Land Use

April 6, 2016, 5am PDT
The city of Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, has approved a controversial measure to begin charging for on-street parking in the city's downtown.
C-Ville Weekly
April 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Austin is hoping to avoid a "piecemeal, haphazard" approach to redevelopment in the South Central waterfront district.
Austin American-Statesman
April 4, 2016, 11am PDT
San Jose, California's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has begun the process of updating its Trail Strategic Plan.
San Jose Mercury News
Blog post
April 4, 2016, 10am PDT
The housing shortages caused by restrictive zoning are easy to solve in principle—even if the solutions are politically impossible.
Michael Lewyn
April 4, 2016, 7am PDT
Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Art is redesigning its extensive grounds with an eye toward how public interaction with museums is shifting. Inclusion, sustainability, and brand development are paramount.
The New York Times
April 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
As excitement around the L.A. River revitalization heats up, neighbors of the once-neglected channel wonder who will benefit from the billion-dollar redevelopment.
The Nation
April 3, 2016, 11am PDT
According to critic James Russell, Long Island City has come to resemble the new metropolises of Asia. A frenetic jumble of old and new, the area's "dystopian" qualities aren't all bad.
James S. Russell
April 3, 2016, 9am PDT
The recent thaw in U.S. relations with Cuba, as well as President Obama's visit last month, have spurred conversations about Havana's future. Its public spaces are worn, but they're busy and well-designed.
Project For Public Spaces
April 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Rockville, Maryland has plans to create a king-sized complete street along Rockville Pike, incorporating lanes for cars, bikes, buses, and more space for landscaping. But can a street like that still serve pedestrians?
Greater Greater Washington
April 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Alan Mallach unpacks a remarkable project currently underway in Toronto, suggesting that sometimes higher, rather than lower, density may be the best way to go.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 31, 2016, 11am PDT
The idea that there isn't enough parking around Cleveland's FirstMerit Convention Center, site of the 2016 Republican National Convention, is likely debatable, but local officials are looking for solutions to the problem regardless.
Cleveland.com
March 31, 2016, 8am PDT
The city of Austin has approved land use regulation changes on one of those traditional hot button planning issues: small-lot developments.
Curbed Austin
March 31, 2016, 7am PDT
With underground parking spaces costing $37,000 and more to build in Chicago, it might come as a shock that a recent study found much more parking supply than demand around the city's apartment buildings.
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2016, 10am PDT
The city of Portland is considering an expansion of parking requirements in Northwest Portland, much to the chagrin of advocates who predict the new requirements will make housing more expensive.
Bike Portland
March 30, 2016, 6am PDT
618 form-based codes made it on the latest Codes Study. The authors are requesting your additions to the update.
PlaceShakers
March 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
All Planetizen readers should read the full 200-page Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report. If you haven't taken the time yet, Hazel Borys shares some of the best bits.
PlaceShakers
March 27, 2016, 5am PDT
The U.S. ranked 19 out of 20 for countries with high speed rail service according to a new survey by GoEuro.
Grist
March 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Guardian Cities details how the Kaogong Ji brought an ancient order to the sprawling city of Beijing.
The Guardian Cities
March 25, 2016, 7am PDT
In a much-hyped address earlier this week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose the title "Building on Burnham" to describe his survey of the Chicago's ongoing and future plans to develop parks and open space.
Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
In an interview, Atlanta BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel discusses the ongoing project and how it fits an emerging, multidisciplinary understanding of what good infrastructure can be.
Streetsblog USA