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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

17 hours ago
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away of a heart attack early this morning. He was 65.
SFGate
18 hours ago
Much of the scientific inquiry into the potential effects of automated vehicles has focused on ride hailing and transportation networking companies. What about good old-fashioned buses?
Eno Center for Transportation
20 hours ago
A new platform called Nesterly provides housing solutions for people on either side of the age demographic spectrum.
Fast Company Co.Design
21 hours ago
The Washington Post examines "missing middle" housing as a solution for retaining millennials in cities and interior suburbs. There is still some question, however, about whether millennials are actually leaving urban areas.
The Washington Post
22 hours ago
When it comes to "smart city" plans, there might not be a bigger blockbuster than the partnership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet.
Smithsonian
Yesterday
A proposed ballot initiative in California would extend the property tax limits offered by Proposition 13 as a lifetime benefit to homeowners over age 55 or severely disabled—even if they move to a new home in another part of the state.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
A proposal to add express lanes on a notoriously congested stretch of I-55 that passes through the western Chicago suburbs could expand from $25 million to $700 million with the addition of an extra toll lane.
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
The state of Massachusetts has set a goal to add 135,000 new housing units over the next eight years. To achieve that goal, the state will provide incentives for cities that streamline development approval.
The Boston Globe
2 days ago
The Neuse River is returning to its natural state.
The News & Observer
2 days ago
Like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but for a tunnel boring machine.
Metro Los Angeles