Comparing Lincoln, NE To Portland

If Portland and Houston are two extremes for planning, Lincoln, Nebraska is squarely in the middle, say observers.

"The Lincoln Journal Star compares Lincoln's approach to land use planning to local cities as well as Portland and Houston. "People who study urban planning likely would place Nebraska's capital between the U.S. extremes of methodical and market-driven growth, said Wayne Drummond, dean of architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln... Lincoln expands utilities based on a capital improvement plan... The problem with such a plan, according to developers and advocates of lower-cost housing, is that CIPs publicly lay out the land that will be served, driving up its price."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

Full Story: Lincoln's growth plan is balanced, planners say

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