Land Use

Voters in the Colorado town of Boulder will consider a city charter amendment that would assign land use regulation power to 66 neighborhood-level voting districts.
14 hours ago   CityLab
A proud suburban resident defends her neighborhood from the criticisms of city-dwellers. It's not walkable, it's not perfect, but it's home.
Sep 22, 2015   Star Tribune
Features like blank street facades literally turn us off, decreasing mental stimulation and bringing on restlessness and stress. Research points to worrying consequences for people who find their city, well, boring.
Sep 22, 2015   Aeon
A simple chart allows an easy comparison between the varieties of housing that comprise the housing stock of U.S. cities.
Sep 22, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Unsurprisingly, an editorial titled "Gentrify East New York" provoked a strong response from the public.
Sep 21, 2015   Crain's New York Business
A new law makes it impossible for property owners delinquent on their property taxes to bid in a foreclosure auction to keep their homes. Larger, commercial interests are benefitting from the change.
Sep 21, 2015   CityLab
A group of business students completed an analysis finding reasons to support a proposal to build an NFL stadium on the riverfront in St. Louis.
Sep 21, 2015   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The latest installment of the Planners Across America series interviews John Rahaim, planning director for the City and County of San Francisco, about the heightened passions and perpetual controversies of planning in the City by the Bay. Exclusive
Sep 21, 2015  By Josh Stephens
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 13th annual Smart Growth Achievement Awards recognize communities that lead the way in compact, walkable growth.
Sep 19, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
In Atlanta—and throughout the country—city politicians have proven willing and eager to support stadium construction. But though these facilities are marketed as economic drivers, they often cause steep declines instead.
Sep 18, 2015   AlterNet
According to New York Yimby, Mayor de Blasio's proposed inclusionary zoning policy could do more to protect small market-rate developments, without affordable housing, than it will to create affordable units.
Sep 18, 2015   New York YIMBY