Land Use

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
April 5, 2017, 8am PDT
You be the judge: is this innovative land use in Downtown Minneapolis a woonerf or a glorified parking lot?
MinnPost
April 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
March was a momentous month for the Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project. The project would build cap over I-95 at Penn's Landing, among other improvements.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
April 4, 2017, 11am PDT
With the high cost of land and housing in most major cities, why don't we just make the hundreds of "walkable" small towns in the United States more desirable places to live for average earners?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.
The Planning Report
April 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
After the defeat of Measure S, Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni explains how a slew of new planning reforms will help move the city forward.
The Planning Report
April 2, 2017, 7am PDT
Fighting a plan to develop new affordable housing, some residents of Apalachicola, Florida prefer an effort to restore the town's dilapidated, though historic, housing stock.
The New York Times
March 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the Los Angeles metro area expands its transit options, transit-oriented development is following suit. In some neighborhoods, lower-income residents are being displaced.
UCLA Magazine
March 31, 2017, 10am PDT
Developers have a lot of opinions about how to fix New York's housing market (probably not a surprise) and not all of them consider themselves to be evil (maybe a little bit of a surprise).
City Limits
March 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Recently termed-out Mayor Ashley Swearengin sits down for an exclusive interview about how she planned for high speed rail investments, championed sustainable water management, and took steps to rebuild the local economy.
The Planning Report
March 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
Greg David argues that zoning rules limiting Manhattan's Garment District to manufacturers are obsolete. Without them, underutilized space could be put to better use.
Crain's New York Business
March 29, 2017, 2pm PDT
An article and video by Chicago PBS station WTTW explore San Francisco's uniquely ambitious approach to sharing the city with wildlife.
WTTW
March 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
Researchers from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have produced a model of coastal erosion based on the impacts of expected sea level rise by the end of the century.
USGS
March 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
By purchasing 954 acres of forested land, the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has added to its swath of the map in the neighborhood of Louisville and Fort Knox.
Courier-Journal
March 29, 2017, 6am PDT
As the supply of affordable housing in Gowanus continues to diminish, a new coalition demands that any rezoning plan fill the gaps.
The Real Deal
March 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of New Albany approved a plan to keep where opioid abuse clinics can locate.
News and Tribune
March 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Pacific Plaza is the first of four new parks planned for Downtown Dallas.
Dallas News
March 28, 2017, 5am PDT
The Pier 55 proposal made a big splash in New York when it was proposed in 2014, but now it appears headed for the trash bin of history.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 27, 2017, 10am PDT
New York City's property tax system is a growing source of political consternation, and now state legislators have entered the fray.
SI Live