Tim Halbur

Tim Halbur is passionate about cities. As Senior Marketing Specialist at Gensler, Tim leads marketing and business development for the firm's L.A. Planning and Urban Design studio. As Managing Editor of Planetizen.com from 2008 to 2011, he managed all aspects of the popular urban planning news website. While there, he authored 2 books (The Insiders Guide to Urban Planning, and the children's book Where Things Are, From Near to Far) and a 2-DVD set called The Story of Sprawl. More recently, Tim was Communications Director for The Congress for the New Urbanism, the nonprofit founded around the groundbreaking Charter of the New Urbanism authored in 1993.In his previous career, Tim created audio tours, podcasts and online videos for museums and historic sites.

Video for Planners

Video can be a highly effective tool for communicating planning issues and increasing public knowledge and participation. It's easier than ever to create videos yourself with little to no money. This video...

26 min
The Story of Sprawl

This series of historic films, ranging from 1939 until 1965, offers a unique look at the forces that created urban sprawl.

164 min
The Story of Sprawl - With Commentary Tracks

This series of historic films, ranging from 1939 until 1965, offers a unique look at the forces that created urban sprawl. Join expert commentators as we go back in time and uncover how America changed...

144 min