Land Use

3 days ago
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
January 17, 2017, 8am PST
As seas rise, San Francisco is looking to shore up its costal protection against earthquakes and extreme weather events.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 10, 2016, 8am PST
Subdivision Staging Policy stirs passion and, some hope, progress in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Montgomery County.
The Washington Post
Blog post
November 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Steven T. Moga guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
October 31, 2016, 10am PDT

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Jennifer Evans-Cowley
October 22, 2016, 9am PDT
Denver developers are building parking that can be converted into housing, anticipating radical changes that autonomous vehicles could bring to city life.
Denver Post
Blog post
October 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
Love 'em or hate 'em, drones are coming. But is the issue of aesthetics getting enough treatment in the drone wars?
Pete Sullivan
October 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
"Seattle’s multi-year process to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan has come to its conclusion finding unanimous consent and approval from the City Council," reports Stephen Fesler.
The Urbanist
October 1, 2016, 7am PDT
Bay area town Brisbane looks to provide commercial development to cater to San Francisco residents, but resists building housing.
San Francisco Chronicle