Land Use

In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. So you’d presumably be safe in assuming that the planning and design of his village at the North Pole would reflect a similar insistence on best practices. But is it so?
23 hours ago   PlaceShakers
In preparation for CNU 17 in Denver, the hometown paper published three op-eds on the importance of new urbanism, how it is changing development throughout the country, Denver's stellar role in it, and examples of it being put to use in the region.
Jun 10, 2009   The Denver Post
A segment of New York City's High Line elevated park is set to open this week. <em>New York</em> Magazine looks at the real estate and architecture booms that's accompanying it.
Jun 10, 2009   New York
City officials in Houston are set to consider plans to incentivize broad pedestrian walkways near existing and planned light rail stations within the city.
Jun 10, 2009   The Houston Chronicle
A new 350,000-person eco-city is being planned in China, this time with cooperation from Singapore. Planners are hopeful that it can serve as a sustainable model for development in countries with high population growth.
Jun 10, 2009   Guardian
Boulder's open space planners are calling for the intervention of different interest groups, including dog lovers, equestrians and hikers, to set rules for the city's most popular trails.
Jun 9, 2009   Daily Camera
A roundtable discussion on the projected growth in the Bay Area of California, and the planning tools being unveiled that will help mitigate the projected increase of an additional 2 million inhabitants to the region by 2035.
Jun 9, 2009   KQED.org
A new growth management law in Florida is both good news and bad news, says Jane Healy of the Orlando Sentinel.
Jun 9, 2009   Orlando Sentinel
The growth in hybrid car sales is a welcome sign that a major change in the automobile industry is afoot.  The shift to transport infrastructure that is not based on the archaic complexity of an internal combustion engine, with its hundreds of moving parts and compressed fuel explosions, has been long put off by an automobile industry, happy with status quo, partnered with oil cartels with the power to price their product as if it were in endless supply.  But with smack-in-the-face-reality fuel prices last summer, the collapse of the so-called “Big Three” over the winter, and the simultaneous Opinion
Jun 9, 2009   By Ian Sacs
Hayward, which is an East Bay suburb of San Francisco, has laid the groundwork for a nearly car-free housing development for environmentally conscious living.
Jun 9, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Officials of Bridgeport admitted that the city's Master Plan of Conservation and Development was improperly adopted last year.
Jun 8, 2009   Connecticut Post