Land Use

3 hours ago
Legislation in Oregon would follow the lead of Minneapolis in overturning single-family zoning—for all cities in the state with more than 10,000 residents.
Willamette Week
Yesterday
Fulfilling a promise he made as a candidate, the Trump administration proposed a redefinition of what is classified as a wetland, with the result being the loss of federal protection of millions of acres of waterways and wetlands.
NPR
Yesterday
The city of Sacramento has implemented one of the most aggressively transit-oriented land use regulation schemes in the country.
The Sacramento Bee
Yesterday
The measures of urbanization vary widely, and the differences pose a challenge in developing policies and plans for cities.
CityLab
Yesterday
The range of cities that have recently removed parking mandates could help motivate others that are eyeing new parking policies.
Sightline Institute
Yesterday
When will California listen to the experts and stop building in fire prone areas? Not today.
Associated Press via KCRA
Blog post
2 days ago
Michael Hooper of Harvard University writes about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research
JPER
4 days ago
In planning, a number of common principles of practice are widely accepted. However, an alternative set of guidelines can better serve as information and decision-making tools.
City Commentary
4 days ago
The game changing redevelopment proposed by Sidewalk Labs for the Toronto waterfront district of Quayside took new shape recently after the company presented an updated draft of its plan.
Curbed
4 days ago
The Tejon Ranch development would bring thousands of homes to a highly fire-prone area in L.A. County.
Los Angeles Times
5 days ago
The City Council overcame a last minute legal challenge to approve the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan late last week.
Star Tribune
December 8, 2018, 11am PST
Renton, a suburb of Seattle dealing with skyrocketing housing prices like many of the communities in the region, is allowing new density in residential neighborhoods in the form of backyard cottages.
Crosscut
December 7, 2018, 1pm PST
Residents are looking for more reliable parking as Over-the-Rhine continues to boom.
Cincinnati Enquirer
December 6, 2018, 2pm PST
San Francisco could try a new trick to help kill two birds with one stone.
San Francisco Examiner
December 6, 2018, 10am PST
Since a city judge determined the legality of the long controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, Seattle has been able to move forward with the plan to allow new density around the city.
The Seattle Times
December 6, 2018, 6am PST
While it's fun to tease about the architectural shortcomings of most newly constructed urban residential buildings in the United States, the causes of its ubiquitous sameness reveals the depths of the country's housing crisis.
Curbed
December 6, 2018, 5am PST
A coalition of opposition groups claims that density is bad for the environment, and that the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan should be stopped.
Star Tribune
Blog post
December 5, 2018, 11am PST
Jeff Speck's new book not only makes the case for narrow, walkable streets, but also provides more detailed guidance for specialists.
Michael Lewyn
December 5, 2018, 5am PST
On what is arguably a peak parking day, parking lots around the country still had plenty of space.
CityLab
December 4, 2018, 2pm PST
New Orleans could make it easier to build new homes on small lots in the struggling Lower 9th Ward.
The Advocate