At the American Planning Association National Conference in New Orleans a couple weeks back, I participated in a session on the provocative question: â€œis planning dead?â€ The event was organized by the staff of the Colorado-based organization PlaceMatters. A small group met to discuss the question at an â€œunconferenceâ€ session near the convention center. They […]
See my latest Planetizen post on how the iPad could be used for urban planning.
See my latest post on Planetizen, on iPhone apps and urban life.
Communications technologies were supposed to doom urban community. After all, with high-quality, free, instantaneous communication with people from around the world, who cares about talking over the fence with the neighbor, or joining the local bowling league? Ironically, the Internet, the world’s most widely available communications medium, has sparked some of the most narrowly focused […]
When swivel.com launched in 2007 I was excited: at last, a company set themselves to creating a user-friendly platform for exploring data. However, something disappointing happened: the core software of the website hasn’t evolved much. The problems I identified in an early blog post, such as not highlighting user-created charts and the limited customization of […]
Read my newest Planetizen post: The New Normative Planning
The online magazine Triple Canopy has published an article by my friend Neil Greenberg about his “Fake Omaha” project. Illustrated with photos of some of the street maps of the fictional city, the article includes “transit schedules, redevelopment reports, internal memoranda, intra-office communications, and remarks prepared for public officials … in order to provide a […]