Land Use

March 3, 2017, 2pm PST
It's possible that construction permits for accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats or mother-in-law units, could surpass permits for regular homes.
Portland Tribune
March 3, 2017, 11am PST
Details of a proposal to create a national park at one of the Twin Cities' region most popular destinations: the lock and dam at the Upper St. Anthony Falls, on the Mississippi River where it flows through Minneapolis.
MinnPost
March 2, 2017, 5am PST
There has been a lot of breaking news originating from both the Garment District and the Theater District in New York City this week.
Crain's New York Business
March 1, 2017, 1pm PST
A law making its way through the North Dakota Legislative Assembly would challenge a prevailing assumption in the state that free parking is a human right.
The Wall Street Journal
February 27, 2017, 2pm PST
The California high-speed rail project is not alone in confronting legal and political obstacles. The main issue in Texas that has aroused opposition to the privately financed, 240-mile Dallas to Houston bullet train is the use of eminent domain.
The Texas Tribune
February 27, 2017, 9am PST
A new study explores how the built environment influences vehicle miles traveled.
Streetsblog USA
Feature
February 27, 2017, 6am PST
Planning Department Director Aubrey McDermid discusses planning's role in the Oklahoma City's ongoing reinvestment and revitalization.
Josh Stephens
February 24, 2017, 1pm PST
Renters and homeowners are competing for permit districts in some Southern California cities.
KPCC
February 24, 2017, 9am PST
Grayson, Atlanta exemplifies the kind of administrative considerations that can make or break development approval processes.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 23, 2017, 12pm PST
Planners are hard at work in a unique corner of the city of Philadelphia—the Far Northeast.
PlanPhilly
Blog post
February 21, 2017, 11am PST
Measure S gives city leaders a moderately satisfying smack across the face. As satisfying as that may be, Measure S is remarkably bad planning and development policy at the expense of the vast majority of Angelinos.
Reuben Duarte
February 20, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of Austin is looking for ways to keep all eyes on the state capitol building.
Austin Monitor
February 20, 2017, 9am PST
The Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) will set an vision for 20 years of growth at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The Urbanist
February 20, 2017, 5am PST
The vacant lot program at the Cook County Land Bank Authority recently kicked into high gear—offering a huge number of vacant lots for sale, located around 27 neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicago region.
Crain's Chicago Business
February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 17, 2017, 9am PST
Los Angeles has approved new rules aimed at increasing accountability in the planning process—and at preempting a more severe approach promised by an upcoming ballot measure.
KPCC
February 16, 2017, 10am PST
The Codes Study is updated! These are the cities that are rewriting their land use laws to promote wellness, economic strength, and environmental resilience.
PlaceShakers
February 15, 2017, 11am PST
With a shrinking population, Gary, Indiana is faced with the prospect of having more park space than it knows what to do with.
NWI.com
Blog post
February 14, 2017, 2pm PST

The dust from the November election is far from settled, but Los Angeles is already headed back to the ballot box in March. The big ticket item for planning in the city: Measure S, also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.

James Brasuell
February 14, 2017, 11am PST
What better way to show you love for your community than by transforming its underused spaces into gathering areas for activities and fun?
Center for Community Progress