Land Use

7 hours ago
Spirited protests weren't enough to stop the Montgomery County Council from allowing accessory dwelling units (ADU) in parts of the county.
Bethesda Magazine
Feature
11 hours ago
Opinion: The Rose City joins the nationwide attack on neighborhood-scale public involvement—and throws its pioneering model of grassroots democracy under the bus.
Michael Mehaffy
2 days ago
Transportation and land use are being considered together at a new scale in the Bay Area, as transit oriented development pops up next to BART stations all over the region.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
Water is encroaching on neighborhoods and shorelines in Detroit at rare levels. Those impacts and many more are considered only a preview of what's to come when the worst effects of climate change strike the Great Lakes region.
The Detroit Free Press
4 days ago
The Renaissance Revival building that houses New York City's beloved Strand Bookstore is under consideration by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The case has provoked debate between rival advocates.
Pacific Standard
4 days ago
Predicting the future of challenges facing cities isn't very hard when the future is already staring cities right in the face.
Meeting of the Minds
5 days ago
A proposal to dissolve the groups has led to a debate about their purpose and who really benefits from them.
Oregon Live
5 days ago
The public got its first chance to weigh in on a controversial proposal to makeover a sliver of Toronto waterfront as an ambitious experiment in "smart city" technology.
The Star
5 days ago
The Houston Council voted yesterday to extend its market-base parking program.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
6 days ago
A local labor organization wanted larger hotels to help workers create unions, so they sought a zoning change to make it harder to develop smaller hotels in light manufacturing zones.
The Real Deal
6 days ago
If approved, a new facility in San Francisco will allow homeless people living in RVs and vans a safe place to park. Access to support services will also be available at the site.
San Francisco Chronicle
6 days ago
A new infographic breaks down how much space is devoted to buildings, green space, and roads in 15 major U.S. cities.
Geotab
July 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
Grocery stores are more than just places to buy food. They’re the universal gateway to city life and culture.
New York Magazine
July 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
As the threat of flooding increases, buyout programs to relocate homeowners are a better alternative to rebuilding—for cities and residents.
The New York Times
July 16, 2019, 11am PDT
A state bill that would have limited the number of short-term rentals in the coastal areas of San Diego County has been delayed until next year's legislative session.
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Guardian last week published a series of articles and interactive features on the subject of the master-planned communities of the world.
The Guardian
July 15, 2019, 7am PDT
In a scathing response to arguments in favor of a "slow growth" ordinance in Lakewood, Colorado, Mike Eliason rebukes the idea that capping growth is a green policy.
Medium
July 15, 2019, 6am PDT
An 18-month planning process is unfolding in a part of New York City that has not taken kindly to large, corporate visions of the future.
City Limits
July 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
A lawsuit has been successful in derailing the Plano Tomorrow plan, approved in 2015. The city will default to its 1986 plan.
The Dallas Morning News
July 14, 2019, 7am PDT
Factors beyond political chance played into Oregon's recent decision to legalize missing middle housing. One key point: the state was already halfway there.
City Observatory