Land Use

While the plan to transform the Bellwood Quarry into Westside Reservoir Park waits, as it has done for eight years, an Atlanta councilmember proposes locating the endangered Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center near the site.
13 hours ago   Creative Loafing Atlanta
Preconceptions and lofty goals surround New York's soon-to-open High Line park. But the unprecedented inner city rail line conversion leaves much up in the air, according to this piece from <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em>.
Apr 20, 2009   The Architect's Newspaper
 At a company presentation about environmental impact the other week a colleague included a historic photograph of Scollay Square in Boston.  You are pardoned if, even after visiting or living in that city, this doesn't sound familiar because all prominent characteristics of the area were summarily Opinion
Apr 20, 2009   By Ian Sacs
Slow Cities? Swedish sustainability? Collaborative networks of small towns across the world are coming together to share knowledge and drive innovation, particularly when it comes to sustainable living. Heike Mayer and Paul L. Knox of Virginia Tech are authors of a new book on small town sustainability. Exclusive
Apr 20, 2009  By Heike Mayer
A thoughtful look at what made Daniel Burnham's plan for the City of Chicago so successful.
Apr 20, 2009   Urbanophile
Among the installations at the Ecological Urbanism exhibit at Harvard's Graduate School of Design is a collection of smells from 200 Mexico City neighborhoods.
Apr 19, 2009   The Boston Globe
The United Arab Emirates has plenty of tall, flashy buildlings, but the rush to build has largely left street life scarce in many parts.
Apr 18, 2009   The National (Abu Dhabi)
A stalled and abandoned development along the Florida coast is being scouted by the Trust for Public Land as a possible site for "un-development" -- a return to its natural state as open space.
Apr 17, 2009   Los Angeles Times
A Washington, D.C. entertainment district was meant to follow the construction of a baseball stadium, but, for now, the area is victim to overly ambitious plans to develop as quickly as possible.
Apr 17, 2009   The Washington Post
According to this article, community gardens can reinvent struggling neighborhoods by causing its residents to "band together."
Apr 16, 2009   Chicago Tribune
The old saying is that he who has the gold, rules. The fact that Orange County motorists have a toll road carving through a magnificent canyon while rich folks in Malibu get to live next to scenic hillsides proves the rule, writes Bill Fulton.
Apr 16, 2009   California Planning & Development Report