Land Use

March 2, 2018, 10am PST
An op-ed raises a damaging point to counter the California-style progressivism that opposes new housing development: "local control is actually bedrock conservatism."
East Bay Express
March 1, 2018, 2pm PST
In places like San Jose, "new approaches to the storefront" are paying dividends for physical retailers willing to experiment.
March 1, 2018, 1pm PST
A flurry of air rights purchases have already begun as large property owners take advantage of Midtown East's upzoning. Some big names include JPMorgan Chase and the Archdiocese of New York.
Crain's New York Business
March 1, 2018, 9am PST
Ahead of the 2028 Olympic Games, Los Angeles is rallying around infrastructure buildout and technological advancement.
The Planning Report
March 1, 2018, 5am PST
Can zoning be optimized with the help of machine learning algorithms to deliver the greatest possible good?
February 28, 2018, 5am PST
According to one argument, the importance of developing affordable housing is a higher priority for the Atlanta BeltLine than a streetcar. It's a question of scarce funding, and how to spend it to the greatest public benefit.
February 27, 2018, 12pm PST
It's 4:20 somewhere, and that somewhere is Denver.
The Denver Post
February 27, 2018, 7am PST
Some might have thought that a great "urban reset" was sure to follow the foreclosure crisis and Great Recession in 2008. Some think an "urban reset" is still sure to come.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
February 26, 2018, 2pm PST
Examples from California and Texas exemplify two extremes in thinking about parking.
Socket Site
February 26, 2018, 11am PST
A popular and changing neighborhood in Seattle has recommitted itself to urban design.
The Urbanist
February 25, 2018, 9am PST
The findings of a data visualization that maps walkability and tax value onto Durham, North Carolina makes a strong case for the human scale.
Strong Towns
February 21, 2018, 1pm PST
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
February 21, 2018, 8am PST
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
February 21, 2018, 7am PST
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
February 20, 2018, 2pm PST
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.
February 20, 2018, 12pm PST
The city of Lexington, Kentucky recently amended its B-6P zone, which regulates "Planned Shopping Centers."
Strong Towns
February 20, 2018, 5am PST
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.
February 18, 2018, 11am PST
Computer vision and machine learning promise to change the way we see and understand urban life.
February 17, 2018, 6am PST
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
February 16, 2018, 10am PST
A critique of New Jersey's housing policies lends historical perspective before taking an unexpected rhetorical turn.
The Star-Ledger