Land Use

Chicago gains a new open space today, located on an island on Lake Michigan just across from Soldier Field and Burnham Harbor.
6 min ago   Chicago Tribune
In a new report looking at how cities in the American West can fight global warming, the authors conclude that the best strategy is to focus on economic and energy efficiency through smart growth.
Feb 4, 2010   Lincoln Institute of Land Policy blog
The City of Portland is considering its 2030 Bike Plan today. Some question whether the $613 million price tag is worthwhile.
Feb 4, 2010   The Oregonian
As a preventive measure to avoid future NIMBYism, an Air Force base in Arizona has effectively blocked the spread of residential development close to its borders.
Feb 4, 2010   The Arizona Republic
The <em>Guardian</em> asks prominent thinkers what sort of city London will be in 20 years.
Feb 4, 2010   Guardian
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
Feb 4, 2010   NYTimes: Opinionator Blog
Haiti's official seismologist predicted the earthquake, and says the capital is in a high-risk zone for future quakes. With funds coming in to rebuild, the decision is pressing.
Feb 3, 2010   Spiegel International
This post from <em>GOOD</em> looks at how a street can become a bicycle corridor.
Feb 3, 2010   Good
Most attempts to regulate suburban development have focused on containing the growth of suburban housing. But such regulation, by restricting the supply of buildable land, risks incresing housing prices. And from a more libertarian perspective, an individual's interest in choosing to "drive to qualify" may seem quite appealing. Attempts to regulate commercial suburban development do not involve the same sentimental considerations as limits on residential development, but do risk increasing prices for commercial land, thus increasing prices for everything else. Blog Post
Feb 3, 2010   By Michael Lewyn
This post from <em>The Nature Conservancy</em> examines the impact of urbanization on nature and finds that our rising food needs will be one of the most important implications.
Feb 3, 2010   The Nature Conservancy
This article recalls the story of Patricia Moore, who dressed up as an 80-year-old woman to better understand how the elderly interact with products and the built environment.
Feb 3, 2010   California College of the Arts