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10 hours ago
Areas like St-Denis Street used to be bustling shopping destinations, but a shift in recent years has resulted in many empty storefronts.
Montreal Gazette
13 hours ago
The Lee Highway is expected to face new strains, and new life, with the arrival of Amazon, so planners are planning a transformation, starting with a new bus lane.
Arl Now
14 hours ago
The world is sprawling as it develops, according to ambitious new research.
PhysOrg
Yesterday
Giving dogs the opportunity to play and socialize without restraint has its roots in the free speech movement in Berkeley, California.
Smithsonian Magazine
Yesterday
The Land Use subcommittee of the Virginia House of Delegates decided quickly to uphold local control of zoning.
WAMU
3 days ago
After a San Mateo County Superior Court judge ruled that charter cities are exempt from the Housing Accountability Act, aka the anti-NIMBY law, the state stepped in to support the appellant, a YIMBY group that launched a "Sue the Suburbs" campaign.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
The high costs of housing development do not fit a convenient narrative, according to new analysis by Jenny Schuetz from the Brookings Institution.
Brookings
4 days ago
Washington State is the latest example of a state that wants to preempt local planning law to make it easier to add housing units to single-family residential properties all over the states.
Sightline Institute
4 days ago
Real estate and investment experts see more and more urban parking lots as attractive locations for redevelopment—usually for multi-family residential buildings.
The Investor
5 days ago
Transit planners in the region around Toronto are planning a "parking modernization" program that will charge for parking at GO stations and hope to provide new ways to access the system—without a car.
The Globe and Mail
5 days ago
Hurricane Katrina damaged a Catholic convent in New Orleans. Then the nuns spearheaded a project to transform the land into a wetland area that will protect the city from flooding in the future.
Changing America
5 days ago
A recently published white paper written by the Seattle Planning Commission calls on the city to follow in the footsteps of the city of Minneapolis and the state of Oregon.
The Urbanist
6 days ago
The extra costs of automobile dependency turn assumptions about affordability on their head, according to a recently published report by the Citizens Budget Commission.
Texas Monthly
6 days ago
Housing deregulation for the sake of housing affordability made progress in both Democratic- and Republican-led states last year.
City Journal
6 days ago
There's no draft rezoning plan for SoHo yet, but there's plenty of controversy.
Gothamist
January 20, 2020, 11am PST
The McHarg Center's "The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal" provides a series of maps an infographics to illustrate the way the United States uses land.
Visual Capitalist
January 19, 2020, 11am PST
The federal opportunity zones program is a double benefit in the state of Oregon, and legislators are wondering if the program is more effective in setting up tax havens than delivering investments in underserved areas.
The Oregonian
January 19, 2020, 9am PST
Vast amounts of tech money have transformed the city's commercial spaces in unexpected ways.
The Guardian
January 19, 2020, 5am PST
The D.C. Department of Energy and Environment has read the writing on the wall.
Urban Turf
January 17, 2020, 8am PST
The 25-acre site will be vacant after the National Guard relocates, and a new report says a public development authority should manage the property.
The Urbanist