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Aging and the Housing Market

When wanting to downsize their living situation, some older Americans are startled to find a dearth of smaller housing units in their neighborhoods.

November 29 - The New York Times

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An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.

November 28 - James Brasuell

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European Cities Act on Density

The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.

November 20 - Wired Magazine

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Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums

Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.

November 20 - The Tennessean

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Houston Development Aims to Create Hyper-Walkable, Micro-Living Neighborhood

The 17-acre Second Ward project has spurred both optimism for a more walkable city and concerns about displacement and gentrification.

November 21 - Houston Chronicle

Alaska

Anchorage Eliminates Parking Requirements Citywide

Anchorage is the latest city to enact sweeping parking reforms, in another blow to the car-centric status quo of planning.

November 23 - Anchorage Daily News

Central Subway Construction

Long Delayed, $1.95 Billion Central Subway Opens in San Francisco

San Francisco’s first north-south subway opened last weekend, extending service on Muni’s T light rail line.

November 22 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Office Conversions More Popular Than Ever

The adaptive reuse of non-residential buildings has soared in recent years as demand for office space drops and the housing shortage deepens.

November 21 - Smart Cities Dive

Environmental Justice

Mapping Environmental Justice to Census Tracts

The Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, version 1.0, is now available on the internet.

November 27 - Council on Environmental Quality

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Ambulances vs. Pedestrians

Are the needs of emergency response vehicles inconsistent with nondrivers’ needs for slower, safer streets? Maybe not.

November 21 - Michael Lewyn

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Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

Four dams are coming down along the Klamath River. The final decision to remove the dams is a milestone political and legal victory for indigenous tribes living in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

November 20 - High Country News

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November 28 - James Brasuell

Alaska

Anchorage Eliminates Parking Requirements Citywide

Anchorage is the latest city to enact sweeping parking reforms, in another blow to the car-centric status quo of planning.

November 23 - Anchorage Daily News

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Alexandria Could Undertake Major Zoning Reform

The city is developing a plan to address housing affordability and equity and encourage more housing production.

November 22 - Alexandria Now

Victorian two-story buildings with retail shops in downtown Nashvile, Tennessee

Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums

Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.

November 20 - The Tennessean

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Elizabeth Warren Points to Development as a Path for Electoral Success

An op-ed written by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) details Democrats’ recent track record of large-scale capital investments and calls for more.

November 14 - The Washington Post

Books

The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022

An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.

November 28 - James Brasuell

Alaska

Anchorage Eliminates Parking Requirements Citywide

Anchorage is the latest city to enact sweeping parking reforms, in another blow to the car-centric status quo of planning.

November 23 - Anchorage Daily News

Aerial view of Alexandria, Virginia from over Potomac River

Alexandria Could Undertake Major Zoning Reform

The city is developing a plan to address housing affordability and equity and encourage more housing production.

November 22 - Alexandria Now

Victorian two-story buildings with retail shops in downtown Nashvile, Tennessee

Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums

Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.

November 20 - The Tennessean

A close up image of the exterior of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda illuminated at dusk.

Elizabeth Warren Points to Development as a Path for Electoral Success

An op-ed written by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) details Democrats’ recent track record of large-scale capital investments and calls for more.

November 14 - The Washington Post

The High Cost Of Minimum Parking Requirements

Donald Shoup has famously argued that minimum parking requirements cause congestion, air pollution, sprawl, poor urban design, and auto-dependence, among other consequences. Now Shoup teaches the central tenet of parking reform for Planetizen Courses.

 

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