Land Use

3 hours ago
The Tampa City Council approved a big, ambitious park proposal for 23 neglected acres along the Hillsborough River.
Tampa Bay Times
18 hours ago
Hospitals, medical research centers, and the like are supposed to represent health, but are often an unappealing and monolithic presence in the urban landscape. How can the form of health centers fall in line with their function?
The Brookings Institution
22 hours ago
The planning world celebrated Jane Jacobs's 100th birthday earlier this month, and has already begun commemorating the centennial of New York's first zoning code. But did you know regional planning rose to prominence 50 years ago?
MZ Strategies
Feature
23 hours ago
Oregon's poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism.
Michael Mehaffy
Yesterday
The Washington Post provides feature-length coverage of an ongoing, long-lasting controversy over a proposal by a wealthy landowner to donate 87,500 acres for the purposes of creating a new national park.
The Washington Post
2 days ago
The Downtown Project was envisioned as a five-year plan to develop a hub of start-ups, small businesses, and cultural attractions in Downtown Las Vegas, but things haven't gone according to schedule.
Quartz
2 days ago
Architecture critic Mark Lamster finally sees a proposal worth cheering for in Dallas' plans for a new park along the Trinity River.
The Dallas Morning News
2 days ago
A Chicago nonprofit drew criticism for opposing the planned Lucas Museum in favor of a large parking lot. But the organization says it fits into their mission of promoting open space.
Chi.Streetsblog
3 days ago
If some residences look a little out of place in Washington, D.C., it may be because they were originally retail shops. A Tumblr is devoted to these homes, and the zoning laws that created them.
CityLab
3 days ago
It's hard to imagine a policy that so comprehensively acts to create disincentives for sprawl gaining political traction anywhere in the United States.
Toronto Star
4 days ago
After stakeholder engagement and an international design competition, Agence Ter's plan for "radical flatness" has been selected to replace downtown L.A.'s current Pershing Square. The preferred alternative is, above all, simple.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
John A. Fry lacks a terminal degree, but what he doesn't lack is land use and redevelopment know-how. Drexel University in Philadelphia is the latest to employ his talents.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
5 days ago
The Ivy District is notable for its scale as well as for the funding mechanisms that made the project happen.
Houston Chronicle
6 days ago
Most neighborhood parks go relatively unused by adult populations and women, giving young children, mostly boys, the run of the place.
Pacific Standard
6 days ago
Good news: Metro Los Angeles will open the long-awaited Expo Line extension, connecting Santa Monica and the the beach to Downtown Los Angeles, this weekend. Bad news: the public waited until now to worry about the parking around new stations.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
It might not come as a surprise, but the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new single-family homes are the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new homes.
The Urban Edge
May 19, 2016, 8am PDT
The Platte to Park Hill project would install new stormwater detention facilities at a golf course near Downtown Denver. Opponents to the project say it’s a burden on the neighborhood and a benefit to development interests farther down the watershed.
The Denver Post
May 19, 2016, 7am PDT
Toronto planners have proposed a new ten-year bike plan that focuses on connecting and improving the city's current network of bike infrastructure.
The Toronto Star
May 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
A large development in San Francisco would limit parking spaces by paying for its tenants to go car free. Uber is paying part of the bill.
The Verge
May 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Introducing a group of 16 avatars meant to represent the people who live, work, and play in downtown Toronto.
Toronto