April 19, 2021
Massachusetts' Shared Streets and Spaces grant program offers a look at improving quality of life by investing in public spaces.
March 11, 2021
Uncovering JAPA: The grid system of American city streets has tangible implications for equity in mobility, public health, and environmental sustainability.
January 28, 2021
Uncovering JAPA: Read some early research into whether density aggravates the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 27, 2020
What planning changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic will be interim fixes, and which will stay permanently?
April 17, 2019
Uncovering JAPA: In 1969, architect Denise Scott Brown wrote in JAPA about the difficult balance between the urban designer's professional expertise and the public's desires. That discussion continues today.
October 11, 2018
The Planners4Health initiative in Missouri addressed safety concerns by implementing traffic calming demonstration projects in sites across the state.
June 28, 2018
The Planners4Health project in Northern New England implemented a traffic calming demonstration in Gray, Maine, to engage planners and public health professionals in healthy design strategies.
May 17, 2018
The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, revolutionized its approach to designing, maintaining, and using its streets over the past five years. A program called Vital Streets has been central to improvement and evolution of transportation in the city.
September 19, 2017
Co-sponsored by APA, the 2017 Design Matters Conference focused on inclusive approaches to educating all ages and interest levels about the built environment.
September 27, 2016
Digital technology can be good or bad for cities. Which way it goes depends on how well technologists and urbanists work together.
Julián Castro and Janette Sadik-Khan explored the theme of ingenuity in communities at APA's 2016 Policy and Advocacy Conference.
September 15, 2016
Less than a year after pop-up traffic calming demonstrations in the city of St. Louis, permanent infrastructure changes have been installed on neighborhood streets.
September 12, 2016
Before we can predict how technology might shape cities, we have to identify the essential efficiencies — and costs — of urban environments.
August 22, 2016
The fourth edition of "Street Graphics and the Law" explores the impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on free speech as it applies to sign regulation.
May 16, 2016
Students at Havana Magnet School in Leon County, Florida, participate in a Florida State University and APA Ambassadors Pilot Program to plan and build their own city.