As any planner will tell you, cities are inherently unique, which has led to the creation of myriad city-specific planning sites and blogs that cover the United States, from coast to coast.
If you’re curious to read more about progressive planning and redevelopment in the City of Brotherly Love, check out PlanPhilly, the blog arm of Penn Praxis. For those who have an interest to learn all about DC, its environs, and how our nation’s capital is changing and improving, don’t miss Greater Greater Washington (especially the redistricting game).
Across the nation, Transbay Blog is keeping San Franciscans up to date on the latest transportation and infrastructure projects happening in the Bay Area, while LA Streetsblog helps Los Angelenos get to better know their city through its sprawling network of streets and roads.
The profileration of city-specific blogs has also spawned blogs for smaller cities (like Ithacating for Ithaca, NY) and neighborhoods (such as MissionMission for San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, or this one for Park Slope, Brooklyn that we can’t name here).
There are also nationwide blogs that focus on core issues of planning instead of trying to hit all the major topics.
- Infrastructurist and the rest of the Streetsblog network are two of the foremost online compendiums of transportation and transit planning news and articles;
- If real estate and development is more your fancy, check out Curbed, a comprehensive multi-city blog covering the latest apartments, buildings, and new developments in some of the nation’s hottest real estate market;
- Finally, those who crave to learn more about urban design and what to do with the public realm, consider the simply named Urban Planning Blog as a good launching point.
Finally, design aficionados have hundreds of choices when it comes to following a great architecture and/or design blog, but among some of the best and most interesting include A Daily Dose of Architecture, BLDG Blog, Design Milk, Dexigner, and Skyscraper City. But this is just the beginning, as there are many more blogs out there that have even more accomplished authors and contributors, beautiful images, and informative, thought provoking articles.
Are there any we missed? What architecture and planning blogs do you read that we should take a look at?