Britain's opposition Labour Party is promising to tackle the country's housing crisis as a centerpiece of its next election campaign. A proposed “use it or lose it” law aimed at forcing developers to build on fallow land is causing controversy.
Oct 8, 2013 Next City
One theme unites the winners of the My LA2050 competition: a desire to reinvigorate Los Angeles’s vacant and underused spaces.
May 12, 2013 Curbed LA
I don't know what it is about New Orleans that makes me wax rhapsodic. But something about the city makes everyday life look poetic.
Jun 25, 2012 By
A new project is opening in San Francisco that utilizes a vacant piece of land for a temporary retail installation using shipping containers.
Apr 24, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
Cleveland, Ohio has pursued an aggressive policy of greening it vacant and underused land. A program called Garden Boyz employs local youth to tend the gardens, keeping the landscape vital and keeping the kids out of gangs.
Jul 2, 2010 Next American City
A new plan being pursued by the City of San Francisco would allow developers with projects stalled by the economic recession hold on to their development rights as long as they make some beneficial use of the vacant land until construction starts.
Jan 27, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
With the auto industry struggling and car dealerships closing shop, what future do you see for empty car lots? Vote on ideas submitted by the Planetizen community, or suggest your own. Exclusive
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