Markus Berensson writes about the increasing need for regional governance that can make decisions, and the consequences to a region without that governing body.
Apr 11, 2011 City Mayors
Regional water issues are of major concern in many parts of the world. The Chicago area is especially sensitive to water. New efforts are underway there to help preserve a threatened resource.
Feb 15, 2011 Citiwire
Officials and thinkers from all over came together to brainstorm with Montrealers on how to go about reigning in decades of sprawl. A new Quebec law requires the city to come up with a land use plan by next year.
Dec 7, 2010 The Montreal Gazette
Owen McShane argues the newly consolidated Auckland Region government is turning to rail transit initiatives without any evidence that such projects actually work.
Dec 6, 2010 New Geography
Branden Klayko says that Chicago's new GOTO 2040 plan is a bold vision that includes extensive infill development and an emphasis on creating compact communities around transit.
Nov 10, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
Blair Kamin looks at "Go to 2040", a new regional plan for the Chicago area that he says has few goals to get excited about and "reflects an era of scarce resources."
Oct 15, 2010 The Chicago Tribune
Regional Development Agencies, a U.K. fixture that developed regional strategies for placing affordable housing and creating jobs, are being replaced by "Local Enterprise Partnerships", which, as Alison Killing writes, sounds suspiciously different.
Sep 25, 2010 WorldChanging
Columnist Neal Peirce throws his weight behind the Obama Infrastructure Bank proposal.
Sep 21, 2010 Citiwire
A new joint powers authority comprised of cities and county supervisorial districts will help planning efforts in the San Fernando Valley--a sub-region often lost in the shuffle of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolis.
Jul 8, 2010 The Planning Report
A court has ruled that, contrary to its zoning laws, the bedroom community of Pleasanton must add more bedrooms. The ruling wipes out local, voter-approved growth control ordinances.
Mar 28, 2010 California Planning & Development Report