Urban Planning

A Visual History of Civic Seattle

Telling the story of a city through its digitized ephemera

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers

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City Test: How Hard Is it For Seniors to Get to a Grocery Store?

The 'consumer logistics' of how senior citizens grocery shop, and its relationship to urban planning

In Australia, a National Plan for Urban Planning

In a heady new report, the country outlines its vision for how cities should be

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Annia Ciezadlo on Beirut

Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains why the city's balconies and rooftop gardens must be preserved

More Ways Neighborhoods Can Decrease Car Use

Your responses from this week's The Big Fix

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The Case for Strengthening Urban Property Rights

We'll never escape from NIMBY sentiments, but local governments can take steps to ensure everyone benefits from new development

Courtesy State of Maryland

The Case for a D.C.-Baltimore Mega-Region

Maryland's controversial anti-sprawl plan is in the final review phase