Land Use

A goal for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to have established new rules for oil and gas drilling is looking less likely with each fruitless hearing.
3 days ago   The Denver Post
New Jersey is either completely lacking a proper city, or one, big, giant city—depending on who you ask. One researcher believes its unique variety of urban sprawl offers lessons for the shaping of more holistic communities.
Nov 4, 2015   MIT Industrial Liaison Program
An excerpt from the introduction to "Parking Management for Smart Growth," by Richard W. Willson, Ph.D., FAICP. Here Willson argues for parking management strategies as a critical tool for communities to get more out of the space devoted to cars. Exclusive
Nov 2, 2015  By Richard Willson
In tomorrow's citywide election, San Francisco voters are faced with a suite of ballot propositions essentially offering a referendum on hot button issues like gentrification, neighborhood character, and supply vs. demand.
Nov 2, 2015   The New York Times
Blog Post
Earlier this month, planning academics from across the globe came together for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference. Blog Post
Nov 1, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Research into the various shapes of cities in India may be able to predict the economic success of the city's residents.
Oct 31, 2015   Knowledge @ Wharton
A ULI-led symposium in Cleveland is looking at how an update of the cit'’s outdated zoning code could revive some neighborhoods in the city.
Oct 30, 2015   Cleveland Plain-Dealer
The annual conference of the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Conference brought together over 500 planners looking for lessons in planning for growth. The conference site of Raleigh provided a case study for a flourishing region. Exclusive
Oct 29, 2015  By Pete Sullivan
A proposed extension of a 2013 law allowing commercial conversion to residential uses is threatening to "accelerate the hollowing out" of London.
Oct 28, 2015   The Guardian
Blog Post
"Sitting is the new smoking," as the saying goes. Standing and walking are increasingly recognized as important to one's health. There has been a great deal of attention in the transportation community to the walk mode over the past few years. Blog Post
Oct 28, 2015   By Steven Polzin
A comprehensive review of the inner-ring suburb of Evanston, Illinois, outside Chicago, and a transformation Jane Jacobs would surely love. The proof is in the pudding: Evanston car ownership are far below regional averages.
Oct 27, 2015   Politico Magazine