Land Use

19 hours ago
A biting opinion piece asks why Californians would want to worsen the effects of Proposition 13 by voting yes on Proposition 5.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
The common refrain is that transit is just better in other countries. However, the reasons why are more complex than initial impressions allow, providing important lessons for the United States.
CityLab
Yesterday
"There’s a dramatic difference, Cityfront Center shows, between real estate success and building a great city."
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
The decision to rezone most of Vancouver to allow for duplexes could have consequences in this weekend's municipal election.
The Vancouver Sun
Yesterday
Even with a year-long halt on new projects, the city is grappling with plans for industrial land use.
Sightline Institute
Yesterday
California gets most of the attention, but states all over the country are removing some of the vestiges of local control to help spur housing development, require affordable housing, and control the skyrocketing cost of housing.
Pew Stateline
Yesterday
The city of Missoula professes a strategy of "focusing inward" when it comes to growth and development. A new 'Design Excellence Overlay' will help achieve more goals toward that strategy in the city's downtown.
Missoula Current
2 days ago
The Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) movement has take hold in the Twin Cities. Now ADUs are allowed all over the city of St. Paul.
Pioneer Press
2 days ago
The gift is especially notable for its contributions toward efforts to redevelop Detroit's West Riverfront.
The Detroit Free Press
Feature
2 days ago
Anecdotal evidence isn't enough to make claims about the connection between density and crime, but the planning orthodoxy does so anyway.
Fanis Grammenos
2 days ago
Newly obtained documents reveal the extent of the state's efforts to strip protections from federal lands around the United States.
Pacific Standard
3 days ago
Complete streets supporters see multiple benefits from prioritizing non-automobile users of the public right of way.
Baltimore Sun
3 days ago
Over ten percent of housing units in Seattle are single-room units, a new high and the result of a shift in housing costs and trends in recent years.
The Seattle Times
3 days ago
A federal funding program for city parks means green space for communities but also brings many social and economic benefits.
Governing
4 days ago
Over ten years after the Big Dig finally completed construction, more and more people in Boston are willing to say the project was worth all the trouble.
Bisnow Boston
4 days ago
A new report suggests that upzoning is not the silver bullet some had hoped it would be for housing prices.
Next City
4 days ago
A conspicuous benchmark in the epicenter of the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
4 days ago
A parcel-by-parcel map of zoning changes included in the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.
Star Tribune
5 days ago
Students from Beverly Hills staged a high-visibility "walkout" to protest L.A. Metro's extension of the Purple Line subway past Beverly Hills High School.
The Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
With a Dallas-Houston bullet train proposal proceeding apace, a complementary idea is now on the table: a multimodal transit hub linking Amtrak, transit, and even Hyperloop.
D Magazine