Land Use

The proposed Boulder Food Park repurposes a decrepit site into usable space for food truck patrons. Since the site is adjacent to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a zoning exemption may be required.
4 hours ago   The Denver Post
Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
May 22, 2015   FiveThirtyEight
The Trust for Public Land released its 2015 ParkScore today, ranking the 75 largest U.S. cities on the metrics of acreage, facilities and investment, and access.
May 20, 2015   Trust for Public Land
At scale, the secret life of bees provides $15 billion in benefits to the country's agriculture industry each year.
May 20, 2015   The Washington Post
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May 20, 2015  By Eliot Allen
The city of Mountain View chose to allot most of the redevelopment rights in its much sought-after North Bayshore area not to the city's largest employer and taxpayer but to LinkedIn's more conventional proposal.
May 19, 2015   The New York Times - Bits
The "health, safety, and general welfare" of our communities are poorly served by the outcomes of the status quo.
May 19, 2015   PlaceShakers
Richard Florida discusses a study comparing the neighborhoods that house "creative" industries. Science and tech tends to favor low-density office parks, while arts and cultural industries prefer mixed-use urban districts.
May 19, 2015   CityLab
In February, the city council approved One Paseo, a 1.4 million-square-foot mix of offices, residences, retail, and entertainment. The project's detractors have forced a referendum, putting a kink in San Diego's urbanist planning ambitions.
May 18, 2015   ULI Urban Land Magazine
What’s new in environmental planning, the value of multi-functional urban parks, and the importance of providing open spaces for an aging population discussed at a recent conference stood out to planner Clement Lau.
May 18, 2015   UrbDeZine
The U.S. Geological Survey has introduced topoView, an intuitive map-based tool making it far simpler to search and access its archive of 178,000 topographical maps dating from 1880 to 2010.
May 18, 2015   CityLab