Land Use

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?
Yesterday   PlaceShakers
A conservative Christian reporter attended the Congress for New Urbanism this year, and found that many New Urbanists support strategies that don't fit neatly into Democratic or Republican platforms.
Jul 21, 2009   WORLD Magazine
Community activists in the South Bronx are working to "daylight" a long-buried stream and re-integrate some natural water treatment processes into the dense urban atmosphere.
Jul 21, 2009   The New York Moon
Prague's temporary riverfront beach gives locals a summer destination and a view on the city's iconic architecture.
Jul 21, 2009   The New York Times
Water policies in Syria and Turkey are draining the Euphrates River dry, and neighboring Iraq is feeling all the hurt from it.
Jul 20, 2009   The New York Times
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen looks at the recent city rankings compiled by the Natural Resources Defense Council and says the method of measurement doesn't really prove how sustainable a place is -- or how it's improving.
Jul 20, 2009   WorldChanging
This post from <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> looks at the park that just opened in St. Louis, and finds it effective at emphasizing the public art and public space that exist in the city -- even beyond the park's edges.
Jul 20, 2009   The Architect's Newspaper
The suburbs are steadily becoming more urban, with denser development, taller buildings, and a greater mix of uses.
Jul 20, 2009   USA Today
China's fast-paced development is making it into a major economic power. Its emphasis on urban policy is leaving the U.S. in the dust, writes Eugenie Birch.
Jul 18, 2009   Citiwire
According to the Washington Post, 62% of Americans think Sonia Sotomayor should be confirmed for the U.S Supreme Court because she is "about right" ideologically. The question is, how good will she be for municipal attorneys? Opinion
Jul 17, 2009   By Dwight Merriam
The city of Santa Monica has just unveiled its first segment of green street, one where rainwater runoff seeps into porous pavement and landscaping.
Jul 17, 2009   The Lookout