Land Use

A proposal in Minneapolis would restrict the development of drive-throughs, in pedestrian-friendly parts of the city, as a safety measure for all non-car users of the street.
1 hour ago   Minneapolis Star Tribune
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> columnist David Lazarus offers broad suggestions for fixing public transit in L.A.
May 20, 2010   Los Angeles Times
<em>The Atlantic</em> talks with architect and planner Andres Duany about 30 years of the New Urbanism, and how the urban landscape of America has changed over that time.
May 20, 2010   The Atlantic
Baltimore's Middle Branch waterfront has sat unused for years, since its recent decline as an industrial hub. But a developer has a new plan to drastically remake the 52-acre shoreline.
May 20, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
This report from <em>The Globe and Mail</em> looks at a recent study of three of Canada's big cities -- Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto -- and compares their densities and development patterns.
May 20, 2010   The Globe and Mail
Gary Toth and Hannah Twaddell untangle the complexity of planning for rural communities.
May 19, 2010   Blueprint America
Deputy Mayor Naomi Tsur of Jerusalem is proposing that the city must 'emerge from its [many] walls', and connect and enhance its vibrant public spaces.
May 19, 2010   myurbanist
A major grocer in Ohio is trying to keep some of its smaller stores open in areas that would otherwise be food deserts. But profits are hard to come by, and stores continue to move out of town.
May 18, 2010   The Cincinnati Enquirer
Advanced laser imaging technology known as lidar has proven to be an effective and fast way to map ancient Mayan villages.
May 18, 2010   The New York Times
A piece in The Atlantic argues that telecommuting trends could have significant impacts on the built environment.
May 17, 2010   The Atlantic
When we think of sprawl, we usually picture suburban life. But inner cities also took on the character of sprawl when freeways came in and were buildings torn down, say Christopher T. McCahill and Norman Garrick. Exclusive
May 17, 2010  By Norman Garrick