A recent conference hosted by the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles shined a light on efforts to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles—and demonstrated just how much work must be done nationwide to solve this humanitarian crisis.
Planetizen’s Top Ten Books of 2017
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2017 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.
Houston Planning Director Dispels Myths About the Effects of Harvey
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.
Conquering Fears of Public Space on Halloween
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.
Planning Director Susan Anderson Separates Fact from Fiction in Portland(ia)
Planetizen’s “Planners Across America” series continues in the city that put many contemporary best planning practices on the map: Portland, Oregon.
Pursuing Inclusion, Equity in the Nation’s Capital
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.
America’s Largest Suburb Flirts With Urbanization
Planners Across America: John Wesley leads the charge to introduce urbanism into mega-suburb of Mesa, Arizona.
City Books For Non-Planning Nerds
As the library of books on urbanism expands by the year, here are some fun, engaging titles for city nerds and non-nerds alike.
Trump Raises Stakes For Urban Journalism
At an annual gathering of land use journalists, we came away with more questions than answers about how the Trump administration will treat cities.
New Planning Initiatives Strive for Equity in Baltimore
The Planners Across America series visits Maryland for an interview with Baltimore Planning Director Tom Stosur.
McDermid Manages New Oklahoma Land Rush
Planning Department Director Aubrey McDermid discusses planning’s role in the Oklahoma City’s ongoing reinvestment and revitalization.
Planetizen’s Top Planning Books for 2017
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2016 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.
Especially in California, Greens Have Missed the Party
While the Green Party nominates a presidential candidate every four years as a publicity stunt, other politicians—Democrats and Republicans alike—have been steadily pursuing a green agenda in California. California cities are better off for it.
The Cute and the Iconic
Many architects would kill to get a building on Architectural Record’s list of 125 Top Buildings. But big cities can learn a few things from the landscapes of small-town America too.
Trump to Cities: You’re Dead to Me
Donald Trump invokes the darkest days of urban decay and crime to appeal to his base. The facts speak to an urban triumph that has led to greater national prosperity and higher standards of living for tens of millions of Americans.
Book Review: From Steel to Slots
Chloe E. Taft explores the transition of Bethlehem, Pa., from Rust Belt company town to gambling mecca.
Columbus Bucks Trends, Grows Steadily
Smack in the buckle of the Rust Belt, Columbus, Ohio, has managed to avoid some of the hard times that have befallen its neighbors.