Land Use

Blog post
June 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of Denver, Colorado highlights some important issues around social and environmental sustainability.
Dean Saitta
June 26, 2016, 9am PDT
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait says there is no legitimate reason to give Disney the tax break.
Voice of Orange County
June 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
If the Metro Board passes the proposed $40 billion expenditure plan, millions of Los Angeles residents will still not have access to good public transit for decades.
The Planning Report
June 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Intended to make the most of a planned light rail station, the city of Seattle has proposed a zoning overhaul for the University District.
The Urbanist
June 24, 2016, 11am PDT
As Denver's development industry achieves post-recession levels of activity, the city's Department of Community Planning and Development needs staff for pre-recession levels of capacity.
The Denver Post
Blog post
June 24, 2016, 6am PDT
A case study of Vallejo shows how the city is continuing revitalization efforts without the powerful tools provided by its former redevelopment agency.
Linda Day
June 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
Opponents of federal oversight rejoice: a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl reiterates the limitations of the federal government to regulate fracking.
KUOW
June 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Freeway overpasses instead of town squares are now often selected as the preferred public space to promote a non-commercial point of view, but such messaging does little to enhance public discourse, writes planner and urbanist Howard Blackson.
UrbDeZine
June 22, 2016, 11am PDT
Residents in towns around Pennsylvania are calling for regulations to better understand and mitigate the impacts of large digital and static billboards.
philly.com
June 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
El Paso is moving forward with a number of transit projects, toward ambitious goals in mobility, quality of life, and air quality.
The Urban Edge
June 20, 2016, 8am PDT
The Portland City Council voted unanimously to approve a new Comprehensive Plan.
The Oregonian
June 19, 2016, 9am PDT
St. Louis Public Radio explains the various efforts of the St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority.
St. Louis Public Radio
June 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Planners have completed a two-year study of the area around the 30th Street Station in the University City neighborhood in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 18, 2016, 11am PDT
A zoning controversy could continue into a legal appeal.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 18, 2016, 9am PDT
The Eno Center for Transportation lays out a clear appeal for action to regulate the time, place, and manner of digital billboards.
Eno Center for Transportation
June 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Momentum Mag picks up the news of a study out of Harvard University that will produce more than one double take.
Momentum Magazine
June 17, 2016, 5am PDT
A two-minute-and-twenty-three-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.
Planetizen
June 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The question of whether the city of San Antonio should annex some or all of five potential areas is overwhelming the political debate about the city's recently released draft comprehensive plan.
Rivard Report
June 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
Mike Lydon shares ten of his favorite open streets events with USA Today.
USA Today
June 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Seeking relief from noise, pollution, and incessant traffic, the city of Barcelona has a bold plan to repurpose street space. "Superblocks" will route cars around the perimeter, leaving interior streets open for walkers and bikes.
The Guardian