Land Use

The Atlanta Studies website takes a deep dive into the history that produced the city of Atlanta as we know it today—and provides some suggestions on how to "correct some of its most atrocious attacks on the urban built environment."
16 hours ago   Atlanta Studies
As Cleveland, Ohio has lost population over the last decade, a disproportionate number of those leaving town are families with children. Today, only 10% of the city's population is nuclear families.
May 11, 2010   The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Part of Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC campaign involves taking detailed scans of the city from the sky to determine the suitability if sites for solar power.
May 10, 2010   The New York Times
Slate's Fred Kaplan points out that the Times Square bomber was thwarted because of Jacob's famous "eyes on the street."
May 10, 2010   Slate
Wisconsin looks back at tens years with a smart growth law in effect, with most critics calling it a success with some room for improvement.
May 10, 2010   Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel
New York's Broadway goes pedestrian, while Sacramento's K Street goes back to having car traffic. Are pedestrian plazas a relic of the past, or the wave of the future?
May 9, 2010   Next American City
Peter Harnik, director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land, believes that formulas for how much parkland cities and neighborhoods cause more harm than good.
May 7, 2010   NRDC Blog
The city of Vancouver is looking to expand its bike network with the proposal of a $25 million investment in bicycle infrastructure over the next two years.
May 6, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
The Buffalo News praises efforts by Mayor Byron W. Brown to completely rewrite the city's 59-year-old zoning code. The Mayor's initiative, dubbed the Buffalo Green Code, would place a new emphasis on sustainability and walkable neighborhoods.
May 6, 2010   Buffalo News
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking to inject some life back into the area surrounding the relatively empty park atop the city's infamous Big Dig.
May 6, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
Break out the Bunsen burner: Ric Stephens has broken down the science of city planning into this handy chart of elements. Exclusive
May 6, 2010  By Ric Stephens