Land Use

Here's a head scratcher: in its ambition to meet the affordable housing goals of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has proposed the redevelopment of 15 community gardens on city-owned property.
15 hours ago   Brownstoner
An op-ed by the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board takes cues from London's regional transportation planning efforts in an argument supporting regional planning for the San Francisco-San Jose Bay Area.
Dec 29, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
File under tools for the tool kit: Jarrett Walker of Human Transit shares details about Nearmap, an aerial photography tool that serves as a helpful alternative to Google Earth.
Dec 29, 2014   Human Transit
Environmentalists and developers are in a race against time to prevent a proposed oil-by-rail facility in Vancouver, Washington.
Dec 29, 2014   New York Times
The Mount Laurel doctrine, as its known, has been a constant sticking point for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration. The New York Times editorial board suggests that the court must take control of affordable housing.
Dec 28, 2014   New York Times
In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. So you’d presumably be safe in assuming that the planning and design of his village at the North Pole would reflect a similar insistence on best practices. But is it so?
Dec 25, 2014   PlaceShakers
Mike Ferguson reports on the process of updating the growth plan—working title "Beyond Billings"—for the city of Billings, Montana.
Dec 23, 2014   Billings Gazette
"The city should consider road diets for all streets with excess car capacity, although they're not always politically easy," writes John Greenfield.
Dec 23, 2014   Crain's Chicago Business
Washington D.C. is ready for a change in parking policy. The District Department of Transportation announced plans, so far mostly conceptual, to launch the parkDC value pricing system next summer.
Dec 21, 2014   The Washington Post
Recently elected Mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia, 37 years old, outlines his priorities: education, climate change, and economic development.
Dec 19, 2014   The Planning Report
However your read the tea leaves, if it's true the 'burbs are reinventing themselves in the new era, it’s walkable, compact urbanism that's providing a game plan.
Dec 18, 2014   PlaceShakers