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23 hours ago
The United Nation’s New Urban Agenda has created a playbook for planning advocates. It opens possibilities for building inclusive, integrated urban planning in countries where planning has been top-down and limited in scope.
Bruce Stiftel
On a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, the White House marked the occasion by discussion exclusionary zoning.
4 days ago
The proposed expansion would affect smaller multi-family developments and include incentives for reducing travel during peak hours and encouraging transit, walking, and biking.
Urbanize Los Angeles
4 days ago
The differences between the haves and the have-nots, already apparent in the U.S. housing market before the pandemic, is more apparent than ever after more than a year of economic and demographic upheaval.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
June 14, 2021, 8am PDT
Plans for the area include thousands of new housing units, public parks, and improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
June 10, 2021, 7am PDT
A pioneering architect in Newcastle, U.K. tries to open planning to the people with a new "urban room" for community engagement.
The Guardian
June 9, 2021, 8am PDT
Lots of planning is discretionary. Cities and developers negotiate what builders will do for cities in exchange for the right to build, creating an incentive for bad rules, eroding the public's faith in zoning, and enabling political corruption.
Michael Manville
June 7, 2021, 8am PDT
A group of 12 leading transit experts debriefed on the consequences of the pandemic for public transit, and proposed a future that centers public transit as a tool for economic recovery and righting the past wrongs of the planning profession.
June 4, 2021, 8am PDT
Raleigh, North Carolina is the latest in a series of cities pursuing a significant departure from the 20th century planning status quo.
The News & Observer
June 2, 2021, 6am PDT
Advocates and political supporters are calling HB 1607 an incremental, first step, after the process of building a winning political coalition cut back some of the original ambition of the statewide zoning reform effort.
Hartford Courant
June 2, 2021, 5am PDT
A mix of new development focused on future needs and new tools for preservation are included in the rezoning package for the south end of Governors Island approved by the New York City Council in May.
Urbanize New York
June 1, 2021, 8am PDT
Despite slowing population growth statewide, officials believe the region will "grow into" the new rail system if cities promote dense development around transit stations.
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 28, 2021, 8am PDT
Zoning and land use changes proposed in the Home in Tacoma plan, an element of the One Tacoma Comprehensive Plan, was approved this month by the Tacoma Planning Commission.
The Urbanist
May 25, 2021, 5am PDT
The Beaufort County Greenprint Plan, completed in 2020, offers an innovative model of open space planning integrated within a larger planning framework.
Emily McCoy, Lindsey Naylor
May 24, 2021, 8am PDT
The SPUR Regional Strategy sets a new standard for planning advocacy, not only for the depth and breadth of its vision, but for its skill in execution.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 20, 2021, 12pm PDT
New amendments to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan set goals for new housing development and fewer cars on the road.
Greater Greater Washington
May 20, 2021, 8am PDT
New research highlights some of the ways planners can increase the social benefits and public acceptance of green stormwater infrastructure.
Christopher Tirri, Mahbubur Meenar
May 20, 2021, 5am PDT
The FRESH program, previously offering zoning incentives for grocery store development in 19 districts around New York City, will expand to 11 new locations.
NYC Planning
May 19, 2021, 12pm PDT
The Colorado Department of Transportation has plans to expand highways, but it also has a mandate to reduce emissions from the state's transportation systems. Is it possible to do both?
Colorado Public Radio
May 19, 2021, 9am PDT
Minneapolis joins the avant garde of cities implementing a dramatic overhaul of the parking requirement status quo that has been a primary determinant of the form and function of cities for nearly a century.
Star Tribune