Who are the people shaping cities and communities through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond?

May 11, 2023 - Planetizen

Strand Bookstore

Gentrification Enters Preservation Debate Surrounding NYC's Strand Bookstore

The Renaissance Revival building that houses New York City's beloved Strand Bookstore is under consideration by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The case has provoked debate between rival advocates.

July 19, 2019 - Pacific Standard

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Seattle Scrambles to Handle Upcoming Traffic 'Squeeze'

Dubbed the "Seattle Squeeze," heavier traffic is expected in the new year as the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes and downtown construction projects continue. While the city prepares, activists want to use the opportunity to encourage other modes.

December 21, 2018 - Crosscut

Nashville TOD Plan

Advocates Push for More Affordable Housing With Nashville TOD Plan

Nashville's first transit oriented development plan, focusing on the neighborhood of Donelson, is facing opposition from affordable housing advocates.

May 22, 2018 - The Tennessean

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The Three Factions of Contemporary Planning and Urbanism

This post is sure to inspire debate. The hope, however, is that it will inspire coordination.

July 9, 2017 - Forbes

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Power Rankings: Celebrity Advocates

Nothing helps an advocacy organization like name recognition. Brad Pitt, for instance.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Placemeter Provides New Ways to Measure Traffic

In the ongoing quest to better measure the use of streets by all modes—a new tool could be a game changer for transportation engineers, planners, and advocates alike.

July 11, 2015 - Streetsblog USA

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.