Category Archives: Writing

Planetizen

The Planetizen relaunch is the third complete redesign since 2010, and we are of the opinion that the site gets more effective and fetching with every iteration. The changes you’ll find on the site leverage the history of the site—the

Planetizen

The Planetizen relaunch is the third complete redesign since 2010, and we are of the opinion that the site gets more effective and fetching with every iteration. The changes you’ll find on the site leverage the history of the site—the

Planetizen

After an initial wave of daring (perhaps foolhardy) certainty from some pundits working in the urbanism sphere, it seemed like the appetite for speculation declined for much of the shockingly long duration of the pandemic. Back at the beginning, there

Planetizen

After an initial wave of daring (perhaps foolhardy) certainty from some pundits working in the urbanism sphere, it seemed like the appetite for speculation declined for much of the shockingly long duration of the pandemic. Back at the beginning, there

Planetizen

…planning means so many things in professional practice, in academic study, and in public life. Urban planning, regional planning, community planning, environmental planning, transportation planning—the list goes on. What does planning even mean when all these niches are layered onto

Planetizen

…planning means so many things in professional practice, in academic study, and in public life. Urban planning, regional planning, community planning, environmental planning, transportation planning—the list goes on. What does planning even mean when all these niches are layered onto

Planetizen

…there’s clearly an appetite for regenerative thinking in the wake of the pandemic and the civil unrest of January 2021 and the spring and summer of 2020. The American Jobs Plan is the biggest showcase to date for this ambition

Planetizen

…there’s clearly an appetite for regenerative thinking in the wake of the pandemic and the civil unrest of January 2021 and the spring and summer of 2020. The American Jobs Plan is the biggest showcase to date for this ambition

Planetizen Courses

Wrote and produced “Urban Planning and the Pandemic: 2020 in Review” for Planetizen Courses. Watch “Urban Planning and the Pandemic” on YouTube.

Planetizen Courses

Wrote and produced “Urban Planning and the Pandemic: 2020 in Review” for Planetizen Courses. Watch “Urban Planning and the Pandemic” on YouTube.

Planetizen

The word “better” is dangerous in a planning context, of course. What is better for oil companies, for example, is not better for the world—and that’s about the simplest possible elucidation of this point about the slippery nature of the

Planetizen

The word “better” is dangerous in a planning context, of course. What is better for oil companies, for example, is not better for the world—and that’s about the simplest possible elucidation of this point about the slippery nature of the

Planetizen

The word “better” is dangerous in a planning context, of course. What is better for oil companies, for Whatever it was that blinded us to the threat—blind faith, ignorance, a deeply ingrained belief in American exceptionalism—the country’s response since the

Planetizen

The word “better” is dangerous in a planning context, of course. What is better for oil companies, for Whatever it was that blinded us to the threat—blind faith, ignorance, a deeply ingrained belief in American exceptionalism—the country’s response since the

Planetizen

One problem with basing an ideology on the protection of local control, as Kurtz as inspired the president to do, is how quickly some new issue will require state or federal preemption. Read “The Hypocrisies and Troubles of Local Control”

Planetizen

One problem with basing an ideology on the protection of local control, as Kurtz as inspired the president to do, is how quickly some new issue will require state or federal preemption. Read “The Hypocrisies and Troubles of Local Control”

Planetizen

But its affinity for traditional development has opened New Urbanism to criticisms of neotraditionalist development: that the village ideal is actually inherently conservative, and a vehicle for segregation. While this critique focused on New Urbanism in the past, it might

Planetizen

But its affinity for traditional development has opened New Urbanism to criticisms of neotraditionalist development: that the village ideal is actually inherently conservative, and a vehicle for segregation. While this critique focused on New Urbanism in the past, it might

Planetizen

The message: Many of the planning innovations claimed by progressives as victories of social and environmental justice in recent years are perpetuating institutional racism. Read “Violence Against Black Americans a Moment of Reckoning for the Planning Profession”

Planetizen

The message: Many of the planning innovations claimed by progressives as victories of social and environmental justice in recent years are perpetuating institutional racism. Read “Violence Against Black Americans a Moment of Reckoning for the Planning Profession”