Articles by Arun Jain

About Arun Jain

Arun Jain is an urban designer and urban strategist. After serving as Portland Oregon’s first Chief Urban Designer he now advises private companies, cities, regions, foundations, universities and research groups on a range of complex and interdisciplinary issues on difficult urban development challenges. An architect and urban designer by education, his current focus is on issues relating to better decision support tools for planning, the democratization of data and information, and the appropriate use of technology in urban development.

Decision Support Tools that Counter Uncertainty and Risk in Urban Settings

Urban Planning Today: Perception vs. Reality When the planning profession was still nascent in the 1950’s, well defined social needs and the desire to improve poor living conditions were the dominant basis for policy and regulation. By the time the 1970’s and 80’s...
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