This section contains pictures, thoughts, writings and links relating to city planning and urban design. Topics related to transportation planning have their own section.
Aerial photos of Texas, Arizona and Mexico - Pictures of cities and towns I've taken while flying commerically
A word about urban planning - Urban development can be very polarized topic.
Street Scenes - The fundamental aspect of any successful and memorable urban experience is the street. This is the first series of pictures of streetscapes that I have found to be of interest.
Attention suburban homebuyers - Advice from a city planner for anybody who is thinking abut buying a home in a rapidly-growing suburban community.
Cities I've Lived In
Houston - 1973 to 1997 and 2002 to present; the nation's fourth largest city and my hometown.
Austin - 1997 to 1999; Austin is an interesting city but I think it's a bit overrated.
Lewisville - 1999 to 2000; fortunately, my stay in this north Dallas suburb was short.
Denton - 2000 to 2002; I was also employed by this North Texas city from 1999 to 2002.
Quito - Summer 1988, summer 1990, and multi-week visits in 1989, 1993 and 2001.
planetizen.com - news and discussion about planning and development
cyburbia.org - planning-related resources and information
planning.org - the official website of the American Planning Association
The picture is of Quito, Ecuador, with Mount Pichincha in the background.