Land Use

Is zoning racist? Blog Post
3 hours ago   By Michael Lewyn
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an update of the city's 2013 transit oriented development ordinance. The new version of the ordinance would have a sweeping effect on the land uses around transit stations in Chicago.
Yesterday   Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
The Arlington County, Virginia downtown district of Rosslyn will provide the region's latest case study of a commercial district leveraging land use regulations to activate a dormant nightlife.
Yesterday   The Washington Post
Public and private interests have emerged to revitalize the Queens neighborhood, an inter-modal hub ten miles east of Midtown Manhattan.
Yesterday   New York Times (Real Estate)
An analysis and accompanying interactive map from the Urban Institute show where the nation's richest and poorest tend to live. The map tells a tale of deeply ingrained wealth segregation.
Yesterday   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
To preserve views, zoning rules from 2006 require adequate distance between residential towers of a certain height. As developers chafe against the restriction, residents still worry they'll be left facing a wall.
2 days ago   The Seattle Times
The general principle is simple: more density equals lower prices and less environmental impact. But suburbia's imprint is deep, both on cities themselves and on how we expect to inhabit them.
2 days ago   Grist
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
2 days ago   CityLab
Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council has released a new toolbox full of interactive features intended to assist transit oriented development.
3 days ago   Chi.Streetsblog
As it vies to host the 2024 Summer Games, Boston's plan envisions two new permanent neighborhoods built with a mix of public and private investment. The final decision will take place in September.
3 days ago   Boston Globe
A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
5 days ago   Motherboard