How Decisions are Made: The People’s Park Housing Project in Berkeley, CA 

By Kathryn Cunnigham Back in 2017, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín announced a housing development project at People’s Park. This project, set to start construction in late 2022, will redevelop the park into housing for students, low-income residents, and the unhoused. The City also promised to preserve 60% of the land for historical commemoration and green space.   Not … Continue reading How Decisions are Made: The People’s Park Housing Project in Berkeley, CA 

Drawing Lines is Hard and We Need to Be More Decisive About It  

By Ian Baltutis (John W Powell’s 1890 proposal to the US Congress about redrawing western state boundaries to match watershed districts as a method for effectively managing the limited water supply) Having grown up in the Midwest, I remember fondly how easy it seemed to fill in the names of some states and not others on elementary school geography assignments. The clean geometric lines of … Continue reading Drawing Lines is Hard and We Need to Be More Decisive About It  

Cheonggyecheon: A Revolution of Environment, Rule, and Interaction within Seoul  

By Nik Reasor The Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul, South Korea is considered a masterpiece of urban infrastructure, revolutionizing how cities look at old infrastructure and imagine change. Though it is best known for being a picturesque greenspace cutting through one of the most dense cities on the planet, what truly sets Cheonggyecheon apart is how it directly altered Seoul’s decision-making process. Previously, Seoul believed in its … Continue reading Cheonggyecheon: A Revolution of Environment, Rule, and Interaction within Seoul  

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dallas, TX 

Planner’s Travel Series  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 Daniel Liu About the visit: After recently graduating, I moved … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dallas, TX 

From Archives) How Hey Arnold inspired suburban millennials to dream about the city

Nickelodeon 90’s cartoons largely reflect the suburban world that much of its young audience grew up in. Think Spongebob’s Bikini Bottom, or the Rugrats’ California single-family residential neighborhood. One show, Hey Arnold, stands out from the rest, taking its viewers out of the suburbs for a trip downtown. Continue reading From Archives) How Hey Arnold inspired suburban millennials to dream about the city

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Planner’s Travel Series  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/Nature, a Brew, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact! By Nicholas Stover About the visit: I visited Iceland as part … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Boom Supersonic, North Carolina, and the Risks we Choose to Take  

By Henry Read NC’s Big Bet   In January 2022 NC Governor Roy Cooper, along with other political notables, announced that Boom Supersonic would be opening its “Overture Superfactory” at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI). This facility is intended to test and build supersonic airliners. Boom claims it will employ 1,750 people by 2030 and lead to over $0.5 billion in investment in Guilford County. Officials … Continue reading Boom Supersonic, North Carolina, and the Risks we Choose to Take  

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia

Planner’s Travel Series  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/Bite, a Brew, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact! By Catherine McManus About the visit: I recently visited northern Colombia … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dublin, Ireland

Planner’s Travel Series  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 Míde Griffin About the visit: Dublin is my hometown, and … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dublin, Ireland

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Lagos, Nigeria

Planner’s Travel Series  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 Lindsay Oluyede About the visit: My initial impression of Lagos, … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Lagos, Nigeria