As city planners we are not unaware of the links between the urban environment and discrepancies or inequalities in economic, social, education, and health. In fact, many of us became […]
After multiple citizen protests and an attempted lawsuit against the retailer, Wal-Mart opened on Saturday, September 14th in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. The Neighborhood Market, on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Grand Avenue, not only opposes the people’s’ interest but also threatens Chinatown’s economy.
Excellent fly-through visualization from the New York Times on the transformative urban development undertaken during Bloomberg years.
Data visualization has never been more relevant to our society, especially as it pertains to the planning field. This article from the Harvard Business Review examines the importance of spatial […]
A poetic journey through the Gold Line’s artwork on each stop from Union Station to South Pasadena Station
Planners and geography wonks rejoice. Here are 40 maps for your Saturday. Featuring Imperial Britain, highly-paid public employees, and Ludacris.
Phototrails is telling stories about cities through Instagram metadata. Check out their Instagram Cities page to peruse their elegant visualizations and fascinating research.
With the exception of perhaps one or two years, I’ve spent each winter break of my life visiting my cousins in Charleston, but it wasn’t until this past winter that […]
I recently read a blog posting, through Planetizen, by Kaid Benfield called “Are Main Streets a Thing of the Past? Is that OK?” He discusses Main Streets and their appeal […]
Forty-eight hours. No, not Eddie Murphy’s grossly underrated eighties classic. That’s how much time teams had to research, strategize, and assemble presentations for USC’s Local Government Case Challenge. The evening […]