Land Use

June 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.
Next City
June 12, 2019, 6am PDT
Failing golf courses pose a choice for cities that can use tax dollars to turn them public or put the land to use in other ways.
Crain's Chicago Business
May 13, 2019, 8am PDT
Long used to promote inequality, zoning and land use are now helping to keep vulnerable communities safer and cleaner.
CityLab
March 27, 2019, 5am PDT
Development in industrial areas is pushing out manufacturers, but new zoning regulations could help control the incursion.
Next City
March 3, 2019, 11am PST
A new study quantifies just how much of the city of Phoenix is parking.
Streetsblog USA
November 23, 2018, 11am PST
Transit should make people's lives better, with density a key component of successful systems.
Urban Edge
November 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Modern zoning practices separated uses, claiming this was a better way to organize American cities. However, the social, cultural, and urban design outcomes drastically changed the world we live in.
Greater Greater Washington
November 1, 2018, 10am PDT
Nico Larco presents a TEDx Talk on the impacts AVs will have on cities, including impacts on land use, land valuation, and the environment. AVs are more than just a transportation issue, and planners need to prepare for the coming changes.
TEDx Talk
November 21, 2017, 5am PST
Imagine if hosting a transitional tiny home village for the homeless became the norm for all suitable vacant land?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
October 3, 2017, 8am PDT
A seemingly innocuous sentence embedded in almost every subdivision ordinance across the United States has disconnected neighborhoods and made cities unwalkable. Two sentences could change that.
Modern Cities
September 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
There's plenty of housing available in Downtown L.A. for the wealthy but, while those apartments sit empty, many looking for housing find costs too high to pay.
KPCC
August 5, 2017, 11am PDT
A South Chicago neighborhood will get 20,000 new residential units if a plan goes through.
Chicago Tribune
May 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Chris Otten says change doesn't come from "being nice to decision makers," so he's comfortable being confrontational with developers and City Council members he sees as taking advantage of the poor.
The Washington Post
May 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Palo Alto has become so expensive, plots of land with derelict houses sell for millions of dollars. Mathew Yglesias argues allowing small municipalities to make their own zoning laws is partly to blame.
Vox
March 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Recently termed-out Mayor Ashley Swearengin sits down for an exclusive interview about how she planned for high speed rail investments, championed sustainable water management, and took steps to rebuild the local economy.
The Planning Report
March 23, 2017, 11am PDT
By-right zoning is seen as a critical strategy to help solve the affordable housing crisis. Here's how to get the process correct.
Modern Cities
March 17, 2017, 11am PDT
Villages of tiny homes are being prepared in Portland and Denver to help individuals transition out of homelessness
Denverite
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
January 31, 2017, 10am PST
Santa Monica is testing out a 'Tinder-like' application for approving or disapproving of developments.
The Guardian
January 17, 2017, 10am PST
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."
Modern Cities