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.
13 hours ago   City Observatory City Commentary
Local food and small farming are part of a growing food trend in the U.S. But, as Steph Larsen writes, the trend is going to need more infrastructure down the supply chain to sustain itself
Jan 7, 2010   Grist
A 137-mile clean energy transmission line has been approved in the UK, connecting wind and wave power facilities near the coast. But some environmental groups are not happy about the plan.
Jan 7, 2010   Guardian
While car use is growing in Beijing and other Chinese cities, cars account for less than 1% of trips in the Xiguan district of Guangzhou. Karl Fjellstrom explains how the city has used preserved its historic core for walking.
Jan 6, 2010   Carbusters
As if all this inclement weather hasn't been hassle enough for those of us who cherish our cars, I practically careened into another tragic loss for the rightfully auto-minded recently in Hoboken, New Jersey.  It seems the needs of lofty pedestrians et.al. Blog Post
Jan 5, 2010   By Ian Sacs
Kaid Benfield of the NRDC reviews The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany, Jeff Speck and Mike Lydon. Benfield gives it high marks for style and substance, and for the way it incorporates environmental issues.
Jan 5, 2010   NRDC Blog
<em>The New York Times</em> looks at plans for the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, which could break ground within months.
Jan 4, 2010   The New York Times
New regulations in Virginia limiting their use may be the death knell for cul-de-sacs. Planners and developers debate their worth, but new studies show they aren't cost effective for cities, or even as safe as assumed.
Jan 4, 2010   Fast Company
New London, Connecticut was dealt a major blow when pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced plans to pack up and leave the heavily city-subsidized building New London had lured the company with. Bill Fulton looks at the impact of the move.
Jan 4, 2010   Governing
Preservation groups and land trusts are beneficiaries of the economic recession, as prices on land have dropped low enough for many to buy up land for conservation purposes.
Jan 3, 2010   The New York Times
<em>Curbed LA</em> takes an amusing look at the urban planning proposals that bubbled up in L.A. throughout 2009.
Jan 3, 2010   Curbed LA