A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.
The region faces challenges and opportunities due to climate change, and we can mitigate and reduce extreme heat impacts through thoughtful, collaborative, and proactive planning efforts. The Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) project includes tools and resources for local communities as well as analysis of Metropolitan Council systems and assets, including the following:
- An interactive Localized Flood Screening Map Tool for community use in screening for potential risk of localized flooding from short-term, extreme rain events.
- An interactive Extreme Heat Map Tool for community use in assessing natural or built environment features that affect extreme heat.
- An analysis of Localized Flood Risk vulnerability.
Minneapolis Housing Plan a Success—Not for the Reason You Think
Housing advocates praise the city’s move to eliminate single-family zoning by legalizing triplexes on single-family lots, but that isn’t why housing construction is growing.
New White House Housing Initiative Includes Zoning Reform Incentives
The Biden administration this morning released a new program of actions intended to spur housing construction around the United States.
‘Mega-Landlords’ Threaten Housing Stability for Renters
As institutional investors buy up a larger share of single-family homes, the families renting them are increasingly vulnerable to rent increases and eviction.
More Funds to Transform the Puente Hills Landfill into a Regional Park
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors just approved an additional $28 million to support the development of the Puente Hills Regional Park at the landfill site.
Denver Freeway Widening Plans on Hold
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s plan to widen the Interstate 25 freeway through Denver is one of a few plans to widen urban freeways under consideration in the United States.
Public Perceptions of Sprawl and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Urban density has a bad reputation.
City of Redwood City
City of Rohnert Park
City of Hot Springs
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.