Agora staff members, Betsy Cooper and Dan Sommerville, collaborated with Douglas Smith and Adam Smith to produce this animated video response to the question "what is urban planning?" The video has been featured by Planetizen and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, and shared by the American Planning Association.



Agora Interviews: June Manning Thomas

June Manning Thomas, Centennial Professor at Taubman College, is interviewed by Alexandria Stankovich, editor-in-chief of Agora. The conversation touches on the roles of narrative and design in planning, the language of racial diversity, the implosion of the Detroit municipal service sector, and the inadequacy of traditional land use planning in coping with population decline in American cities.