Abhijeet Chavan's picture
August 26, 2013, 2pm PDT
Photo essay reviews some of history's most notable failed mass transit projects.
December 2, 2012, 1pm PST
Data visualizations show the daily ebb and flow of public transit traffic in world's major cities.
November 15, 2012, 4pm PST
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Abhijeet Chavan
September 17, 2012, 2pm PDT
From it's accidental creation due to an engineering oversight, its heyday in the 1950s as a resort area, to its decline and uncertain future, the unlikely story of the Salton Sea is an important chapter in the "Great American Water Wars".
July 2, 2012, 12pm PDT
Editorial draws attention to the impact of global warming on our cities and advocates planning for climate change.
Los Angeles Times
July 2, 2012, 7am PDT
A device invented to cool factories changed where and how our cities formed.
The Atlantic
July 2, 2012, 5am PDT
Should Los Angeles be investing more in bus-rapid transit?
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
December 17, 2010, 1pm PST

Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with  Google Trends which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google's impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries.

Abhijeet Chavan
Blog post
December 9, 2010, 9am PST
While there may not be popular songs specifically mentioning urban planning, there are many songs about cities and the impact of planning decisions. Here are my 10 of favorites.
Abhijeet Chavan
February 23, 2009, 1pm PST
A look inside the real slum featured in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire". The film won 8 Oscars including Best Picture.
The New York Times