Land Use

A suite of zoning changes under consideration by the Tacoma Planning Commission provoked its "most well-attended" hearing in decades.
7 hours ago   The News Tribune
Seattle's recent Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations have created a sensational dialogue about zoning, affordability and neighborhood change. Chuck Wolfe explains how this may create an unprecedented basis for consensus in the city.
Aug 9, 2015   Crosscut
A term you need to know.
Aug 8, 2015   New York Magazine
The Prospect North Partnership intends to build a fully integrated, resource-efficient neighborhood in a prime yet underdeveloped location.
Aug 8, 2015   MinnPost
According to a new rule, developers building over known faults will need to drill or take samples to find the rift's exact position. While it slows down construction, the measure might prevent catastrophic future quake damage.
Aug 7, 2015   KPCC
Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.
Aug 7, 2015   Human Transit
Long stretches of Connecticut's "lifeblood" shoreline rail line lie in the path of rising seas and future floods. While moving the tracks further inland is prohibitively expensive, a resilience plan is still needed.
Aug 7, 2015   The Connecticut Mirror
Exclusive
An op-ed describes a paradox produced by the ongoing debates over density while also presenting potential solutions for overcoming the resulting impasse. Exclusive
Aug 6, 2015  By Gerhard Mayer
An organization tasked with oversight of the accounting methods of government agencies will require local governments to report the value of property, sales, and income tax breaks.
Aug 6, 2015   The Wall Street Journal
Blog Post
In an excellent blog post, Reuben Duarte explained that many big-city zoning disputes involve a conflict of visions: a "preservation camp" favors preserving neighborhood character at all costs, while an "affordability camp" favors construction of Blog Post
Aug 5, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Blog Post
If you haven't noticed, the debate over how to address housing affordability and preservation has been contentious and political for quite some time. Late last month, however…Shit. Got. Real. Blog Post
Aug 4, 2015   By Reuben Duarte