Land Use

A proposal in Minneapolis would restrict the development of drive-throughs, in pedestrian-friendly parts of the city, as a safety measure for all non-car users of the street.
Yesterday   Minneapolis Star Tribune
Indonesia's capital, population 10 million, is slowly sinking below sea level. To protect itself and drive the economy, the city is building a 25-mile bird-shaped seawall, to be topped with luxury development.
Dec 22, 2015   Quartz
As Mayor de Blasio pulls out all the stops to make the case for zoning proposals critical to his affordable housing plans, the Citizens Budget Commission assessed the economics of housing construction in the city.
Dec 19, 2015   New York Citizens Budget Commission
After 500 hours of analyzing its downtown transit center, Anchorage officials have come to one conclusion: The only way to fix this building is to shut it and gut it. The transit center, over three decades, has become a blight on Downtown.
Dec 18, 2015   Alaska Commons
Journalist Alex Ulam speaks with Sarene Marshall, director of the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability, about the role conservation is playing in fighting climate change and her role at the agency.
Dec 18, 2015   Doggerel
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Dec 18, 2015  By James Brasuell
Congress is on pace to wrap up a major piece of federal legislation before leaving for recess.
Dec 17, 2015   APA Policy News
The traditional functions of planning are going to look a lot different in Seattle when the calendar changes to 2016.
Dec 17, 2015   The Urbanist
A local non-profit recently announced funding for the development of five public green spaces in the coming year. The projects represent incremental progress toward a larger, shared vision.
Dec 17, 2015   Indystar
The state of Washington is navigating the complex politics of wildlife protection—in this case, wildlife means the territory of an estimated 16 wolf packs.
Dec 16, 2015   High Country News
Planners and community development housing activists and professionals need to start thinking about housing policy as "both...and." It is not reasonable to couch housing policy as either unfettered building or only rent.
Dec 16, 2015   Shelterforce/Rooflines