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People boarding bus at LA Metro Bus Stop, Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

Where to Preview L.A.'s New Bus Shelters

Angelenos can try out the new designs at six locations this summer, with the full program set to launch in 2022.

July 29, 2021 - Urbanize LA

Arizona Streetscape

Tucson's Pledge to Plant 1 Million Trees

Details and background of Tucson's pledge to plant one million trees by 2030.

May 17, 2021 - The Daily Climate

Los Angeles sprawl

New Urban Reforestation Program Launched to Address Shade Equity Disparities

Los Angeles County partners with The Tree Pledge and the Radical Resilience Lab to strategically plant trees where they are most needed.

January 19, 2021 - PRNewswire

Palm Trees

Where Los Angeles Most Needs Trees

Google has unveiled a new tool called Tree Canopy Lab in an effort to keep cities like Los Angeles cool by helping them to know where to plant more trees.

November 24, 2020 - The Verge

Green

Critics Say Boston Tree Removal Plan Reflects Environmental Racism

A road project in Boston involves removing hundreds of mature trees. Residents say the plan is an environmental justice issue.

August 28, 2020 - The Boston Globe

Pershing Square

L.A.'s Pershing Square Headed for Redesign

The first phases of a plan to remake the downtown Los Angeles plaza into a more inviting, accessible public space are going to kick off soon.

February 16, 2020 - Curbed Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Unequal Distribution of Shade Is Environmental Injustice

A longread, written by Sam Boch and published by Places Journal, has been creating a stir online and is highly recommended for those with an interest in intersections between social justice and urban design.

May 3, 2019 - Places Journal

California State Capital

Friday Eye Candy: The Comfort of Street Trees

It's getting hot out there. Plant all the trees.

June 15, 2018 - YouTube

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

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Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

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.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.