Land Use

A map released this week and shared on numerous websites shades the 4,871,270 U.S. Census Blocks with zero population. That includes rugged backcountry and suburban super malls.
15 hours ago   mapsbynik
City planners are rezoning an area of the Bronx known for auto shops and storage units to try to create a new bustling neighborhood like SoHo.
Feb 9, 2009   The Daily News
The New York Times takes a humorous look at the America's love affair (and breakup) with the mall over an Orange Julius at the Mall of America.
Feb 9, 2009   The New York Times
Cincinnati City Council has approved $50,000 in funding for the development of neighborhood-based form-based codes. The funding is the first step of 'Smart Code' implementation throughout several Cincinnati neighborhoods.
Feb 8, 2009   Building Cincinnati
This slideshow from <em>Treehugger</em> offers visions of the future of cities -- from decades ago and today.
Feb 7, 2009   Treehugger
DC writer Alec Dubro questions the pursuit of the green car, concluding we should cease its financial support. Though people may prefer the car culture, it would make more sense to pursue a ‘post car future’, citing Portland’s compact neighborhoods.
Feb 6, 2009   The Progressive
Architect Oscar Niemeyer has released plans to build new iconic buildings near the UNESCO-protected cultural and government center he designed in Brasilia 50 years ago. But locals have voiced opposition.
Feb 6, 2009   Associated Press
The suburbs are struggling right now, but they are still around, physically. Allison Arieff asks what will happen to them next?
Feb 5, 2009   The New York Times
In this op-ed, Peter Calthorpe warns against a massive investment to stimulate sprawl as was done after WWII. He notes 3 areas that need smart investment to make the American Dream sustainable: urban transit, environment, and multi-family housing.
Feb 5, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco and other cities have historically given developers the incentive to build taller for providing a proportional amount of public space. This article looks at what has worked as well as how it has backfired.
Feb 4, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Mixed communication, contested railway lines and the collision of local, state and federal entities has put the future of Atlanta's Beltline greenspace and transit project.
Feb 4, 2009   Atlanta Journal-Constitution