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Outdoor dining is going to hang out for a bit.
Eater Seattle
Yesterday
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
3 days ago
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
3 days ago
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
4 days ago
Another corruption scandal involving a Los Angeles city councilmember highlights the urgent need for major planning changes in the city.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
5 days ago
The example of Philadelphia shows how a land value tax could provide relief to residents and the city's finances.
WHYY
October 16, 2020, 6am PDT
A plan is only as good as its implementation, and so the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan needs the right zoning code to achieve its lofty goals.
Streets MN
October 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The mayor, planning staff, and the Philadelphia Planning Commission agree. The Philadelphia City Council and residents of the wealthy neighborhood of Society Hill, not so much.
WHYY
October 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Newport, Rhode Island is undertaking a major planning initiative during the pandemic.
NewportRI.com
October 15, 2020, 5am PDT
Amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, the four biggest U.S. technology companies have leased or bought enough office space in New York City for 22,000 employees.
The New York Times
October 14, 2020, 7am PDT
Developers are frequently cast as a kind of monolithic bad guy in the politics of development, but developers are cut from different cloths, each with distinct interests and motivations.
Strong Towns
October 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Google's plan for a mixed-use transit village at a mile-long site near the Diridon Station in San Jose has a newly released planning document available for public review.
Smart Cities Dive
October 13, 2020, 5am PDT
Cambridge, Massachusetts has opened all residential neighborhoods to the development of apartments buildings with 100 percent affordable units. It might be the most "sweeping attack on elitist and racist single family zoning" in the country.
Wicked Local
October 12, 2020, 9am PDT
Cities looking to provide incentive for the construction of accessory dwelling units are increasingly released "permit ready plans" to help the cause.
City of Stockton
Blog post
October 12, 2020, 6am PDT
The conversation about how the pandemic might alter the direction of planning and urbanism, unlike the spread of the coronavirus, has remained steady since March.
James Brasuell
October 11, 2020, 9am PDT
Advocates are calling out regional and state transportation planning agencies for a failure of racial justice as plans to widen a freeway in Southern California move forward.
Streetsblog Los Angeles
October 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Inequalities in the housing market of coastal North Carolina communities have already been exacerbated by the effects of extreme weather and climate change.
NRDC
October 8, 2020, 11am PDT
A trio of freeway cap proposals around the country—in St. Paul, Atlanta, and Austin—embody the potential of infrastructure change to undo the mistakes of the past.
UrbanLand