Why cities and towns benefit when they just say “no” to the continued proliferation of billboards. A report from PCJ contributing writer & ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon.
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville asks the authors of our Fall feature article some follow-up questions about their article.
Sustainability may be hard to define, but it’s increasingly being discussed by developers and local planning commissions. Observations from PCJ columnist Dave Stauffer.
Gaining a solid understanding of your community’s natural and built environment will lay the groundwork for more effective planning. A report from planner and PCJ contributing writer Wendy Grey.
There’s a growing recognition that transportation systems need to foster livable, sustainable communities — and focus on more than just mobility.
At the Project for Public Spaces our first assignment: spend an hour carefully observing activities in Petrosino Square and noting what we saw.
As the 21st century dawns, we need to plan for our cities and towns in ways that bring people and places closer together and provide more travel choices.
Today’s demographic and economic conditions, along with consumer preferences, are creating a major shift in housing demand. The time is ripe to for communities to develop housing strategies that address these changes.
Stop, look, and take the time to observe how people interact with the built environment.
We love maps — and are happy to see that the Web seems to be proliferating with fans of geography and cartography. So, maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you can map the geographic distribution of bars.
There’s been a dramatic change in the mission of a growing number of libraries across the country. No longer just static repositories of books and reference materials, libraries are increasingly serving as the hub of their communities, providing a broad range of services and activities.
While Flint, Michigan, has received lots of negative attention in the media — in some ways becoming the poster boy of urban disintegration — what’s also clear is that there are many who are not giving up on Flint.
Troy, Michigan, is a spread out, auto-oriented suburb northwest of downtown Detroit. You’ll find many elements typical of the suburbs that boomed in the 1970s and ’80s. But Troy has felt the impact of the sharp decline of the automotive industry. A look at how Troy’s planners have responded.