Land Use

While widespread urban farming remains pipe dream in the United States, dwindling arable land and a mass shift to cities might make it a necessity in China.
18 hours ago   designboom
The lawsuit would not restrict heights—just the opposite. Back in June, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly backed Proposition B to restrict building heights along the waterfront. The State Lands Commission sued.
4 days ago   San Francisco Chroncile
Chuck Wolfe champions urban observation, emphasizing "ghosts" that are important to the authenticity of today's urban change, like oral histories among indigenous peoples passing on cultural traditions from one generation to the next.
4 days ago   The Huffington Post
Small-scale development on single lots is an alternative to the centralized mid-rise norm. But this kind of classic infilling may not be as easy as build-it-and-they-will-come.
5 days ago   Streets.MN
A new study finds that the first decade of the 21st century exhibited a mass migration—of U.S. jobs moving farther away from where U.S. residents live.
5 days ago   Brookings Institution
Two academic researchers explain the planning and landscape architecture opportunities offered by the "dramatic fluctuations" and "emergent shorelands" of the Great Lakes Coasts.
6 days ago   Places Journal
The Envision Downtown Initiative will focus on street improvements to improve public interactions.
6 days ago   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
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As readers interested in things like housing in our cities, you've probably noticed posts about a San Francisco resident, Debra Follingstad, whose rent was increas Blog Post
Mar 24, 2015   By Reuben Duarte
New York City broke ground recently on the Plaza de Las Americas—a designed public space that will support market uses and pedestrian activity while replacing an existing roadway in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
Mar 24, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
The future of Dallas is very much under consideration. Case in point: an effort to redesign and plan the 277 acres of Fair Park with the potential to offer improved public access to a critical area east of Downtown.
Mar 24, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
The infamous MonkeyParking app that last year ran afoul of public sentiment and the law is back with a new business model that offers residents the chance to auction that most precious of commodities—urban parking space.
Mar 24, 2015   San Francisco Magazine