Land Use

For years, San Francisco has set aside transit-only lanes. However, with a fresh coat of red paint, the city has seen significant service improvements.
Yesterday   Greater Greater Washington
The ongoing effort to improve Japantown shows just how difficult it can be to shed the past.
May 13, 2009   The San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will officially open the new pedestrian transit plaza on 17th St., built on a swath of land in the Castro district that until recently allowed cars.
May 13, 2009   Streetsblog SF
Atlanta is seen by many as the economic powerhouse of the South. But some say Charlotte's progress in providing transit and reducing traffic may begin to tip the scales.
May 13, 2009   Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<em>Prevention</em> magazine has pulled together a list of the top 25 American cities for walking.
May 12, 2009   Prevention
Michigan's Mackinac Island has been car-free since 1898. GOOD Magazine pays a visit to the island and finds that far from being Luddite, the island is very progressive, from extensive wifi to hydroelectric power.
May 12, 2009   GOOD Magazine
Jane's Walk is a fledgling yearly festival following in Jacobs' esteemed footsteps. Participants in cities around the world like Winnipeg take people on walking tours of their neighborhoods, illuminating their local urbanism.
May 11, 2009   Winnepeg Free Press
With stimulus funding creating new transit projects across the country, now may be a great time to use innovative methods for funding development around transit, say Nadine Fogarty and Gloria Ohland of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. Portland and Denver are just two communities that have seen property values rise around rail. Exclusive
May 11, 2009  By Nadine Fogarty
Despite a congressional ruling last year that prevents them, wight uranium mining operations have been approved near the Grand Canyon.
May 8, 2009   Scientific American
Opinion
May 8, 2009   By Mike Lydon
A park proposed for Newark's Passaic River waterfront has been an unfulfilled vision for at least a decade. But city officials say the Trust for Public Land will help radically speed up plans for a park.
May 7, 2009   Newark Star-Ledger