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James is the managing editor of Planetizen.
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James Brasuell is a writer and editor, producing web and print content on the subjects of urbanism, architecture, and planning. James manages all editorial content and direction for Planetizen. 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 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

49 min ago
A cross-jurisdictional trail map is harder to find than one might expect. Not so anymore in the Washington, D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
18 hours ago
It's been radio silence from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney since the City Council approved a dedicated stream of funding for affordable housing.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
19 hours ago
The city of South San Francisco recently approved a linkage fee for commercial developments, following the lead of a few other cities that have decided on linkage fees as a similar mechanism to fund affordable housing.
The Daily Journal
21 hours ago
The New York MTA is on a mission to mitigate bus bunching, the telltale sign of unreliable service.
StreetsBlog NYC
22 hours ago
What comparing 25 years of urban expansion on six continents reveals about the changing nature of the built environment.
Vivid Maps
Yesterday
The Bushwick Community Plan process is being lead by the members of the community, but has still provoked controversy over issues of gentrification and displacement.
City Limits
Yesterday
The AV Start Act (S. 1885, Thune) is making its way through the U.S. Senate. Critics say the bill will rush autonomous vehicles to the market, and to the streets, without safety regulations.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
Dallas is experiencing a hotel building boom.
The Dallas Morning News
Yesterday
The Department of Housing and Urban Development will rewrite the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule approved by the Obama administration in 2015. HUD Secretary Ben Carson says the rule is "suffocating" affordable housing development.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Yesterday
St. Louis politicians are embroiled in controversy over the city's use of tax abatements, which come at the expense of funding for the city's school district. A map is seen as part of the solution.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch