How to Help Texans

Winter Storm Uri brought freezing temperatures to the state of Texas and power outages to millions. Now, several days later, nearly a half-million residents remain without electricity and struggle to stay warm and survive the harsh conditions. Many have pointed to how the blackouts have disproportionately affected already vulnerable populations, and night photos seem to highlight the physicality of the divide. Organizations across Texas are … Continue reading How to Help Texans

It’s a SNAP: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Face of COVID-19

By Emma Vinella-Brusher Of all of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one that has been at the top of my mind is the exacerbation of the already severe food insecurity problem we have here in the U.S. Food insecurity, or a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, was a health concern already affecting 35 million Americans, including … Continue reading It’s a SNAP: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Face of COVID-19

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Tampa, FL

About the series: Welcome to our ongoing travel series. These are all posts written by planning students and professionals about what to do in a given city when looking for Brunch, a Brew, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact!  By Doug Bright About the visit: While travel remains inadvisable and typical tourist activities … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Tampa, FL

Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal: Hazards in the Southeastern United States

Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal is now available to read online. Learn more about it below! Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal, titled Hazards in the Southeastern United States, considers how planners can prepare for natural disasters in the near and distant future. The topic is timely given the significant impacts and costs of recent natural hazard events in our backyard following Hurricanes … Continue reading Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal: Hazards in the Southeastern United States

36 Hours in Elysium

By Jacob Becker “There is no city in the world with more contrasts than Revachol.” That’s what they say, but I didn’t read the guidebook, so my knowledge of the region is basically non-existent. I’m in Revachol for an indeterminate amount of time, and I have to rely on what the city reveals to me as I shiver in the cold Insulindian winds. I hear … Continue reading 36 Hours in Elysium

Marked by Grade: How Redlining in Miami Continues to Impact Home Values

By Pierce Holloway Between 1935 and 1940, more than 200 cities in the United States were given Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) “residential security” maps, which are more commonly known as “redlining” maps.   Redlining was the practice of designating neighborhoods in each city by one of four grades, which reflected the “mortgage security” of  local borrowers. Neighborhoods receiving “A” were colored green on the maps … Continue reading Marked by Grade: How Redlining in Miami Continues to Impact Home Values

Planning for 36 Hours in Tokyo, Japan

About the series: Welcome to our ongoing travel series. These are all posts written by planning students and professionals about what to do in a given city when looking for Brunch, Brews, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact!   By Siobhan Nelson As the days grow darker and temperatures colder, I dream about summers … Continue reading Planning for 36 Hours in Tokyo, Japan

Planning for 36 Hours in Budapest

By Pierce Holloway About the series: Welcome to our ongoing travel series. These are all posts written by planning students and professionals about what to do in a given city when looking for Views, Dessert, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact!   About the visit: While traveling in Europe In late 2017 I happened … Continue reading Planning for 36 Hours in Budapest

From the Archives: Can America Replicate Singapore’s Garden Cities?

This week’s post was originally published on February 20, 2020. By Lizzie Tong In the realm of sustainability and urban planning, Singapore is often hailed as a city-state worthy of envy and comparison – a Garden City. Through 40 years of rapid economic development and a transformation into an international financial hub, Singapore has been mindful to protect its natural environment, developing a reputation as … Continue reading From the Archives: Can America Replicate Singapore’s Garden Cities?

Housing & The Nuclear Family

By: Elijah Gullett Introduction Despite its noble origins, zoning in the United States has often acted as a means of exclusion. Instead of implementing regulations to protect the health and safety of community members, zoning has been used by local homeowners and NIMBY groups to enforce a particular vision of who belongs in society. This has taken form, and continues to appear to this day, … Continue reading Housing & The Nuclear Family