Land Use

The Mount Laurel doctrine, as its known, has been a constant sticking point for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration. The New York Times editorial board suggests that the court must take control of affordable housing.
12 hours ago   New York Times
Dense Cairo has few sanctioned public spaces. So residents make do wherever they can.
Jun 21, 2009   The New York Times
New York City's planning commission recently approved a plan to revitalize Coney Island.
Jun 20, 2009   Crain's New York Business
The Lighthouse at Long Island is a proposed 5.5 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development covering 150 acres of Nassau County. The developers see it as a new form of smart growth suburbia.
Jun 19, 2009   The New York Times
25 farmers in Fairfield County, Ohio are attempting to prevent future development by preserving their farmland in permanent agricultural use.
Jun 19, 2009   The Columbus Dispatch
Portland, Oregon sees the revival of building styles not seen since the last time streetcars rolled through the city.
Jun 18, 2009   The Oregonian
A new study provides further evidence that incorporating sidewalks into existing neighborhoods is a practical and inexpensive way of encouraging people to exercise.
Jun 18, 2009   SDSU NewsCenter
As the population rises, underused and empty spaces are going to fill in. How well the transition works depends on shifts in demographics and infrastructure, as well as architecture. A studio of UCLA architecture students were asked to plot that transition. But before they could be architects, they had to be planners. Exclusive
Jun 18, 2009  By Nate Berg
With great fanfare, the Bay Area's Greenbelt Alliance has released a new report, "Grow Smart Bay Area", the premise being that future population and job growth can be accommodated by infill and by doing so, will add to the region's sustainability.
Jun 17, 2009   San Jose Mercury News
South Walton is considering pass a height ordinance to limit the buildings to 50 feet.
Jun 17, 2009   Northwest Florida Daily News
Mini-farms across the city boost neighborhood appearances, help low-income residents in tough economic times
Jun 17, 2009   Philadelphia Daily News