Complex political dynamics are mustering for a showdown over D.C.'s comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post
Imagining a post-car (or car-lite) New York City.
The city passed a proposal to limit the number of whole-home vacation rentals and implement new regulations and fees for rental property owners.
Voice of San Diego
Council members complain that the Oak Cliff Streetcar is a "vanity project" that drains money from other potential transit improvements.
New research shows that excessive noise levels have significant negative impacts on heart health.
Strengthening U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's civil rights enforcement could send a powerful signal to communities resistant to changing discriminatory housing rules.
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
The city that invented single-family zoning in 1916, for discriminatory purposes, will completely remove that exclusionary legacy from its zoning code.
San Francisco Chronicle
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
In a decision that is still impossible in most of the country, Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is requiring housing and reduced surface parking to approve a retail project.
The question of whether a public review process conducted by Zoom is sufficient to approve a sweeping rezoning plan is a matter of no small legal concern in New York City.
The Boston Zoning Code is one of the first in the nation to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
The billion-dollar project would create a 25-acre park and 3.5 miles of new bike and pedestrian routes.
Elected in November and already proposing bold reforms in parking policy in the city of Bend, Oregon.
Regulating alcohol in the public realm.
Richard Peiser and Ann Forsyth discuss their latest book, New Towns for the Twenty-First Century: A Guide to Planned Communities Worldwide, with the Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Penn IUR Urban Link
A glut of new housing and development research has been published recently, shedding new light on some of the most fundamental questions of contemporary planning.
UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
As it rebuilds the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto could use the opportunity to create more real estate for affordable housing.
Globe and Mail
The park's non-profit developer has engaged in a years-long community outreach process and invested over $60 million in community initiatives.