Land Use

A goal for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to have established new rules for oil and gas drilling is looking less likely with each fruitless hearing.
2 days ago   The Denver Post
Toronto's former chief planner Paul Bedford asked his students at Ryerson University to present 100-year plans to re-imagine Toronto.
Apr 6, 2010   The Toronto Star
Witold Rybczynski says that people have lost their faith in city-driven urban planning, and that the private marketplace is driving the changes we need today.
Apr 5, 2010   Slate
After Katrina, the entire city of New Orleans had an opinion on how planning should move forward. With many groups intervening and making recommendations, is there too much planning going on?
Apr 5, 2010   The Design Observer
Texas' strict banking regulation may be partially responsible for its economic health.
Apr 5, 2010   The Big Money
Justin B. Hollander at Tufts University looks at the increasing shrinkage of cities like Flint, Michigan and Youngstown, Ohio and the myriad strategies these cities are taking to shrink effectively.
Apr 5, 2010   Cityscape
Here's one you don't find often - a neighborhood may sue the city of Sacramento for approving an infill project they categorize as 'too suburban and car-oriented', while the city council woman extolls the infill qualities, citing SB 375 and AB 32.
Apr 4, 2010   The Sacramento Bee - City News
Aaron Renn, The Urbanophile, argues that the stats actually show that cities are losing people in their urban cores, not gaining them.
Apr 4, 2010   New Geography
CNN turns its eye to the world of urban and transportation planning, highlighting five cities that are moving towards a more sustainable, urban-centric lifestyle.
Apr 3, 2010   CNN
Due to complexity of the issues related to our food system, altering the food system requires the type of interdisciplinary, comprehensive thinking at which urban planners excel.
Apr 2, 2010   Urban Farm Hub
A new book details how Walt Disney secretly secured the land for Walt Disney World in Florida, and created a special district of his own to give the company unprecedented control over the area.
Apr 2, 2010   SamLand's Disney Adventures