Report writer and editor for the Community Hospital Long Beach Technical Assistance Panel in January and February 2021. Read/download the report.
Wrote and produced “Urban Planning and the Pandemic: 2020 in Review” for Planetizen Courses. Watch “Urban Planning and the Pandemic” on YouTube.
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
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
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”
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
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”
While it’s so far only a temporary change, the sudden popularity of al fresco streets—a term we are using until a more universally accepted term comes along—presents undeniable evidence that some things in the United States are, for now at
Produced and moderated the “The Future of Cities: Making Sense of COVID-19” panel. This virtual panel discussion focuses on the potential for the COVID-19 pandemic to influence the development, demographic, and environmental trends of the future. Watch an excerpt of
The size of the challenge facing renters, and the country collectively, only grows the longer it is deferred. The unemployment rate isn’t likely to improve before the rent is due again in May, or even when it is due again