Land Use

It makes economic sense: increase supply in desirable areas to match demand. These articles look at some of the factors complicating that story in on the west coast.
4 hours ago   City Observatory City Commentary
Planners in Los Angeles are considering a plan to remove two lanes of a strip of downtown street to create parkspace for the formerly light-industrial area's growing populations.
Jan 13, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Dongtan Eco City was planned for completion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. By that time, 5,000 people should be living there. However, the planned housing, water taxis, sewage‐recycling plant and energy park all failed to materialize.
Jan 12, 2010   The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal
Walkability is gaining ground in the determination of housing values.
Jan 12, 2010   The New York Times
All the architectural wonders of Dubai don't overshadow the city-state's poor urban planning, according to <em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin.
Jan 11, 2010   Chicago Tribune
Richard Reep decries the New Urbanists for ignoring the era from 1945-1955, when cars were part of the landscape but not the dominant force. He believes the planning of that time could be a perfect middle ground.
Jan 11, 2010   New Geography
The editors' choice of the most significant stories in the realm of urban planning, design and development of the "aughts" (2000-2009). The decade began with one crash and ended with another, but in between we've learned a lot about making cities. Exclusive
Jan 11, 2010  By Nate Berg
In Singapore, where land is precious, new concepts in building are being proposed to create shared resources for different industries in the same space.
Jan 9, 2010   AsiaOne
New parking lots and obstructed views of historic buildings would be forbidden under a new set of zoning rules being discussed for downtown Baltimore.
Jan 9, 2010   The Baltimore Sun
An artist collective in New York City is on a mission to blot out advertising in public space, covering it over with their art projects.
Jan 8, 2010   The Indypendent
Regional planning in CA's sprawling Central Valley has turned to the huge challenge of increasing density. Fortunately, SB 375 will facilitate planners' efforts to double Fresno County density to 8 units per acre. Yet institutional obstacles remain.
Jan 7, 2010   The Fresno Bee