New Zealand parliament
New Zealand Lawmakers Propose Countrywide 'Medium Density Residential Standards'

The country of New Zealand could take the drastic step of implementing planning reforms that allow more dense residential developments throughout the country.

October 20 - Stuff

Climate Change
Visualizing the Effects of Sea Level Rise on U.S. Cities

A report from Climate Central calls for urgent action, illustrating the potential devastating impact of even a small rise in global temperature on the coastline of major cities.

October 19 - Yahoo News

Boston

Boston Introduces 'Maximum Parking Ratios' for Large Buildings

Large buildings with uses of all kinds will be subject to Boston's new "Maximum Parking Ratios."

October 14 - Streetsblog Mass

A person in a bright green vest with the words "Covid Marshall" patrols a street fair in Australia.

5 Tips for Planning Safe Post-Pandemic Events

As community events start move off-screen and become available to the public again, here are five ways organizers can ensure public health and safety.

October 13 - Devin Partida

Zoning map of Winnipeg, Canada, 1947

Opinion: Outdated Zoning Codes Stifle Growth and Development

Strict separation of uses may be an inefficient way to zone dynamic modern cities.

October 13 - The Market Urbanism Report

Rendering of the proposed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Corridor

New Wildlife Bridge Coming to Los Angeles County

Construction of the $87-million wildlife crossing on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills will begin in 2022.

October 12 - Los Angeles Times

A Black LIves Matter Protest, with a protestor holding up a sign that reads "Open Your Eyes: Systemic Racism Is Real"

Planning Directors Commit to Change on Racial Inequities

Planning directors around the country have acknowledged the historic role of the planning profession in furthering the causes of racial discrimination and have publicly committed to change that history.

October 13 - Next City

Houston

Texas, the Bellwether State

With its rapid economic growth, dynamic cities, and increasingly diverse population, Texas could offer a model for the future of the United States.

October 13 - The New York Times

Single-Family Housing Development

Single-Family Zoning Reform Only a Start

Opinion: To undo the consequences (intended or not) of a built environment dominated by single-family zoning, more than just a few three-plexes and accessory dwelling units will be required.

October 17 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

A high-speed Trenitalia Frecciarossa (red arrow) train, pictured at the Milan Central Station.

Intercity High-Speed Rail Outlasts Italy's National Airline

European countries are committing to making intercity rail the preferable option compared to domestic and intra-continental flights. The shift seems to be working in Italy.

October 15 - CNN Travel

Bike Commuter

Breaking Down the Federal Bike Commuter Benefit

The flexible credit is meant to support a variety of bike-related expenses, including bike share memberships.

October 15 - Streetsblog USA

New Zealand parliament

New Zealand Lawmakers Propose Countrywide 'Medium Density Residential Standards'

The country of New Zealand could take the drastic step of implementing planning reforms that allow more dense residential developments throughout the country.

October 20 - Stuff

Single-Family Housing Development

Single-Family Zoning Reform Only a Start

Opinion: To undo the consequences (intended or not) of a built environment dominated by single-family zoning, more than just a few three-plexes and accessory dwelling units will be required.

October 17 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Boston

Boston Introduces 'Maximum Parking Ratios' for Large Buildings

Large buildings with uses of all kinds will be subject to Boston's new "Maximum Parking Ratios."

October 14 - Streetsblog Mass

A Black LIves Matter Protest, with a protestor holding up a sign that reads "Open Your Eyes: Systemic Racism Is Real"

Planning Directors Commit to Change on Racial Inequities

Planning directors around the country have acknowledged the historic role of the planning profession in furthering the causes of racial discrimination and have publicly committed to change that history.

October 13 - Next City

Hartford Connecticut

A 'Pro-Homes Playbook' for Planning and Land Use Commissioners

Desegregate Connecticut, the organization working for planning and zoning reforms in the Constitution State, recently published a series of "playbooks" intended to spur action at the local level.

October 10 - Desegregate Connecticut

New Zealand parliament

New Zealand Lawmakers Propose Countrywide 'Medium Density Residential Standards'

The country of New Zealand could take the drastic step of implementing planning reforms that allow more dense residential developments throughout the country.

October 20 - Stuff

Single-Family Housing Development

Single-Family Zoning Reform Only a Start

Opinion: To undo the consequences (intended or not) of a built environment dominated by single-family zoning, more than just a few three-plexes and accessory dwelling units will be required.

October 17 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Boston

Boston Introduces 'Maximum Parking Ratios' for Large Buildings

Large buildings with uses of all kinds will be subject to Boston's new "Maximum Parking Ratios."

October 14 - Streetsblog Mass

A Black LIves Matter Protest, with a protestor holding up a sign that reads "Open Your Eyes: Systemic Racism Is Real"

Planning Directors Commit to Change on Racial Inequities

Planning directors around the country have acknowledged the historic role of the planning profession in furthering the causes of racial discrimination and have publicly committed to change that history.

October 13 - Next City

Hartford Connecticut

A 'Pro-Homes Playbook' for Planning and Land Use Commissioners

Desegregate Connecticut, the organization working for planning and zoning reforms in the Constitution State, recently published a series of "playbooks" intended to spur action at the local level.

October 10 - Desegregate Connecticut

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This series of courses surveys the history of city planning and explores key movements, moments, and theories from ancient times to modern day.

 

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