Land Use

The rural county of Story in Iowa, located to the north of Des Moines, is launching a planning process that will set a 20-year planning agenda for the county's 90,000 residents.
2 hours ago   Ames Tribune
Local officials in Lake County, located north of Chicago, are concerned about the revenue implications of a decision to preserve a parcel of land they view as a potential commercial development.
May 15, 2015   Lake County News-Sun
Darnell Grisby makes the case for focusing on ridership and boardings (rather than travel time) and clarifying joint development rules to better facilitate transit oriented development and transit oriented communities.
May 15, 2015   Urban Land Magazine
Better architecture has been a consistent theme of the tenure of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The city's first comprehensive plan since 1965 could be the key tool in producing the desired results.
May 15, 2015   The Boston Globe
By many estimates, a city known for its pedestrian unfriendliness is developing pockets of local walkability. Minor disputes over pedestrian rights may add up to something bigger.
May 15, 2015   CityLab
Whether driveways are anti-urban or 'anti-pedestrian' depends on how we segregate street uses. As shared spaces where they cross sidewalks, driveways inform the wider question: what makes for a good street?
May 13, 2015   Urban Kchoze
When water policy and land use planning operate in separate spheres, it's more difficult to design for efficient resource use. Better communication is needed in the drought-stricken southwest.
May 13, 2015   Next City
Amid concerns about lackluster growth, Oregon's Clackamas County plans to create 10,000 new family wage jobs by 2019. But the county lacks the zoned land it needs to accomplish its goals.
May 13, 2015   OregonLive
A new study calculates the national consequences of restrictive housing regulations in three cities: San Francisco, New York, and San Jose.
May 12, 2015   New York Magazine
Expanded use of tax increment financing is on the table in Chicago—a city that invests less than its peers on building and running transit.
May 12, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
With the support of its executive leadership, Adelaide, Australia's experimentalist city council has encouraged ephemeral projects to enliven streets. "Splash Adelaide" projects can even override council policy.
May 12, 2015   Citiscope