Land Use

June 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Freeway overpasses instead of town squares are now often selected as the preferred public space to promote a non-commercial point of view, but such messaging does little to enhance public discourse, writes planner and urbanist Howard Blackson.
June 22, 2016, 11am PDT
Residents in towns around Pennsylvania are calling for regulations to better understand and mitigate the impacts of large digital and static billboards.
June 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
El Paso is moving forward with a number of transit projects, toward ambitious goals in mobility, quality of life, and air quality.
The Urban Edge
June 20, 2016, 8am PDT
The Portland City Council voted unanimously to approve a new Comprehensive Plan.
The Oregonian
June 19, 2016, 9am PDT
St. Louis Public Radio explains the various efforts of the St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority.
St. Louis Public Radio
June 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Planners have completed a two-year study of the area around the 30th Street Station in the University City neighborhood in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 18, 2016, 11am PDT
A zoning controversy could continue into a legal appeal.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 18, 2016, 9am PDT
The Eno Center for Transportation lays out a clear appeal for action to regulate the time, place, and manner of digital billboards.
Eno Center for Transportation
June 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Momentum Mag picks up the news of a study out of Harvard University that will produce more than one double take.
Momentum Magazine
June 17, 2016, 5am PDT
A two-minute-and-twenty-three-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.
June 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The question of whether the city of San Antonio should annex some or all of five potential areas is overwhelming the political debate about the city's recently released draft comprehensive plan.
Rivard Report
June 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
Mike Lydon shares ten of his favorite open streets events with USA Today.
USA Today
June 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Seeking relief from noise, pollution, and incessant traffic, the city of Barcelona has a bold plan to repurpose street space. "Superblocks" will route cars around the perimeter, leaving interior streets open for walkers and bikes.
The Guardian
June 15, 2016, 10am PDT
340 acres of vacant property, granted by the Federal Aviation Authority in the 1970s and 1980s, has a new vision for the future.
Councilmember Mike Bonin
June 15, 2016, 9am PDT
The Foot Traffic Ahead 2016 report, by Smart Growth America and The George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis ranks cities based on their walkability.
Smart Growth America
June 15, 2016, 6am PDT
The city of Pittsburgh is celebrating the conveyance of 660 acres of property known as Hays Woods. The property will one day become the largest park in the city.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A review of the recent "Future of Suburbia" event held at the Center for Advanced Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
June 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has released its annual comparison of property tax rates around the country, adding new wrinkles of analysis for this year's edition.
At Lincoln House
June 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The Las Vegas City Council will consider a new Downtown Las Vegas Master Plan this week.
June 12, 2016, 11am PDT
A pilot project combining the brain power and political will of the Detroit’s water department, Land Bank Authority, and the University of Michigan recently completed the first of four vacant lots into beautiful and functional bioretention gardens.
The Detroit News