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American Planning Association

PHOTOS: America's 'Great' Streets

Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel

As part of the Great Places in America program, the American Planning Association has compiled a list of America's 10 Great Streets for 2012. Acco...

Bicycles Run Through It: L.A. 20 Years On

Frank Gruber | Posted 06.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

For five hours, miles of streets connecting Hollywood and East L.A. through downtown Los Angeles were closed to cars and became a great festival of mostly cyclists, but also skateboarders, roller-bladers, and pedestrians.

Making Plans; a Review of Clear as Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

It's important to recollect that although planning has been instrumental in the creation and development of New Orleans, New Orleans still exists as a great city because of a planning failure.

LoDo Named One Of 10 'Great Neighborhoods' In The U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Lower Downtown Denver has undoubtedly been a centerpiece--if not the focal point--of the city's redevelopment over the last few decades. Now, the his...

What To Do With the Suburbs?

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

If reversing the decline of cities was the preoccupation of planners in the 20th century, then the suburbs are going to be the focus of planning for much of this one.

Metropolitan Urbanism? A Review of Grid/Street/Place by Nathan Cherry (with Kurt Nagle)

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

Although the dynamism (and the dysfunction) of LA is characteristically expressed in small and often idiosyncratic projects spread around the grid, the book is weighted in favor of large developments.