Land Use

August 22, 2017, 5am PDT
A key committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Shreveport, Louisiana approved a new highway through the neighborhood of Allendale, a historic but struggling neighborhood adjacent to downtown.
Shreveport Times
Feature
August 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The world has changed since Planetizen crowdsourced its "Top Urban Thinkers" in 2009. Which urban planners, designers, doers, and dreamers do you think have had the most influence on the world?
Planetizen
August 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
Public notice signs rarely garner much attention. Atlanta's planning department is changing that by partnering with a private design firm. The result? More striking signage.
Fast Co. Design
August 20, 2017, 7am PDT
This documentary complicates what can seem like a stark partisan divide on the environment, highlighting the many heartland residents who do conservation work.
Pacific Standard
August 19, 2017, 11am PDT
Forty years ago, the Bronx was burning. But now gentrification is well underway, and one big developer is encountering pushback. Holding a "Bronx is burning" promo event probably didn't help.
NPR Cities Project
August 16, 2017, 7am PDT
A town of about 20,000 people, located on the coast of Maine, and home to Bowdoin College has completed a new zoning code.
The Coastal Journal
August 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
A think-piece published by CityLab argues that public space, and the ideals it embodies, are under threat from the racist groups that gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.
CityLab
August 15, 2017, 5am PDT
The industrial sector in Chicago is setting records.
Globe St.
August 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
Officials in Buffalo are considering a move to institutionalize their commitment to walkability.
The Buffalo News
August 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Al Jazeera created a video that documents the decline of suburbia.
Al Jazeera
August 14, 2017, 11am PDT
Los Angeles Magazine provided Los Angeles Director of City Planning Vince Bertoni an opportunity to speak in his own words on the ways planners are preparing for the future.
Los Angeles Magazine
Blog post
August 14, 2017, 9am PDT
This post offers a critique of claims that there is an ideal, "Goldilocks density."
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 14, 2017, 6am PDT
This rapidly diversifying community is one to watch as planning for cultural inclusion, social equity, and environmental sustainability become priorities for the American city.
Dean Saitta
August 13, 2017, 9am PDT
A free camp for young people in Brooklyn is teaching kids to appreciate the science and art of planning.
Smart Cities Dive
August 13, 2017, 7am PDT
The city of Edmonds, located to the north of Seattle, is putting the finishing touches on a plan that would increase heights in an urban district along State Route 99.
The Urbanist
August 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Agrihoods emerged in the 1990s as a master-planned alternative to the golf-centered communities of the past. Many of these developments are going strong, and gaining in popularity.
Realtor
August 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
Mayor Ted Winterer and Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis elaborate on the city’s new Downtown Community Plan, which includes what may be the state's highest inclusionary housing requirement.
The Planning Report
August 10, 2017, 9am PDT
In addition to a contemporary vision for Downtown, the plan debuts a new approach to zoning that could help transform the entire city.
The Planning Report
August 8, 2017, 1pm PDT
An editorial in the New York Times argues that exclusionary zoning reinforces segregation and must be curbed.
The New York Times
August 8, 2017, 8am PDT
Downtown businesses are helping fund an innovative program to get more downtown workers out of their cars and onto public transit.
The Columbus Dispatch