Planning

March 19, 2019, 8am PDT
An historic moment for planning in Seattle: Density bonuses for affordable housing are now allowed all over the city as Seattle implements a big piece of its long-percolating Mandatory Housing Affordability plan.
The Seattle Times
March 18, 2019, 10am PDT
Liberty Street was once a narrow, urban street. Now it's seven lanes of unsafe speeds and pedestrian risks. The city has a plan to greatly reduce the number of traffic lanes on the street, or another plan that won't.
WCPO
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
March 13, 2019, 5am PDT
It's been five years since the Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. A new analysis by the Urban Institute evaluates the accomplishments of 100 Resilient Cities so far.
100 Resilient Cities
March 11, 2019, 12pm PDT
The New York Department of City Planning is keeping itself on the cutting edge of internet technology.
New York Department of City Planning
March 9, 2019, 11am PST
Cost and economic development considerations supersede mobility considerations in the planning for Charlotte's planned light rail line.
WFAE
March 7, 2019, 12pm PST
The first priority of the draft Austin Strategic Mobility Plan is to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips.
Smart Cities Dive
March 7, 2019, 8am PST
A new book by Samuel Stein links planning to the causes of a global finance industry that values worldwide real estate at $217 trillion, or 60 percent of the world's assets.
Next City
March 7, 2019, 5am PST
A new game called Imaginable Guidelines invites participants to imagine, explore, discuss, and share their vision for the future.
CityLab
March 6, 2019, 1pm PST
The city of San Francisco is proposing an ambitious renovation of its Civic Center—the series of public spaces connecting Market Street to City Hall.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 6, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Alexandria, Virginia is asking the public to weigh in on a fundamental question of bus transit planning: ridership or coverage?
Greater Greater Washington
March 5, 2019, 8am PST
A potentially radical point of view that must be considered by planners: moving the field forward will require soul searching that confronts an overcomes the disposition and exploitation that defined the past and continues to influence the future.
Progressive City
March 5, 2019, 5am PST
Current zoning doesn't support the range of uses proposed for a new "Innovation Economy District" at the Industry City location on the Brooklyn Waterfront.
The Real Deal
February 28, 2019, 7am PST
The Minneapolis City Council will consider initial mixed-use development plans for critical riverfront industrial site surrounded by a struggling residential neighborhood.
MinnPost
Blog post
February 27, 2019, 2pm PST
Urban planners can play a role in ensuring the best possible waste management practices are implemented whenever possible.
Kayla Matthews
February 27, 2019, 6am PST
The question of how and where to grow is causing controversy in Toronto. A recent op-ed picks a side.
Toronto Sun
February 26, 2019, 6am PST
The arrival of Amazon's HQ2 facility in Northern Virginia is expected to multiply development investment in the area, requiring more planners to review project proposals.
Washington Business Journal
Feature
February 25, 2019, 8am PST
The plans, they are a-changin.
James Brasuell
February 20, 2019, 10am PST
The Oregon Legislature is already considering one of the most sweeping and ambitious statewide land use reform bills in the country. A new bill would allow even more density around transit stations.
Willamette Week
February 20, 2019, 6am PST
The public had its first chance to weigh in on a draft climate plan released in January, sending signals about the political viability of climate change action in the state of Texas.
San Antonio Express-News