Land Use

Touted as a solution to mindless suburban expansion, the vast green belts around U.K. cities create new challenges. Among them: less affordable housing, longer commutes, and dubious environmental benefits. What happens if these spaces get developed?
16 hours ago   The Guardian
When it comes to public transportation, walkable commercial districts, and supporting the arts, Pasadena has some things figured out.
Oct 14, 2014   The Planning Report
The satirical news site The Onion is back with another take on the concerns of planners and transportation engineers. This time The Onion takes a page out of Donald's Shoup playbook.
Oct 10, 2014   The Onion
In his fourth "place-decoding" essay from France, Chuck Wolfe illustrates how a traditional placemaking intervention is especially powerful when underlying urban fundamentals align.
Oct 9, 2014   Huffington Post
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released the Access Across America: Transit 2014 report.
Oct 9, 2014   The Transportationist
Bldg Blog shares news of photographer Michael Light's new book "Black Mountain," which documents the "the construction and large-scale terrestrial formatting of a new housing development called Lake Las Vegas."
Oct 7, 2014   BLDG BLOG
Following one failed attempt at a similar plan, a popular neighborhood for shopping will soon become a shared street project. The effort is part of a trend in Chicago looking for ways to transform streets into pedestrian friendly destinations.
Oct 7, 2014   Chicago Tribune
Principal investigator Marc Schlossberg and co-investigator John Rowell, of the University of Oregon, have complete a guide to help communities of all varieties realize the benefits of complete streets.
Oct 7, 2014   Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium
Suburban Starbucks models are bumming urbanists out. But they also served as a nice allegory of what the future there might hold. Scott Doyon's latest blog post explains.
Oct 6, 2014   PlaceShakers
"A new report out of Rutgers University reveals that since 2010, the fringes of the New York region have lost population as the core has grown," according to an article by Stephen Miller.
Oct 6, 2014   StreetsBlog NYC
The housing market in NYC has seen a 98.5 percent increase in luxury condo construction since last year. Market experts are concerned there is not enough demand to meet supply, causing developers to build upper to middle-income housing instead.
Oct 4, 2014   New York Times