Land Use

If you haven't noticed, the debate over how to address housing affordability and preservation has been contentious and political for quite some time. Late last month, however…Shit. Got. Real. Blog Post
4 hours ago   By Reuben Duarte
The editors' choice of the most significant stories in the realm of urban planning, design and development of the "aughts" (2000-2009). The decade began with one crash and ended with another, but in between we've learned a lot about making cities. Exclusive
Jan 11, 2010  By Nate Berg
In Singapore, where land is precious, new concepts in building are being proposed to create shared resources for different industries in the same space.
Jan 9, 2010   AsiaOne
New parking lots and obstructed views of historic buildings would be forbidden under a new set of zoning rules being discussed for downtown Baltimore.
Jan 9, 2010   The Baltimore Sun
An artist collective in New York City is on a mission to blot out advertising in public space, covering it over with their art projects.
Jan 8, 2010   The Indypendent
Regional planning in CA's sprawling Central Valley has turned to the huge challenge of increasing density. Fortunately, SB 375 will facilitate planners' efforts to double Fresno County density to 8 units per acre. Yet institutional obstacles remain.
Jan 7, 2010   The Fresno Bee
Local food and small farming are part of a growing food trend in the U.S. But, as Steph Larsen writes, the trend is going to need more infrastructure down the supply chain to sustain itself
Jan 7, 2010   Grist
A 137-mile clean energy transmission line has been approved in the UK, connecting wind and wave power facilities near the coast. But some environmental groups are not happy about the plan.
Jan 7, 2010   Guardian
While car use is growing in Beijing and other Chinese cities, cars account for less than 1% of trips in the Xiguan district of Guangzhou. Karl Fjellstrom explains how the city has used preserved its historic core for walking.
Jan 6, 2010   Carbusters
As if all this inclement weather hasn't been hassle enough for those of us who cherish our cars, I practically careened into another tragic loss for the rightfully auto-minded recently in Hoboken, New Jersey.  It seems the needs of lofty pedestrians et.al. Blog Post
Jan 5, 2010   By Ian Sacs
Kaid Benfield of the NRDC reviews The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany, Jeff Speck and Mike Lydon. Benfield gives it high marks for style and substance, and for the way it incorporates environmental issues.
Jan 5, 2010   NRDC Blog