In an international competition architects were challenged to develop a growth pattern in the Central Valley that would have minimal encroachment on farmland.
In an international competition sponsored by the Great Valley Center, http://www.greatvalley.org/ , architects around the world were given the challenge to develop a pattern for growth in the Central Valley that would have minimal encroachment on farmland. Anticipating an additional 10 million residents by 2040, the Central Valley faces losing prime farmland to urbanization at an alarming rate. The competition "Housing the next 10 Million" drew 130 creative and thoughtful entries, and while land-use planning does not currently operate with a regional perspective, organizers hope that such forums will start discussions, get planners coordinating and communities involved.
Thanks to California 2000 Project
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.
The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
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.
As Remote Work Persists, Ohio Cities Brace for Tax Revenue Losses
Cities like Dayton expect to see a reduction in income tax revenue as more remote workers begin paying taxes to their home jurisdictions.
Colorado Springs Updates Transportation Plan
The city made the first revisions to its transportation plan in twenty years, acknowledging the changing transportation needs of the region’s growing population.
Aging and the Housing Market
When wanting to downsize their living situation, some older Americans are startled to find a dearth of smaller housing units in their neighborhoods.
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Missoula Redevelopment Agency
City of Joliet
City of Crystal River
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.