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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

5 hours ago
Users of Portland's Biketown bikeshare system are choosing to rent bikes instead of driving.
The Oregonian
6 hours ago
A reduction of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annual mortgage insurance premium rates was scheduled to take effect on January 27. One of the Trump Administration's first actions was to suspend the reduction.
Reuters via Yahoo News
7 hours ago
Paris and New York, seamlessly photoshopped together—that's a cause we can get behind.
CityLab
8 hours ago
Hold my beer while I pedal this boat around Lake St. Clair.
Detroit Free Press
12 hours ago
Reports from inside the Trump transition are that the incoming administration will follow a budget blueprint laid out by the Heritage Foundation—public transit not included.
The Hill
13 hours ago
An open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, signed by 276 architecture and design firms, argues that the country's new leader should build the economy by protecting the environment.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
14 hours ago

A roundup of articles summarizing the final days of the Obama Administration, as well as a peek at Planetizen's eight-year archive of President Obama's policies in the world of planning.

James Brasuell
Yesterday
Age is only a number, they say. But that number is growing for the nation's housing stock, just like for the rest of us.
Realtor Magazine Online
Yesterday
It might seem obvious that vacant homes attract crime and other noxious elements to surrounding properties, but researchers are still working to quantify those external costs.
Next City
Yesterday
New "Data Sharing Principles," by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), provide guidance for municipalities hoping to make use of new data sharing opportunities.
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)