Land Use

Yet another climate change side effect: more frequent urban heat waves. And because urban temperatures tend higher than rural ones, cities should be ready to protect the most vulnerable.
6 hours ago   The Nature Conservancy - Cool Green Science
One city is prioritizing fiscal sanity over a new football stadium—at least for now.
May 27, 2015   SFGate
The annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study" offers a thorough resource for understanding the role of property taxes in fiscal responsibility at the municipal level.
May 27, 2015   At Lincoln House
Some planners and government officials in Dallas are concerned about the suburban boom occurring in counties north of Dallas. The reasons why are reminiscent of the Rust Belt in the 1960s.
May 25, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
Inside the deal that could open a huge swatch of highly protected Oregon coastal land to a developer with plans for a golf course.
May 25, 2015   The Oregonian
Sasha Khokha takes an in-depth look at the conflicting interests of cattle and almond businesses in California's Central Valley.
May 24, 2015   KQED
Detroit has Dan Gilbert, and for a few years, it looked like St. Louis had Paul McKee. Now that McKee's massive plans for the redevelopment of North St. Louis have failed expectations, what has been lost and what, potentially, can still be gained?
May 23, 2015   St. Louis Business Journal
Questions of how to regulate the sale of alcohol, how to enforce public intoxication, and whether or not alcohol leads to crime can quickly divide communities into factions. So what evidence exists to help cities answer these questions?
May 22, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
May 22, 2015   FiveThirtyEight
The Trust for Public Land released its 2015 ParkScore today, ranking the 75 largest U.S. cities on the metrics of acreage, facilities and investment, and access.
May 20, 2015   Trust for Public Land
At scale, the secret life of bees provides $15 billion in benefits to the country's agriculture industry each year.
May 20, 2015   The Washington Post