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It’s not that everything is going to be gentrified because of transit — that’s not what we’re arguing. But in Los Angeles, you have the highest possibility of gentrification near stations than in other areas.

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, UCLA Magazine Online

Tag Archives: Urban Planning

March 22, 2017
Planners: Our Meetings Suck

Dear planners: I love you, but our meetings suck. That might hurt a little to hear, but the good news is I’m here to tell you why it’s not our fault (entirely), why we suck (specifically), and how we can do better.

Public Health Influencing Urban Planning Policy
Urban Policy & Research (abstract)

Human health requires the proper development and management of places through urban planning. This paper demonstrates how concerns for human health can become explicit matters for consideration in urban planning policy systems.

March 21, 2017
Q&A: The Rise of Urbanization
Multi-Housing News

The trend of these “mini cities” is increasing in popularity and Multi-Housing News sat down with Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners, to discuss this growing trend of urbanization, the company’s newest project Downtown Doral in Miami.

To Build Better Cities, We Must Overcome Inequality

We think of cities as having existed for millennia – but only a few are that old, and they were all extremely small. Most people in the world have only lived in a city in the current generation. Most people who have ever lived in large cities are alive today.

March 20, 2017
Is Sprawl Still The #1 Bogeyman?

Sprawl was the headline city planning issue for more than half a century, but it’s salience has faded over recent decades. Urban policy-makers need to reassess their priorities.

March 19, 2017
Young Planners At Madison Hip-Hop Architecture Camp
Madison Capital Times

Model cities, built on vinyl records, were scattered around a lobby at UW-Madison as part of the Hip-Hop Architecture Camp’s premiere festivities. The LPs nod to the organizer’s question, “What happens at the intersection of hip-hop culture and architecture?”

‘Deciding Not To Decide’: Planning’s New Challenge
European Planning Studies (abstract)

This article examines how the policy-maker’s ‘decision not to decide’ affects different levels of internal organization and how it is reflected in the residential patterns of different population groups.

Managing Australia’s Density Transition
International Planning Studies (abstract)

This paper explores the transition towards the compact city model in Australia, which has become the orthodoxy of metropolitan planning in the last two decades.

March 16, 2017
The End Of Boston’s Urban Planning As We Know It
Boston Globe

When Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh proposed a new master plan two years ago, many might have expected the effort — dubbed Imagine Boston 2030 — to alter the very look of the city. In practice, Imagine Boston 2030 is shaping up very differently.

Development-Led Planning in a Plan-Led Planning System
European Planning Studies (abstract)

Planning systems are generally divided into plan-led and development-led systems. However, it is quite common that the planning practice follows development-led planning although the planning system would structurally be plan-led.

March 15, 2017
New Evidence That Dense Development Reduces Driving
Huffington Post

If, as a city planner or elected official, one of your objectives is to slow or reverse the growth of traffic and its associated environmental and economic costs, encouraging development close to the regional center is a useful policy tool to have in your collection of options.

Planning for the Worst
Urban Omnibus

Today’s most pressing crises are neither spiritual, nor metaphysical, but environmental. For some, citymaking again would provide an answer to disasters — and disasters could provide an unprecedented opportunity for citymaking.

Is Plan Melbourne Really A Plan?

It’s taken since 2014 to prepare, but despite the name, the “refresh” of Plan Melbourne doesn’t deliver on its most basic pretension; it’s not really a plan!

March 13, 2017
Planning and Governance for Decentralised Energy Assets
Urban Policy & Research (abstract)

This paper examines a case study for a multi-dwelling, residential building called Gen Y, in which a planning and governance structure has been developed to provide both financial incentive for the installation of renewable energy in multi-dwelling buildings.

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L.A. Battles Between High-Rises And Bungalows
Los Angeles Times

To better understand the battle for the future of Los Angeles, start with a long walk down a dim tunnel beneath the Hall of Administration. In a storage room under Grand Park where the county assessor keeps its map books, the clamor over Measure S seems far away.

City Architect Could Bring Harmony to Glasgow Planning

It was once a prestigious civic appointment common in all major cities across the UK. But the role of city architect largely fell from favour in the post-war era as the number of private developments steadily outpaced grand public works.


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