Land Use

Voters in the Colorado town of Boulder will consider a city charter amendment that would assign land use regulation power to 66 neighborhood-level voting districts.
4 hours ago   CityLab
A longtime resident of an old, eclectic neighborhood reflects on what makes the area so desirable and why new places like it are effectively outlawed today.
Oct 2, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
A controversial and unprecedented deal that would have privatized 280 acres of state-owned Bandon State Natural Area have fizzled out thanks to new requirements from the Bureau of Land Management.
Oct 1, 2015   The Oregonian
Surveying the 373 square miles, or 238,720 acres, under jurisdiction of Plan Charlotte to see how much of it is zoned for mixed-use.
Oct 1, 2015   Plan Charlotte
A new ULI report finds that innovation in placemaking is about the inter-relatedness of health and the built environment.
Oct 1, 2015   ULI San Francisco Blog
A $1.1 billion lawsuit challenges the approval of plans for One Vanderbilt, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, on the grounds that it circumvented the purchase of air rights from the adjacent Grand Central Terminal.
Oct 1, 2015   The New York Times
Ten times more land in Chicago is now designated for transit oriented development—affording new development reduced parking requirements, density bonuses for affordable housing, and new strength for the city's Pedestrian Street design regulations.
Sep 30, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
A new argument has appeared in the ongoing debate about parking requirements. A university in a college town objected to reduced parking requirements on the grounds that it would make the city too attractive to developers.
Sep 30, 2015   CityLab
A study by the Transportation Research Board calculates "land use effect" and "ridership effect" to show how much land is saved when cities include public transit.
Sep 30, 2015   Streetsblog USA
Two years of work by the city to move the location of the Right 2 Dream Too homeless encampment, including the purchase of land for a new location, has stalled in the final hour.
Sep 29, 2015   The Oregonian
It's a case of the haves vs. the have-nots in transportation spending for a rapidly growing suburban area of Houston.
Sep 29, 2015   Houston Chronicle