Land Use

August 19, 2016, 10am PDT
With a slew of new rail transit lines opening on the FasTracks system, Denver-area suburbs are readying their development environments for transit-oriented opportunities.
The Denver Post
August 17, 2016, 9am PDT
The Seattle City Council is currently considering the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The plan could change significantly from Mayor Ed Murray's proposed draft to the final, approved version.
The Urbanist
August 17, 2016, 5am PDT
Data collection used for planning purposes has traditionally focused on cars, rather than people. So far, innovative transportation technologies seem unconcerned with changing that pattern.
City Observatory
August 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
New York City has several famous examples of pedestrian-only environments, but last weekend's Shared Streets event was an experiment in co-existence.
StreetsBlog NYC
August 14, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus was recently added to Mayor de Blasio’s sweeping zoning reform plan. But Gowanus also has plans of its own.
New York Times
August 13, 2016, 11am PDT
An examination of the common trailer park reveals a few key lessons about land use, urban design, and private governance.
Strong Towns
August 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
David Bowie and Mick Jagger approved.
PlanPhilly
August 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Let the year-round party commence.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
Detroit is looking for ideas to make it easier to revitalize neighborhood main streets.
The Detroit News
August 11, 2016, 10am PDT
A 660-acre Bay Area brownfield served by commuter and light rail is the latest battleground between suburban communities intent on preserving open space and quality of life and meeting the Bay Area's unmet housing demand.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 11, 2016, 9am PDT
The same political force that helped bring the Central Subway in San Francisco is now opposing a proposal that grew in the project's wake—turning Stockton Street into a permanent pedestrian space.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
The New Orleans City Council must still approve regulations for short-term rentals, but the Planning Commission has spoken.
The Times-Picayune
August 10, 2016, 11am PDT
A pair of entrepreneurs has launched an app that allows property owners to rent driveway spaces to people looking for parking. Also, the app helps people find the parking they are looking for.
RI Future
August 10, 2016, 8am PDT
The question of whether New York City's new mandatory inclusionary housing policy should apply to a 17-story project in Manhattan could have wide-ranging implications.
The New York Times
August 10, 2016, 7am PDT
As the U.S. Department of Justice takes action to protect the religious freedoms of Muslims in the United States, zoning decisions have proven a particularly common source of anxiety among Muslim communities.
The New York Times
August 10, 2016, 6am PDT
An introductory lesson in mixed-use development produces lessons and resources for obesity reduction.
Forbes
August 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
The ghosts of the Mission Moratorium have returned to San Francisco, after a local supervisor has called for a halt to three projects while the city crafts legislation to regulate development in the neighborhood.
Mission Local
August 8, 2016, 5am PDT
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Planetizen
August 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Newly built urban places leave a lot to be desired, according to this article in Governing.
Governing
August 7, 2016, 11am PDT
A bill moving through the California Legislature, SB 734, would extend the reach of legislation from 2011 that benefitted the defunct Farmers Field football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times