Land Use

Yesterday
The city of Denver has a new five-year housing plan, but the details of housing spending will still play out during an annual process.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
There are a lot of ways to "right-size" parking, as the city of Seattle is showing with an ordinance under consideration by a City Council committee today.
The Urbanist
Yesterday
An inclusionary zoning case study is emerging in Portland. Even if inclusionary zoning isn't broken, it might still need a fix, say local planners.
The Oregonian
2 days ago
More transit agencies are recognizing that it's not enough to build transit infrastructure if the people who really need it don't live close enough to use it.
TransitCenter
2 days ago
The city of Lexington, Kentucky recently amended its B-6P zone, which regulates "Planned Shopping Centers."
Strong Towns
2 days ago
Plenty of sidewalks stand in need of improvement, and many aren't there at all. But they're also a symbol of the automobile's engineered dominance of our roads.
Curbed
4 days ago
Computer vision and machine learning promise to change the way we see and understand urban life.
Curbed
5 days ago
One of the nuggets included in the Regional Plan Association's Forth Plan, released in late 2017, is a proposal to create a national park out of the New Jersey Meadowlands.
Curbed New York
6 days ago
A critique of New Jersey's housing policies lends historical perspective before taking an unexpected rhetorical turn.
The Star-Ledger
6 days ago
How many now-classic design features are actually tax-avoidance strategies?
99% Invisible
February 15, 2018, 1pm PST
New York is the latest city that will prioritize shared uses when it divvies up public parking spaces.
PIX 11
February 15, 2018, 10am PST
A new report shows the need for Central Texas counties and cities to invest in their Latino populations.
KUT
February 15, 2018, 8am PST
Michigan voters decided that the Detroit City Council shouldn't have as much power to limit marijuana in their city, so the Detroit City Council shut it all down.
The Detroit Free Press
Blog post
February 14, 2018, 7am PST
Thanks to innovative advancements in permeable pavements and vertical farming, modern urban planning takes an action-oriented approach that retains its traditional focus of meeting residential needs.
Kayla Matthews
February 13, 2018, 1pm PST
Years of subtle changes to land use and zoning have slowly become the invisible forces that shape our behavior, whether we realize it or not.
Modern Cities
February 12, 2018, 10am PST
Richard Florida takes a look at a new report that traces the affordability crisis to cities' inability to densify their older, inner suburbs.
CityLab
February 12, 2018, 5am PST
Somehow the city of Detroit managed to start enforcing an Airbnb ban in single-family neighborhoods without anyone realize the council had approved the regulation.
Curbed Detroit
February 9, 2018, 2pm PST
For the next several months, nine sites will be the focus of efforts to design for resilience as sea levels rise. Proposals involve "threading nature back into an urbanized terrain."
San Francisco Chronicle
February 9, 2018, 1pm PST
Five years ago, Minneapolis rolled back parking requirements near transit. Since then, construction is up, rents are down, and the look of projects in these places has changed.
Nick Magrino
February 9, 2018, 9am PST
A ballot initiative is moving forward in Colorado that would severely limit housing production in the already housing-constrained Front Range region. We're not talking about urban growth boundaries here.
The Denver Post