Land Use

Practical lessons and best practices will be helpful in empowering land banks to curb the spread of blight, foreclosures, and abandoned properties.
6 hours ago   Center for Community Progress
"Rules established in another era need to be rethought, " said Xavier de Sousa Briggs, associate director of the White House Office of Management and Budget this weekend in Cambridge. Opinion
Apr 26, 2009   By Tim Halbur
The park under a new bridge in Providence succeeds in creating an interesting space in the city, and shows that concrete doesn't have to be dull.
Apr 26, 2009   The Providence Journal
This article from <em>High Country News</em> dissects the Arizona real estate collapse through the lens of one exurb.
Apr 26, 2009   High Country News
Iowa City's planning commission says yes, and is considering mandating that future bars and liquor stores be more spread out to stop a recent rash of violence in the area.
Apr 24, 2009   The Washington Post
Philadelphia's SugerHouse waterfront development could learn a thing or two from San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, according to this piece.
Apr 24, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
As a developer turned bicycle activist, Brad Knoefler is trying to bring an urban greenway to one of Miami's most blighted neighborhoods. However, a myriad of red tape remains to be cut.
Apr 23, 2009   Miami Herald
Last week, with a $4.5 million budget deficit and no development activity, the Petaluma City Council took the drastic step of eliminating its entire planning department.
Apr 22, 2009   California Planning & Development Report
"If we can develop and design streets so that they are wonderful, fulfilling places to be - community-building places, attractive for all people - then we will have successfully designed about one-third of the city." Opinion
Apr 21, 2009   By Brent Toderian
U.S. states and officials are looking North to Canada where public-private partnerships have successfully funded infrastructure projects for years in British Columbia.
Apr 21, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
As urban cycling increases, cities like Seattle are finding that they need to change the way they think about users of the road.
Apr 21, 2009   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer