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Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blog post
December 31, 2020, 6am PST
Compact infill development can create affordable, inclusive and attractive cities, like Montreal, "plus belle ville au monde."
Todd Litman
December 21, 2020, 11am PST
The density debate can't be avoided in fast-growing Utah, according to the researchers and political leaders who support the findings of a new report from the University of Utah's Kem C. Garner Policy Institute.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 9, 2020, 6am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland wants to put its zoning where its transit is—it's just the latest in a string of transit-oriented land use reforms for the famously suburban county.
Bethesda Magazine
November 30, 2020, 9am PST
A recent report calls for the region stretching from Oregon to British Columbia to think big about accommodating expected population growth. The report's recommendation to build four new, large cities isn't universally accepted, however.
KUOW
November 1, 2020, 5am PST
New details have emerged on a project the Chicago Tribune is calling this one of Chicago's most ambitious development proposals in decades.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
July 28, 2020, 11am PDT
New Zealand’s new national urban development policy prohibits parking minimums and increases allowable building heights near transit stations. This is a watershed moment for the country’s cities and towns.
Todd Litman
July 9, 2020, 8am PDT
A wealthy enclave in the middle of the Los Angeles basin could soon have a new look on its skyline.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 30, 2020, 8am PDT
The public relations and marketing messaging of the new normal.
The Mercury News
February 17, 2020, 7am PST
The New Carrollton transit station will add Purple Line light rail to its multi-modal mix; planners at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) hope to leverage the new transit for new land use and development around the station.
The Washington Post
February 13, 2020, 12pm PST
A former industrial site on the edge of Portland, Oregon's urban core is planned with major urbanism ambitions.
UrbanLand
February 3, 2020, 12pm PST
A massive new development at the former site of a polluting power plant is moving forward in the City by the Bay.
Curbed San Francisco
August 17, 2019, 5am PDT
A new development promises to transform a gritty part of the Back Bay, according to this article from the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe
June 17, 2019, 11am PDT
The Editorial Board of the New York Times offers perhaps the highest profile support to date for overthrowing the status quo of slow growth and development opposition.
The New York Times
June 8, 2019, 5am PDT
"Leftover lots" are the object of one Philadelphia-based architecture firm's fascination.
PlanPhilly
May 18, 2019, 7am PDT
Lexington, Kentucky's growth boundary survived a comprehensive plan update in 2019, after years of controversy. A housing crisis, a growing city, and a broken land use system are rearranging the political arithmetic behind the greenbelt.
CityLab
April 28, 2019, 5am PDT
In attempt to design buildings that convey the complexity and scale of the traditional Main Street, we frequently end up with buildings that are a cartoon version of the real thing. Perhaps we are trying too hard?
CNU Public Square
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 19, 2019, 7am PST
Minneapolis and Seattle bucked national trends by increasing active transportation and use of public transit in recent years.
Streetsblog USA
September 19, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle shows how new buildings and new trees can be added to a city simultaneously—in fact, neighborhoods adding new buildings are maintaining its urban tree canopy while static single-family neighborhoods are losing trees.
Sightline Institute