In an illustrated article on Opticos Design's blog, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman makes the case for buying more agile fire department vehicles:
In an op-ed for Streetsblog USA, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman analyzes the decline and fall of minimum parking regulations:
"Was 2021 the year that U.S. planners finally lost faith in minimum parking requirements?
In an op-ed for Streetsblog California, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman explains the harm caused to people with disabilities by minimum parking mandates, and proposes alternatives:
“Research by Santa Clara University’s C.J. Gabbe and UCLA’s Gregory Pierce found that, nationwide, bundling the cost of a garage space into rents adds about 17 percent to a unit’s rent.
In an op-ed for Streetsblog California, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman explains why Berkeley should adopt the Council's proposal to remove minimum parking mandates and focus instead on managing curb parking:
"The pandemic has left millions unemployed and unable to pay rent. Some have doubled up with family members. Some have been evicted. Yet in the city of Berkeley and elsewhere, rents remain stubbornly high.
The newly re-released New Urbanism: Best Practices Guide, Fourth Edition, authored by Robert Steuteville, Phil Langdon, and contributors, has been receiving rave reviews. Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman and co-authors Brian O’Looney, Neal Payton authored Chapter 25, which provides an in-depth examination of parking solutions for settings ranging from natural areas, to neighborhoods of detached homes, to streetcar suburbs, to urban cores.
In this article, originally published in Planning magazine, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman provides a 12-point checklist for distinguishing between truly transit-oriented development and buildings which are merely transit-adjacent: