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19 hours ago
The Trump administration has, in the past week before the election, achieved one of the largest rollbacks of public land protections of its entire tenure.
The Washington Post
20 hours ago
A bombshell investigation accuses an online real estate company of a contemporary form of redlining.
National Fair Housing Alliance
Yesterday
The city of Vancouver's new Climate Emergency Action Plan incorporates a comprehensive scope of goals, including affordability, public health, and social equity, which can help build broad public support.
City of Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan
Yesterday
Proposition N, on the ballot for Detroit voters next week, will provide $160 million in bond funding for demolitions and $90 million to mothball homes for future rehab, but, according to this opinion, it won't solve the city's blight challenges.
Detroit Free Press
Feature
Yesterday
An excerpt from a new book by Josh Stephens, "The Urban Mystique: Notes on California, Los Angeles, and Beyond," published by Solimar Books.
Josh Stephens
2 days ago
Upzonings in working class neighborhoods usually provoke political opposition based on concerns about gentrification and displacement. But the new Wynwood Norte Neighborhood Revitalization District in Miami might have worked for a solution.
Miami Herald
3 days ago
Land use and zoning reform is not a magic wand, and effective changes to any planning regime change requires careful work. A new report Urban Institute provides case studies and guidance on how to achieve desired outcomes from a reform process.
Urban Institute
Blog post
3 days ago

A great challenge facing urban planning in the short- and long-term future is how to complete green infrastructure and development without spurring gentrification and displacement.

Joan Fitzgerald
4 days ago
The cost of parking won't be passed down to residents at a newly approved multi-family residential development in Charlotte.
Charlotte Observer
4 days ago
A case study from the Boston region shows the power of allowing moderate density on transit adjacent residential parcels currently available only to single-family detached homes.
Brookings
4 days ago
One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Philadelphia is increasing parking requirements and limiting building heights at all costs.
WHYY
5 days ago
Critics of the Trump administration who chide the president for a lack of accomplishments should check the environmental record.
The New York Times
October 22, 2020, 12pm PDT
Outdoor dining is going to hang out for a bit.
Eater Seattle
October 22, 2020, 5am PDT
With 520 miles of coastline, New York City is ready to implement the lessons of Hurricane Sandy in the zoning code for the entire city.
NYC Planning
October 20, 2020, 11am PDT
A new toolkit shares 22 actions governments should take to get the economy restarted, including the regulatory or policy tools needed to implement the actions.
PlaceShakers
October 20, 2020, 8am PDT
Outdoor dining programs are proving popular in cities all over the United States, as a lifeline for both restaurants and residents seeking some social normalcy. Data from San Francisco reveal the numbers behind the phenomenon.
Eater San Francisco
October 19, 2020, 12pm PDT
Another corruption scandal involving a Los Angeles city councilmember highlights the urgent need for major planning changes in the city.
Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2020, 11am PDT
A golf course formerly owned by "legendary sports bettor-turned-convicted insider trader" Billy Walters finally has the residential zoning that created so much controversy in the past.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 19, 2020, 7am PDT
The new form-based code for the Kentucky city of Covington went into effect on October 15. Officials are promoting the simplicity of the new code to the public.
WCPO
October 18, 2020, 7am PDT
The example of Philadelphia shows how a land value tax could provide relief to residents and the city's finances.
WHYY