Land Use

What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
13 hours ago   PlaceShakers
Barcelona, Spain is planning a redesign of La Diagonal, an important boulevard, and is asking citizens to make the final choice between two alternatives or no change at all.
Mar 22, 2010   Arkinet
Jevon's Paradox is the idea that the more efficient a resource becomes, the more it is consumed. With new future fuels in the works, those promoting sustainability and conservation find themselves at odds with innovation.
Mar 22, 2010   Fast Company
This article from <em>Architect</em> looks at how GIS is integrating itself into the toolbox of architects.
Mar 21, 2010   Architect
Activists have turned the site of a former inner-city freeway in San Francisco into a community garden.
Mar 21, 2010   Good
A string of connected parks laced through cities has been a vision of city planners since the days of Olmsted. Ben Welle of the Center for City Park Excellence has some ideas how that that vision can be implemented today.
Mar 19, 2010   City Parks Blog
In the Bronx, Brooklyn, and even the Upper East Side, rooftop farming is making inroads. The City Greens profiles a handful of these urban pioneers.
Mar 19, 2010   The City Greens
The streetscape of San Francisco is changing, one tiny piece at a time. Planners are slowly taking over pieces of the streets and turning them into tiny "parklets" for pedestrians.
Mar 19, 2010   Streetsblog San Francisco
Some planners are warning that high speed rail could spur exurban growth and sprawl.
Mar 18, 2010   Wired
Through a new competition, the city of Seattle is looking to revive and reuse the alleys of the urban core.
Mar 18, 2010   Crosscut
WalMart made an offer to purchase a plot from a family in Frankenmuth, Michigan, but withdrew the offer when the City Council rezoned the land for a limited building size. The family sued, and a federal judge awarded them $3.6 million.
Mar 17, 2010   The Saginaw News