Land Use

It makes economic sense: increase supply in desirable areas to match demand. These articles look at some of the factors complicating that story in on the west coast.
Yesterday   City Observatory City Commentary
Inside the deal that could open a huge swatch of highly protected Oregon coastal land to a developer with plans for a golf course.
May 25, 2015   The Oregonian
Sasha Khokha takes an in-depth look at the conflicting interests of cattle and almond businesses in California's Central Valley.
May 24, 2015   KQED
Detroit has Dan Gilbert, and for a few years, it looked like St. Louis had Paul McKee. Now that McKee's massive plans for the redevelopment of North St. Louis have failed expectations, what has been lost and what, potentially, can still be gained?
May 23, 2015   St. Louis Business Journal
Questions of how to regulate the sale of alcohol, how to enforce public intoxication, and whether or not alcohol leads to crime can quickly divide communities into factions. So what evidence exists to help cities answer these questions?
May 22, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
Newly released population data provides entre for a discussion about the nature of cities.
May 22, 2015   FiveThirtyEight
The Trust for Public Land released its 2015 ParkScore today, ranking the 75 largest U.S. cities on the metrics of acreage, facilities and investment, and access.
May 20, 2015   Trust for Public Land
At scale, the secret life of bees provides $15 billion in benefits to the country's agriculture industry each year.
May 20, 2015   The Washington Post
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What would a policy that requires development to make more efficient use of land and resources (like water, for instance) look like? Exclusive
May 20, 2015  By Eliot Allen
The city of Mountain View chose to allot most of the redevelopment rights in its much sought-after North Bayshore area not to the city's largest employer and taxpayer but to LinkedIn's more conventional proposal.
May 19, 2015   The New York Times - Bits
The "health, safety, and general welfare" of our communities are poorly served by the outcomes of the status quo.
May 19, 2015   PlaceShakers