An interview with Houston Planning Director Patrick Walsh, conducted after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the city and reduced its planning and infrastructure to a talking point for pundits.
The scariest thing about Halloween is that it illustrates just how un-neighborly many communities are and how averse to pedestrianism they are on the other 364 days of the year.
For all the theorizing about Blade Runner, it’s worth asking not what Scott was saying about the future of Los Angeles (or of cities in general) but rather why he chose Los Angeles in the first place.
Residents of California can be forgiven for wondering what a bodega is.
Planetizen’s “Planners Across America” series continues in the city that put many contemporary best planning practices on the map: Portland, Oregon.
Tech giant plans huge campus near Diridon Station in Downtown San Jose.
Kerman, Calif., teeters on the edge of Red and Blue, making it, paradoxically, an electoral microcosm of the country. And yet, with polarization and geographic sorting, it is near unique among American places.
The totality of architecture encompasses structures, setting, relationships, uses, and even ideas that, in combination, create a landscape.
Now, as California’s urban resurgence continue apace, several cities are considering reconstructive surgery.
The all-time championship of uncertainty, politicking, and contentiousness surrounding a Los Angeles sports team goes to none other than the Dodgers.
Senators, secretaries, and presidents scarcely concern Eric Shaw. Director of the D.C. Office of Planning since 2015, Shaw is dedicated to an aggressively progressive agenda.
Honesty and compromise remain admirable values and effective political tools — especially on the local level where policymakers, community members, and activists are literally rubbing elbows with each other.
In a city that remains famously horizontal, it’s fun to get excited about something vertical.
For all the primacy of the way we move through cities, we must also consider how photography changed the way we saw cities and, by extension, the ways we build and experience them.
A few weeks ago, Richard Florida assured me and a roomful of other journalists that “not everything is a neoliberal plot.” Tell it to Peter Moskowitz.
Planners Across America: John Wesley leads the charge to introduce urbanism into mega-suburb of Mesa, Arizona.
For all their popularity, setbacks have little basis in engineering or architecture. They are simply regulatory whims.
As the library of books on urbanism expands by the year, here are some fun, engaging titles for city nerds and non-nerds alike.