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March 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Questions of density and demographics are challenging a planning process in Ridgewood, New Jersey—the first plan update in the village in more than 30 years.
NorthJersey
December 22, 2019, 9am PST
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council guided the town of North Reading, located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, through a new master planning process.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
December 5, 2019, 11am PST
Though it stops well short of a citywide upzoning, the city of Tacoma has still expanded its planned development envelope by upzoning residential neighborhoods around the city.
The Urbanist
November 17, 2019, 7am PST
The first days of public engagement for Vancouver's new citywide plan began this week in Vancouver.
Vancouver Sun
July 8, 2019, 6am PDT
The D.C. Office of Planning has been updating its Comprehensive Plan since 2016. Next up is the very first chapter of the comp plan.
Greater Greater Washington
April 1, 2019, 8am PDT
A Florida man is accused of not realizing an entirely separate process would be required to implement the zoning changes recommended in a recently approved comprehensive plan.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Amarillo, a city of nearly 200,000 residents located in the Texas Panhandle, will rewrite its zoning ordinance for the first time in over 50 years.
Statesman
November 30, 2018, 6am PST
Any aambitious plan will have to change on its way to adoption. The Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan not only kept many of its core ambitions intact through the political process, but expanded them.
MinnPost
October 15, 2018, 9am PDT
A parcel-by-parcel map of zoning changes included in the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.
Star Tribune
October 1, 2018, 10am PDT
Minneapolis planners have released a revise draft of the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan, cutting back on some of the plan's most controversial aspects, but still maintaining an ambitiously urban approach.
MinnPost
August 15, 2018, 7am PDT
The Denveright plan puts pedestrians first, but could do more for public transportation and bikes, says a critique from Streetsblog Denver.
Streetsblog Denver
August 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The largest planning process in Denver's history has already completed two years of community engagement and planning work.
The Denver Post
March 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Minneapolis is deploying many of the most contemporary planning tools as it works toward approval of the Minneapolis 2040 plan.
MinnPost
March 22, 2018, 7am PDT
A recent debate in Washington, D.C. echoed common concerns about the planning process in cities around the country.
Greater Greater Washington
March 12, 2018, 5am PDT
If the rezoning of single-family neighborhoods succeeds in Minneapolis as part of its ongoing Comprehensive Plan process, we could be looking at one of the most ambitious pro-development zoning schemes in the country.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 15, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Long Beach's draft Land Use Element has provoked political forces that would like to cap the growth of the city.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
August 22, 2017, 1pm PDT
San Antonio is changing, and the city's land use regulations aren't living up to the desires of the city's communities, according to one local architect and planner.
Rivard Report
July 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Cities have to prioritize displacement as a policy issue if they want to achieve inclusive growth, writes David Whitehead.
Greater Greater Washington
November 18, 2016, 11am PST
Comprehensive plans can be big and unwieldy. Luckily for Washington, D.C., there are two maps that unlock of the plan's meaning.
Greater Greater Washington
July 15, 2016, 9am PDT
A look back at Washington, D.C.'s most recent Comprehensive Plan reveals lessons for how the city should plan for the future next time it undertakes a comprehensive planning process.
Greater Greater Washington