Land Use

April 20, 2017, 6am PDT
Most people would probably guess that the world's most sprawling city is located in the United States, and according to most measures, they'd be right.
The Guardian
April 19, 2017, 10am PDT
It may be a small but nonetheless significant win for conservation over energy extraction, particularly for Grand County, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park.
E&E News [Subscription]
April 19, 2017, 8am PDT
The Detroit Pistons recently played their last game in the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Detroit Free Press
April 19, 2017, 5am PDT
Richard Florida calls for the use of the term "New Urban Luddites" to describe the embedded interests that obstruct the growth of cities. The consequences of New Urban Luddite politics, according to Florida, are too severe for such an innocuous term.
CityLab
April 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
Federal legislation and rising sea levels are changing the way homes are insured against flooding. According to this feature article, in fact, flood insurance "is serving as a kind of advance scout into a more difficult future."
The New York Times Magazine
April 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Closing today: one of the most popular hiking trails in the Hollywood Hills, another case of the antipathy between public access and private property.
KPCC
April 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
On the one hand, the city of Portland is facing pressure to add new housing and development to meet the needs of a growing population and an expensive real estate market. On the other hand, change is never easy.
Portland Tribune
Blog post
April 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute annual conference is the region's premier gathering of planning professionals. This year's conference explored strategies for building inclusive cities in which everyone can thrive.
Dean Saitta
April 16, 2017, 11am PDT
Self-storage buildings are multiplying across New York City, where local officials would prefer to protect and grow the city's base of manufacturing and industrial jobs.
The New York Times
April 16, 2017, 9am PDT
A large swatch of downtown and an adjacent neighborhood can develop taller and denser after the Seattle City Council approved zoning changes this week.
The Seattle Times
April 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
The age-old controversy over the cost of parking in heating up in East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Business Courier
April 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
An aging population of farmers may give way to a generation of young entrepreneurs who see the value and values of growing food.
Fortune
April 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
A community plan update and a development proposal have led to hurt feelings and flared tempers in San Diego.
San Diego Uptown News
April 12, 2017, 8am PDT
It's every Shoupista's favorite day of the year.
Streetsblog USA
April 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Parking is back in the news, with a high-profile case study: the new spaceship-shaped headquarters of Apple in Cupertino has devoted a larger footprint to parking spaces than office space.
The Economist
April 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The latest Chapter 11 in a familiar story.
The Washington Post
April 7, 2017, 6am PDT
The Center for Urban Pedagogy's latest tool provides an easy and fun way to explain a difficult but critical concept: floor area ratio.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 6, 2017, 8am PDT
A planning consultant hired by FirstEnergy is putting out the first speculative ideas for the future of a contaminated lakefront site of a most demolished power plant.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
Architects and planners have to work together, as everyone on both sides of the equation knows. Even though the fields often speak the same language, there still seem to be many moments and ideas lost in translation.
San Francisco Chronicle
Blog post
April 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
In an attempt to combat prohibitively high housing costs in California, some look to repeal the 1995 state law that limits the power of local rent control ordinances. However, removing those restrictions would likely exaggerate current problems.
Reuben Duarte