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December 16, 2019, 2pm PST
Winners of an annual award for innovation in planning curriculum were announced earlier this year, and applications for 2020's award will be open until February.
Land Lines
Feature
December 16, 2019, 8am PST
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell
December 15, 2019, 7am PST
Cities are not unlike brains in their capacity to evolve along complex, self-organizing patterns. Studying what some researchers call the "urban connectome" may give us insight into how best to organize the places where we live.
CNU Public Square
December 13, 2019, 12pm PST
Earlier this year, the Project for Public Spaces published a "Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking."
Project For Public Spaces
December 11, 2019, 11am PST
Rethinking the "brutalscape" of infrastructure that supports the suburbs could be the key to the evolution of suburbs.
The Conversation
Feature
December 11, 2019, 9am PST
Songs about dystopia and catastrophe are impossible to avoid this year, but "Old Town Road" could be the path to redemption. Managing Editor James Brasuell assembled a Spotify playlist on songs about places from 2019.
James Brasuell
December 10, 2019, 12pm PST
Scientists are increasingly concerned that climate tipping points might "cascade" into multiple heating effects that does irrevocable damage to the planet.
Yale Environment 360
December 5, 2019, 7am PST
The U.S. is exceptional when it comes to carbon emissions—that much is indisputable.
Vox
December 5, 2019, 6am PST
The New York Times created a visualization of air pollution that allows comparisons between local conditions and the worst air pollution in the world.
The New York Times
Feature
December 2, 2019, 12pm PST
These 14 books, selected by Planetizen for lasting relevance and excellence in research and rhetoric, will continue to define the ambitions and the shortcomings of the urban planning field in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell, Josh Stephens
November 28, 2019, 1pm PST
Here's one application of virtual reality we didn't see coming: happy cows and better milk.
CNN
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
Feature
November 26, 2019, 2pm PST
The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There's a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year's top planning books.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
November 22, 2019, 12pm PST
Technology is infiltrating every aspect of our lives, but, according to this article, we shouldn't underestimate the nefarious role it plays in urban spaces.
Real Life
November 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) relies on technology to streamline transportation and improve access. But apps are not going to be enough for people to leave their cars behind.
CityLab
Feature
November 21, 2019, 5am PST
The history of inquiry into the "organic" nature of cities has revealed findings that inform the practice of urban planning.
Fanis Grammenos
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
November 19, 2019, 8am PST
A group of ten cities have been announced as semi-finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge sponsored by Parson Corporation.
Smart Cities Dive
November 14, 2019, 9am PST
The particulate pollution released by automobile travel can carry carcinogens to the brain, according to new research.
The Guardian
November 6, 2019, 12pm PST
Urban trees play an essential role in making cities livable and countering the effects of climate change.
The Guardian