Growing Cities

Bed Stuy in the snow

You Can't Just Subsidize Your Way to Affordability

Plans that focus on giving funds to renters and home buyers won't make housing affordable, and can inflate housing prices and rents.

January 6, 2017 - City Observatory

Manhattan

Poor Suburbs, Rich Cities: Popular Fiction

The false dichotomy of rich cities and poor suburbs is reductive and damaging.

November 3, 2016 - City Observatory

Austin Texas

Who Moves and What It Means for Growing Cities

It’s difficult to grow a city. Tax revenues limit budgets and there are trade-offs involved in how to spend those resources. Any city trying to allocate resources to grow needs to know who moves.

June 21, 2016 - Casey Brazeal

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

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Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.