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.
5 hours ago   CityLab
With increasing urbanization spreading throughout global cities, Justin McGuirk argues that city design is the biggest challenge acing designers.
Mar 29, 2010   Guardian
America is suffering from a glut of underused space- our homes, offices, and shopping centers. How can we get more efficient in our use of space? Alison Arieff has this report.
Mar 28, 2010   The New York Times
The giant Cape Wind turbine farm project has overcome significant opposition, but now two Massachusetts tribes are attempting to block its construction, claiming cultural and religious issues.
Mar 27, 2010   The Los Angeles Times
The beauty of street paint is that it costs next to nothing and it can have a huge effect in a very short period of time.  Anyone watching how New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan transforms public streets into public spaces with paint, planters, seating, and signs knows how the installation of these materials overnight works like magic. Blog Post
Mar 27, 2010   By Ian Sacs
NY DOT head Janette Sadik-Kahn spoke in Los Angeles earlier this week to a adoring crowd, with advice on how to make room for bikes and pedestrians.
Mar 26, 2010   The Los Angeles Times
The land underneath a Toronto highway overpass will be converted into a neighborhood park. Officials hope it will spark the revival of one of the city's underused waterfront neighborhoods.
Mar 26, 2010   Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
Detroit may have been the Motor City, but New York City was where the car became king, according to a new book and exhibit which look at the history of the automobile in New York in the early 1900s.
Mar 26, 2010   The New York Times
This post from <em>NRDC</em>'s Kaid benfield compares the two Florida cities of Lehigh Acres and Venice, where land use decisions created one city doomed to fail and another that's on a fast rise.
Mar 25, 2010   NRDC Switchboard
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing recently delivered his first "state of the city" speech since taking office, and included a broad list of proposals that could bring about a widespread revisioning of the struggling city.
Mar 25, 2010   The Detroit News
Digital billboards with flashing and changing images are being outlawed in cities across the country.
Mar 25, 2010   USA Today