Land Use

Recently elected Mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia, 37 years old, outlines his priorities: education, climate change, and economic development.
Yesterday   The Planning Report
Practical lessons and best practices will be helpful in empowering land banks to curb the spread of blight, foreclosures, and abandoned properties.
Oct 21, 2014   Center for Community Progress
One of the country's largest cities has been growing quickly and will continue to grow—how is Oklahoma City planning for the future?
Oct 20, 2014   The Oklahoman
Houston is preparing for a new wave of population growth by preparing a comprehensive plan. The question is what kind of city Houston wants to be.
Oct 20, 2014   Architect
Research has shown that the world's largest land use, grazing, holds enormous potential when linked with composting, to dramatically reduce the carbon content of the atmosphere through sequestration while concurrently restoring degraded rangeland.
Oct 20, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
A new database from the Oakland-based Transform group maps and tracks unused parking spaces in multifamily housing developments.
Oct 18, 2014   Streetsblog LA
Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert has an urbanist streak. And only people with his kind of money can singlehandedly buy out big chunks of downtown Detroit. But will his approach to neighborhood-making actually benefit the city as a whole?
Oct 17, 2014   Grist
Linh Tat reports on the opening of a new waterfront park created and maintained by two New Jersey cities: North Bergen and Guttenberg.
Oct 16, 2014   North Jersey
In need of 80 additional employees to keep up with the city's pothole repair deficit, Mayor Rah Emanuel is proposing that the city raise taxes parking.
Oct 15, 2014   Chicago Sun-Times - Politics
Washington D.C.'s long deliberated and closely watched zoning code update is moving forward, and supporters of progressive land use regulations have reason to be encouraged.
Oct 14, 2014   Greater Greater Washington
When it comes to public transportation, walkable commercial districts, and supporting the arts, Pasadena has some things figured out.
Oct 14, 2014   The Planning Report