State budget negotiations includes $135 million in "Smart Growth" incentives.
In an attempt to thwart sprawl, the state budget currently under negotiation includes $100 million to provide $2,000, to $5,000 per residence for jurisdictions that increase the number of building permits issued by 25% over the annual average for the past three years. The budget also includes $25 million in grants to help communities develop abandoned commercial sites, $5 million dollars in grants for communities with housing available for the creation of new jobs, and $5 million in loans for multi-family units near transit stations. Opponents charge the amounts will barely make a dent in stopping urban sprawl.
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The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
European Cities Act on Density
The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.
Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums
Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae to Back $1 Million Mortgages
Expensive housing markets are about to cross a symbolic threshold.
Controversial Agreement Yields Funding for Salton Sea Restoration
An unprecedented, but deeply controversial, agreement changes the equation for the Colorado River and the Salton Sea.
Grand Rapids Tests First Rural Autonomous Shuttle
The town launched a five-vehicle fleet aimed at improving mobility for residents in the rural community.
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