Land Use

May 24, 2017, 8am PDT
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have released their annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study."
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
May 24, 2017, 6am PDT
Two of the highest-profile planners in the city of Atlanta, Tim Keane and Ryan Gravel, have teamed up to lead a creative visioning process that could help lead Atlanta to a new era of planning and development.
Atlanta
May 23, 2017, 11am PDT
The end of the era of the big box retailer is leaving landlords with the difficult task of finding new tenants for the large, empty storefronts.
Denver Post
May 23, 2017, 9am PDT
A closer look at the data reveals a country that continues to sprawl.
The New York Times
May 22, 2017, 11am PDT
The Title V program makes the hard parts of solving homelessness—finding the money and the property—a lot easier. So why hasn't it been used at a much larger scale?
CityLab
May 22, 2017, 10am PDT
A new interactive map feature launched by the Chicago Cityscape website maps all the zoning changes up for approval around the city.
Chicago Cityscape
May 22, 2017, 6am PDT
Yes, planners have expertise to share, but according to this rather pointed critique, they also sometimes forget that other people do too.
CityLimits.org
May 19, 2017, 9am PDT
The fate of 26 national monuments hangs in the balance, as the Interior Department holds a review process. Public comment is open until July 10.
CNBC
May 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Instead of a disused rail line, Seoul will repurpose one of its many old overpasses. The goal is to introduce green space and build up connective pedestrian infrastructure.
The Washington Post
Feature
May 18, 2017, 8am PDT
John Wesley leads the charge to introduce urbanism into mega-suburb of Mesa, Arizona.
Josh Stephens
May 18, 2017, 7am PDT
A planned expansion of Interstate 70 through Denver might have federal approval, but a growing coalition of local groups and state political leaders are pushing back on the idea.
The Denver Post
May 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Along with Hamtramck, Highland Park is one of two tiny cities entirely surrounded by the city of Detroit. Here's how its leaders want its center to develop over the next five to ten years.
Curbed Detroit
May 16, 2017, 6am PDT
In Delmar Circle, a long-closed Church's Chicken and its parking lot may be the site of a 20-story Ferris Wheel.
Next STL
May 16, 2017, 5am PDT
Churchgoing in Washington, D.C. is on the decline, and neighborhood churches are finding it hard to pay the bills. One solution is to go mixed-use and share space with new development.
Washingtonian
Blog post
May 15, 2017, 8am PDT
There’s very little that differentiates proposals by four distinguished planning and design firms to better connect my university to its immediate neighborhood and the wider city. Why is that, and does it have to be that way?
Dean Saitta
May 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
After a wet winter, California's historic drought is over for now. But larger stores of groundwater stored in natural aquifers, steadily depleting, will be difficult to refill.
Water Deeply
May 11, 2017, 7am PDT
Barack Obama supports closing Cornell Drive, a six-lane road next to the future site of the Obama Presidential Center, to automobile access. He cites safety concerns and the need for green space.
Chi.Streetsblog
May 9, 2017, 10am PDT
The cities of Santa Monica, Culver CIty, West Hollywood, and Malibu are championing stormwater infrastructure, new public transit, affordable housing, and action on homelessness prevention.
The Planning Report
May 9, 2017, 9am PDT
According to this survey, many Houston residents increasingly prefer mixed-use areas over single-family suburbia. But there's only so much downtown available.
The Urban Edge
May 9, 2017, 8am PDT
Strange as it may sound, the city in the heart of U.S. software country had an ordinance that made such companies were illegal, even though such companies are common in the city.
Palo Alto Weekly