Planetizen April 1st Edition

April 1, 2015, 9am PDT
Microsoft announced a big update to the Word spell check dictionary today to include the constantly evolving and often incomprehensible language of planning.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 8am PDT
You know them when you see them—they're the ones ready to suck the winds out of your sails and set you back at least a month, but probably more, of good work and high morale.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 7am PDT
A true tale of two press releases, separated by more than five years.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 6am PDT
Test your knowledge of discretionary infrastructure funding mechanisms and one of golf's most famous figures with this pop quiz.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2015, 5am PDT
With the Bertha tunneling-boring machine stuck in the mud under Seattle for more than a year, officials turned to a politician known for his ability to stop transportation in its tracks.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 2pm PDT
The following is a list things that are never going to happen, because if they did, urban planning as we know it would cease to exist.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 1pm PDT
The residents and government of the city of Nome, Alaska are unimpressed with the whining they heard this winter.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 12pm PDT
A brawl began after a disagreement over the nuances of the Supreme Court case that protected the power of the government to use eminent domain to transfer ownership of private property for the purposes of economic development.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 11am PDT
Residents say an old Pets.com employee shuttle still drives the streets of San Francisco, seemingly at random. The driver, a mystery to all, emerges from the shuttle occasionally to buy a burrito and a Chronicle. But no one ever sees his face.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 10am PDT
I am trying to get caught up on The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. I'm a chapter behind, so don't tell me what happens.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 9am PDT
It’s a surreal response to a surreal proposal: How many different ways can California be divided?
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 8am PDT
The former Secretary of Transportation will join the popular AMC show Mad Men to play a moderate Republican who works across the aisle to deliver badly needed improvements to the nation’s transportation infrastructure.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 7am PDT
A new study sheds light on why it seems that the sun shines 366.25 days a year in Los Angeles but falls short of solving one of life's great mysteries.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 6am PDT
A new study examines the widely reported effect of the “New York Minute,” claiming that the new multi-modal nature of New York City’s streets has harkened the obsolescence of previously stated definitions of the non-standard measure of time.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2014, 5am PDT
The definitive dictionary of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, will add the term NIMBY to its latest edition, citing the widespread use and worldwide political relevance of the term as reasons for its inclusion.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2013, 3pm PDT
Bus rapid transit projects, separated bike lanes and a collection of streetcar systems are being unexpectedly funded by outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who's relishing his final days in office with an unprecedented spending spree.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2013, 2pm PDT
The tech giant discovered an illegally obtained version of its smart city application running in the beleaguered Ohio city, optimizing traffic signals. IBM's Enforcement Division responded immediately.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2013, 1pm PDT
Just days after the carcasses of thousands of dead pigs were found floating down two different rivers in China, residents along the banks of the Pearl River are reporting huge chunks of crumbled skyscrapers floating downstream.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2013, 12pm PDT
In the face of countless scientific studies showing that areas with large amounts of car congestion can lead to higher rates of asthma in children, a new study finds the correlation to be flipped: asthmatic kids are creating congestion in cities.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
April 1, 2013, 11am PDT
Officials in the small town of Plainton, Pennsylvania are hoping that a new zoning designation and loosened permitting rules will convince energy companies to come search beneath their town for the new black gold: natural gas.
Planetizen April 1st Edition