Passenger Trains

Union Station, Burlington, Vermont

After Seven Decades, Burlington-to-New York City Train Returns

Starting in July, Amtrak will begin running a daily passenger train between Vermont and New York City.

June 22, 2022 - Travel + Leisure

Stylized rendering of the Midwest Regional Rail Network

Federal Railroad Administration Proposes New Midwest Rail Network

If built, regional high-speed rail networks could provide an alternative to uncomfortable air travel and prevent travelers from becoming stranded at airports during extreme weather.

January 17, 2022 - The Urbanist

Downeaster train in Maine

What States Can Learn From the Success of Maine's Downeaster Train

As Amtrak gears up to plan expansion projects supported by new federal funding, states can take some advocacy lessons from Maine's popular Downeaster train.

December 20, 2021 - Governing

Miami Bus

To Fight Climate Change, Support Public Transit

Electric cars may garner a lot of attention these days, but significantly reducing carbon emissions and urban congestion means investing in high-quality mass transit.

November 5, 2021 - The Verge

Train crossing the Trisanna Bridge in Tobadill, Austria

'Klimaticket' Provides Seamless Travel Across Austria For $3.50 Per Day

A newly launched annual train pass is geared toward reducing private car trips and simplifying travel across all of Austria's public transport systems.

November 3, 2021 - CNN

Proposed Coachella Valley Rail Project Map

Proposed Rail Project Would Bring Trains from L.A. to Coachella Valley

Riverside County's transportation commission is moving forward with a proposal to bring passenger rail from Los Angeles to Indio.

June 7, 2021 - Urbanize Los Angeles

Historic Train Depot

Montana Coalition Wants to Revive Passenger Rail

Supporters of the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority argue that a new train could spur economic development and provide a valuable service for the state's non-driving residents.

April 15, 2021 - High Country News

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

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.