Land Use

For the first time, full-color videos of the earth's surface will be made available to the public, with added options for paying customers. The imagery comes from two cameras on the International Space Station.
23 hours ago   Quartz
Recent work by the American Planning Association’s professional institute’s Community Planning Assistance Teams program examined the case study provided by growth management challenges in and around the city of Helena, Montana.
Jun 21, 2015   American Planning Association
New renderings for Populous & HMC Architects winning proposal give a close-up look at the new-and-improved Los Angeles Convention Center.
Jun 20, 2015   Urbanize LA
While still deeply attached to its history, today London is grappling with rapid population growth. The ensuing need to increase density in appropriate areas and improve connectivity present London with challenges of a quintessentially modern kind.
Jun 20, 2015   The Planning Report
Developed using open data from local government sources, built: LA is a mapping tool that displays the age of every building in the county. Much of the area's built environment is surprisingly old.
Jun 19, 2015   CityLab
Opposition to Walmart is now holding at just 50 percent, when people are asked how they would feel if a Walmart was proposed "in your community." Support for Walmart is up 16 percentage points since 2006.
Jun 19, 2015   The Saint Index
Reviewing the plausibility of replacing the thousand-year-old capital of Cairo with a new, master planner, $45 billion capital city.
Jun 18, 2015   Global Site Plans
Blog Post
Every once in a while, I get asked by media or elected officials whether a successful, attractive city can decide to stop growing. A variation of that question is whether there’s an ideal size for a city or region, and if a city can choose to stop growing at that ideal size. Blog Post
Jun 16, 2015   By Brent Toderian
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds evidence of the decline of sprawl as the dominant form of construction in the United States and attracted lots of media attention in the process.
Jun 16, 2015   Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences
The big market forces of Los Angeles long ignored Elysian Valley, colloquially called Frogtown. But now the neighborhood has hip cachet and residents are organizing to have a say as the area changes.
Jun 15, 2015   Los Angeles Review of Books
A panel at the recent Urban Land Institute conference in Houston considers the imperative of understanding mixed-use development and its various forms.
Jun 13, 2015   Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research