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James is the managing editor of Planetizen.
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James Brasuell is a writer and editor, producing web, print, and video content on the subjects of planning, urbanism, and mobility. James has managed all editorial content and direction for Planetizen since 2014. After a first career as a class five white water river guide in Trinity County in Northern California, James started his career in Los Angeles as a volunteer at a risk reduction center in Skid Row. Prior to joining Planetizen, James worked at the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, as an editor at Curbed LA, as editor of The Planning Report, and as a freelance contributor for The Architect’s Newspaper, the Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles Chapter, FORM, KCET, and the California Planning & Development Report.

Recent Posts

Yesterday
A photo series showcases the disruptive effect the pandemic has had on the U.S. auto industry.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
Covid-19 deaths track closely to the discriminatory boundaries set by housing lenders, sponsored by the government, in the 20th century.
The Conversation
Yesterday
New Orleans is looking for new ways to mitigate the effects of stormwater that regularly floods the city.
NOLA.com
Yesterday
A recession is coming, though we don't know how big it will be or how long it will last. Compared to the Great Recession, the housing market could potentially help, rather than hurt, economic recovery, according to the analysis shared here.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
2 days ago
CityLab investigates the practices of company officials at Nextdoor to cultivate relationships with police and local officials.
CityLab
2 days ago
The Center for Community progress offers advice on effective code enforcement during a time of extreme economic duress.
Center for Community Progress
2 days ago
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a new approach to understanding the impact of disasters on local housing markets.
U.S. Census Bureau
Blog post
2 days ago
The al fresco streets movement, moving dining and retail space into the public realm in space historically devoted to automobiles, continues to gain momentum around the country.
James Brasuell
2 days ago
Under a plan scheduled for implementation later this year, a transit pass will mean access to the city's bikeshare system.
Austin Monitor
2 days ago
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune