Sammy Fenty

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Urban Revival Increases Need for Places for Mental Renewal

"Much of the emphasis in placemaking today is about creating liveliness, public spaces that attract people," writes Benfield. "I fully support that …

The Transit-Density Disconnect

Around the world planners are seeking to increase urban densities, at least in part because of the belief that this will materially reduce automobile …

Urban Design

Cities Still Being Squeezed

Recent announcements of state budget surpluses have led to the popping of corks across the deepest-blue parts of America, particularly here in …

The Childless City

What is a city for? Ever since cities first emerged thousands of years ago, they have been places where families could congregate and flourish. The …

Urban Design

Children and Cities

Central cities are not likely to regain their former population. However, some of them may have reached an important inflection point—population …

Urban Design

America Hanging in There Better Than Rivals

To paraphrase the great polemicist Thomas Paine, these are times that try the souls of optimists. The country is shuffling through a very weak …

Economics

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The Real Jurassic Park: Why a Highway Widening Project Hasn't Been Entirely Bad for L.A.

"If you’re among the 300,000 or so commuters who crawl through the Sepulveda Pass every day, you’ve surely noticed the $950-million construction …

Jurassic Park

Planetizen Store

Shop our selection of books and city themed apparel, toys, jewelry, gifts, and home items.<p>City Map Print Scarf - New York City<p>$44.00<p>Lower Manhattan, …

Will Sydney's Commercial to Residential Conversions Create Long Term Problems?

Office vacancy rates in Australia's most expensive city could reach 10% within 12 months and continue to increase for a further four years when major …

Australia

Lessons from West: Do Texas Land Use Laws Put Residents at Risk?

Texas land use law became the subject of national debate in the wake of the April 17th West Fertilizer Plant explosion. The blast killed fifteen …

University of Pennsylvania