Land Use

January 4, 2017, 7am PST
European cities have taken a proactive role in regulating Airbnb.
Quartz
January 4, 2017, 6am PST
As the city of Boise and surrounding communities in Ada County, Idaho continue to grow and sprawl outward, agricultural land in the county may become a thing of the past.
Boise Weekly
January 3, 2017, 12pm PST
The aspiration for a forthcoming Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for East Midtown Manhattan is nothing short of returning the neighborhood to central business district status.
New York Post
January 2, 2017, 11am PST
Planners in an Atlanta suburb are using games tailored to adults and children to inform a new comprehensive plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 30, 2016, 2pm PST
A day to look forward to every year: Streetsblog's Best Urban Street Transformation award. Congratulations to all nominated.
Streetsblog USA
December 30, 2016, 9am PST
The city of 108,000 is preparing for major growth in the next 20 years.
The Urbanist
Blog post
December 30, 2016, 5am PST
Raleigh, NC has hopes for turning 300 acres of land near its downtown into a beautiful park. Elite landscape architecture firms are eager to help, and selecting the right one for the job won't be easy.
Mark Hough
December 29, 2016, 9am PST
Before this week, President Obama added more acreage to national monuments than any previous president. The final 1.35 million acres, designated this week, are a controversial final flourish.
The Washington Post
December 28, 2016, 7am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland is pursuing significant changes for Downtown Bethesda. The proof is in the draft Bethesda Downtown Plan—a long-range land use plan that would allow a new approach to density.
The Washington Post
December 28, 2016, 5am PST
Large swaths of Fairfax County, Virginia allow bow hunting of deer in park spaces very close to where people live. One writer wonders if the benefits of "urban archery" are worth the risks.
Greater Greater Washington
December 27, 2016, 10am PST
The Buffalo Common Council is expected to approve a highly anticipated overhaul of its zoning code. Known commonly as the Buffalo Green Code, city planners tout the new code as deliberately contemporary and progressive.
The Buffalo News
Blog post
December 27, 2016, 9am PST
Has the smart growth movement succeeded? It depends how you measure "success."
Michael Lewyn
December 26, 2016, 7am PST
Pete Rodrigue pulls from multiple studies, arguing that zoning contributes to an education gap between rich and poor students. Housing costs lie at the heart of the problem.
Greater Greater Washington
December 26, 2016, 5am PST
A report from the Regional Plan Association maps out what might happen under 1, 3, and 6 feet of sea level rise. In the worst cases, several dense and populated regions are affected.
RPA Lab
December 25, 2016, 11am PST
A new report on office vacancies in Downtown Detroit shows just how far Downtown Detroit has come in ten years.
The Detroit News
December 24, 2016, 11am PST
In a move that will enable the $350 million redevelopment of Underground Atlanta, the city has agreed to hand over ownership and control of public streets to the developer.
Creative Loafing
December 23, 2016, 1pm PST
Portland's new inclusionary zoning policy will go into effect in February.
The Oregonian
December 23, 2016, 5am PST
New York's lack of sunlight might be overstated, but the New York Times mapped the shadows cast by every building on every block of the city just to be sure.
The New York Times
December 22, 2016, 1pm PST
The state of New York this week took another step toward removing two miles of the Niagara Scenic Parkway (formerly known as the Robert Moses Parkway).
Governor Andrew M Cuomo
December 22, 2016, 12pm PST
A transit funding formula, courtesy of Vancouver, British Columbia: Sell 13.8-acre property for $440 million; use cash to finance transit improvements.
Business in Vancouver