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How Can Florence, Italy Retain its Authenticity in the Midst of Globalization & Tourism?

by Michele Katora

Firenze. Florence. The birth of the Renaissance, home of de' Medici, Michelangelo, Donatello, Dante, Brunelleschi, and countless others who remain utterly timeless. Yet here we are centuries later...

Top 20 Urban Planning Websites of 2017

by Sarah Essbai

This year, marking the sixth year of our annual ranking, six new websites joined the ranks of our Top 20 Urban Planning Websites selection. Last year’s top ranking websites are, however, holding tight...

Development Impact in NYC: The Role of Privately-Owned Public Space

by Alyssa Curran

The world we see around us is the result of many years, decisions, and dollars that have shaped our built and natural environments. Particularly in cities, where density is at the forefront, devel...

Portland, Oregon's Green Loop Set to Transform Transportation in the Central City

by Kevin Gooley

Over the next twenty years, estimates are showing that Portland, Oregon could grow by approximately 42%, meaning about 260,000 new residents in an already populous city.  Much of this new growth i...