Land Use

7 hours ago
An analysis of New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina shows that the neighborhoods most damaged were also the most likely to gentrify.
CityLab
8 hours ago
Last week's urbanism social media landscape was dominated by discussion of an article that digs into the historical and technical origins of the contemporary mid-rise apartment building type.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Blog post
Yesterday
Even if new housing reduces rents regionwide, scholars are divided as to when and whether new market-rate apartments reduce rents in nearby blocks. A new study seeks to answer this question.
Michael Lewyn
Yesterday
The New York City Department of Planning kicked off a rezoning process for the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo earlier this month. Planning and development challenges abound.
Crain's New York Business
Yesterday
The city of Covington is conducting public hearings to gather feedback on at the outset of an 18-month process of rewriting its zoning code.
City of Covington
4 days ago
The Nuevo development will bring close to 900 homes and apartments along with commercial and outdoor space to a location near a Caltrain station.
The Mercury News
4 days ago
Abuses by landlords and poor living conditions are common in illegal rooming houses around Toronto. Activists want to make them easier to build, and regulate, to add affordable housing options for low-income residents.
The Star
5 days ago
One approach to easing New York City's housing crisis: legalize and incentivize the construction of basement apartments.
Curbed New York
5 days ago
Local planners and elected officials are expressing their opinions about Oregon's House Bill 2001, which would allow fourplexes on single-family residential units around the state.
The Oregonian
5 days ago
The suburb made famous by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway is considering an inclusionary zoning ordinance in the hopes of enabling more affordable housing development.
Oak Leaves (Chicago Tribune)
February 12, 2019, 12pm PST
"Neighborhoods at Risk" offers new tools for illustrating the threats posed to communities by climate change.
Headwaters Economics
February 12, 2019, 9am PST
A new survey finds growing support for transit oriented development among San Francisco residents.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 11, 2019, 11am PST
The new linear park will use land under the city’s elevated rail tracks. Worries, however, are emerging about the effects the project will have on surrounding communities, particularly related to affordable housing.
Next City
February 11, 2019, 7am PST
It's hard to connect zoning to planning and development outcomes at a national level because very little data exists at that scale.
Urban Institute
February 11, 2019, 6am PST
The Green New Deal is far from the law of the land, but if this nation were to adopt the legislative agenda proposed by congressional Democrats, it would (and should) have major implications for planning practice.
Slate
February 10, 2019, 9am PST
The Crossroads Hollywood project overcame local opposition and ongoing scandal at City Hall to win approval from the Los Angeles City Council.
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2019, 5am PST
The city of New York's massive Zoning Resolution, the legal instrument that regulates land use and building size, shape, height, and setback, is now available on a contemporary web platform.
NYC Planning
February 9, 2019, 11am PST
Exclusionary zoning really pays off for people that already had enough money to buy a home. A new mapping project shows exactly where that's true int he area around Minneapolis.
Nick Magrino
February 9, 2019, 9am PST
The environmental review for a master-planned community outside of Benson is the subject of a lawsuit by a coalition of environmental groups.
Arizona Republic
February 8, 2019, 10am PST
Pennsylvania-based prosecutors and the Department of Justice in Washington are mounting a legal challenge to a proposed supervised injection site in the works in Philadelphia.
WHYY