Land Use

As the redesign for LOVE Park begins, Ashley Hahn reminds us of the park's role in supporting and maintaining civic life in the city of brotherly love.
20 hours ago   PlanPhilly
A documentary focusing on Portland's urban growth boundary begins airing this month on public television stations across the country. It includes interviews with proponents on all sides of the smart growth issue.
May 5, 2009   PR Web
In Boston for a conference, Mary Newsom reflects on the lessons that Sun Belt cities can take from historic cities like Cambridge to prepare for the future.
May 4, 2009   The Charlotte Observer
I missed the APA national conference for the first time in 15 years -- but I quickly heard reports that one of the hot topics focused on banning electronic message boards.  I dissent. Opinion
May 4, 2009   By Eric Damian Kelly
Anchorage, Alaska recently completed a citywide bicycle master plan. Despite the costs of the projects in the plan, this oped argues it's exactly the blueprint the city needs to put into action.
May 4, 2009   Anchorage Daily News
Nine new sites have been selected by New York City's Department of Transportation for conversion into public plazas.
May 4, 2009   Streetsblog
City government is made up of many individual parts. Though they need to work together, they aren't typically very good at it -- especially in big cities. Recently, an interdepartmental group of city officials in Los Angeles came together to try to improve the way they work together and the way they better their city. Exclusive
May 4, 2009  By Nate Berg
Introducing car sharing (ZipCar, Hertz Connect, etc,) to a development can significantly reduce parking demand and, hence, construction costs. Opinion
May 3, 2009   By Ian Sacs
<em>Metropolis</em> talks with William Saunders, editor of Harvard Design Magazine, about his new book covering the evolving field of urban design.
May 3, 2009   Metropolis
DOT and HUD announce a joint effort to merge land use and planning to improve livability. CNU's John Norquist comments on the merger.
May 2, 2009   New Urban News
Diversity is important to neighborhood commercial areas, but getting the right balance of retail and restaurants without disincentivizing the former is not so simple.
Apr 30, 2009   Greater Greater Washington