Land Use

September 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Want parking reform without tears?
CityLab
September 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Roanoke, Virginia offers a lesson in grassroots economic development for "small, out-of-the-way cities everywhere."
Politico Magazine
September 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Research from BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based contractors' website, shows that housing affordability increases with a region's ability to build outwards, as opposed to upwards. Densification largely has not accompanied efforts to curb sprawl.
The Wall Street Journal
September 16, 2016, 8am PDT
The American Civil Liberties Union is not pleased with the potential civil rights infringement enacted by a new directive by Denver Parks and Recreation.
Fox31
September 15, 2016, 8am PDT
Growing for Chicago will use the $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine a "cohort-based" model for urban agriculture.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 15, 2016, 7am PDT
A $40 million investment is being split between four cities—Memphis, Chicago, Akron, and Detroit—with the hopes of making big impacts for the community by revitalizing and/or repurposing exiting civic spaces.
CityLab
September 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
In 1851 the City of Seattle could have been a vastly different place if alternative development decisions had been made that took the original inhabitants, nature, and topography into consideration.
Crosscut
September 14, 2016, 10am PDT
After nine years of controversy, the District's first zoning revamp since 1958 is officially on the books.
Washington City Paper
September 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The names and faces occupying decision-making positions in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization do not reflect the names and faces of the people they are meant to represent.
Streetsblog USA
September 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The chief policy officer of Google's Sidewalk Labs proposes six first principles of urbanism to frame the potential impact of technology on urban environments.
Sidewalk Talk
September 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The shared street concept is being tested in Chicago, with goals of spurring economic development, allowing new and flexible use of public spaces, and increasing pedestrian safety.
Chicago Tribune
September 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Dallas is rolling out a new "parking-meter app" this week, but larger changes could be looming in the future.
Dallas News
September 13, 2016, 6am PDT
A proposal by AECOM would transform the Red Hook waterfront with 25-45 million square feet of residential.
Crain's New York Business
September 12, 2016, 11am PDT
"My twitter stream is alive with the sound of placemaking," writes Chuck Wolfe. While preparing for this week's Placemaking Week in Vancouver, he explains the importance of PPS-led programming and hopes for various panels, proceedings and events.
The Huffington Post
September 11, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles has been improving its parks resources for several years, and a new funding mechanism should help continue that trend.
KPCC
September 9, 2016, 8am PDT
A new crowdsourced map projects asks people to draw their city limits from memory.
CityLab
Blog post
September 8, 2016, 10am PDT
Trust between the public and government agencies is low, and democracies are paralyzed without it. How can community engagement help restore trust? This post outlines the challenge and a process for solving it.
Dave Biggs
September 8, 2016, 9am PDT
The de Blasio Administration's next big rezoning push will occur in the southwest Bronx.
New York YIMBY
September 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A median-income family in the L.A. metro area spends 73 percent of their income on housing and transportation alone. L.A. Metro explains why and how they're taking huge steps to get affordable housing on land they own—where it will do the most good.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Feature
September 7, 2016, 5am PDT
An op-ed rejects a notion of urbanism that would find a home in Disneyland, for a version of urbanism that deploys the best efficiencies and benefits of the built environment.
Gerhard Mayer