Land Use

Feature
March 23, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Planners Across America series visits Maryland for an interview with Baltimore Planning Director Tom Stosur.
Josh Stephens
March 23, 2017, 11am PDT
By-right zoning is seen as a critical strategy to help solve the affordable housing crisis. Here's how to get the process correct.
Modern Cities
March 23, 2017, 10am PDT
Sandy Springs, Georgia is rewriting the nuts and bolts of its planning process. A first draft of the city's new zoning code has been released in the hopes of finalizing a new code later this year.
Reporter Newspapers
March 23, 2017, 8am PDT
The Texas Senate has approved Senate Bill 2, which would require a vote to raise property taxes beyond 5 percent—lowered from the current threshold of 8 percent.
Dallas News
March 23, 2017, 7am PDT
What if an algorithm could meet the needs of the economic system driving suburban housing development while also designing more diverse building types? One architect has already experimented with this provocative thought experiment.
Co.Design
March 21, 2017, 9am PDT
While much has been made of the suburban shopping mall's decline, successful urban retail spaces are taking their inspiration from the humble city street.
The Guardian
March 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
A land use attorney and planning instructor at MIT and Harvard University takes to the pages of The Boston Globe to explain planning to the audience of a new era.
The Boston Globe
March 20, 2017, 5am PDT
Washington, D.C. is looking to cut back on one of the incentives that inspire commuters to drive to and from work.
The Washington Post
March 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
Streetsblog is at it again with its annual "Parking Madness" tournament.
Streetsblog USA
March 17, 2017, 6am PDT
One of the nuggets of significance in the Trump Administration's budget draft indicates the president's seriousness about building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.
The Wall Street Journal
March 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
An urban gardening and public health success story emerges from Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
March 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Zoning around Chicago's public transit in relatively affluent areas won't allow for density or any kind of housing other than single family homes.
Chicago Cityscape
March 15, 2017, 6am PDT
A massive mall, proposed for a 174-acre stretch of land that abuts the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties, has so far breezed through approvals. "American Dream Miami" will still require political victories.
Sun Sentinel
Blog post
March 13, 2017, 5am PDT
It was clear to the City of Toronto that engaging less confident cyclists that make up 60% of the population, yet seldom come to community meetings, might be the key to dramatic mode shifts in the city. Here's how it happened.
Dave Biggs
March 12, 2017, 9am PDT
How does one talk about density without frightening people? One term that's floating around is "gentle density," referring to the missing middle between mid-rise and detached homes.
Metro Toronto
March 11, 2017, 11am PST
The New York Department of City Planning is considering changes to a formula used to model the shadows cast by potential developments as part of its Midtown East rezoning plan.
Crain's New York Business
March 11, 2017, 5am PST
Slated for the site of the late Hudson's department store, Dan Gilbert's mixed-use mecca and its glassy 734-foot tower would symbolize Detroit's rebirth, in downtown at least.
Detroit Free Press
March 10, 2017, 10am PST
After appearing in the film La La Land, the world-renowned, iconic, 116-year-old Angels Flight will reopen to the public after a three-year modernization process.
The Planning Report
March 10, 2017, 9am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland is the latest municipality to approve an agricultural tax credit to to create incentives for agricultural uses in urban areas.
Source of the Spring
March 10, 2017, 8am PST
With a surplus of unsold billboard spaces dotting Los Angeles, artists are using the empty spaces as canvasses for new forms of public art.
The Art Newspaper