Land Use

November 17, 2010, 12pm PST
Detroit reporter John Gallagher's new book "Reimagining Detroit" considers what it will take to remake The Motor City into a model that will work for the future.
Model D
November 17, 2010, 7am PST
A heavily contaminated site formerly used for chemical storage in East London provides an expensive lesson in urban brownfield remediation for government officials preparing the city for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games.
The Guardian
November 10, 2010, 5am PST
A law requiring New Jersey towns to ensure 10 percent of new units are affordable now awaits a vote by the State Assembly.
The Star-Ledger
November 5, 2010, 7am PDT
Wendell Cox believes so. In this article, he quantifies the effect of land use regulation on the cost of new home construction, which he says leads to
New Geography
October 9, 2010, 9am PDT
Ben Brown reads Robert Putnam's new book, which explores the ways in which religion in the U.S. causes greater intolerance but simultaneously a greater civic engagement and likelihood of helping others through charitable acts.
PlaceShakers
Blog post
September 7, 2010, 8pm PDT

Over the past decade more than $75 billion in public dollars has been invested in rail transit. Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver alone are investing an additional $65 billion to expand their systems and enhance the livability of their communities. The federal government will be asked to play a major role in funding each of those systems. Up until now the federal role in major transit investments has largely avoided the question of how we ought to design our transit systems to be good neighbors and leverage livable communities.

G.B. Arrington
July 16, 2010, 10am PDT
With the retirement of City Planning Director Gail Goldberg and ongoing budget problems gutting the department, a group of planners, developers, politicians, and advocates add their voices to the discussion on the future of planning in L.A.
The Planning Report
July 8, 2010, 2pm PDT
Renata Simril, regional VP for national developer Forest City, describes the financing and policy mechanisms she sees as necessary to bring TOD to cities.
The Planning Report
July 8, 2010, 6am PDT
A new joint powers authority comprised of cities and county supervisorial districts will help planning efforts in the San Fernando Valley--a sub-region often lost in the shuffle of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolis.
The Planning Report
June 9, 2010, 11am PDT
Artist Natalie Jeremijenko's farming pods could be perched atop skylines in the future as a sustainable method of rooftop farming. They will grow fruits and vegetables in hydroponic chambers, allowing sunlight through a clear plastic skin.
Fast Company
April 5, 2010, 5am PDT
Justin B. Hollander at Tufts University looks at the increasing shrinkage of cities like Flint, Michigan and Youngstown, Ohio and the myriad strategies these cities are taking to shrink effectively.
Cityscape
April 2, 2010, 12pm PDT
Due to complexity of the issues related to our food system, altering the food system requires the type of interdisciplinary, comprehensive thinking at which urban planners excel.
Urban Farm Hub
November 19, 2009, 5am PST
There's no looking back now in the shift away from suburbs to a more sustainable urban model, writes Andre Shashaty, president of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
Salon.com
November 5, 2009, 12pm PST
Growth is at a standstill in most western boomtowns, but not in well-planned, thriving South Jordan, UT. An expedited permitting process and good planning are given credit as catalysts for growth.
Desert News
September 3, 2009, 1pm PDT
Consumer preference surveys indicate that total U.S. demand for large-lot, exurban housing will not increase, while demand for small-lot and attached housing in accessible, multi-modal locations will double during the next two decades.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
August 11, 2009, 9am PDT
The Portland, Oregon area is well known for preserving agricultural land separate from urban areas. In the new town of Damascus on the border of the growth boundary, landowners are seeking a way to mix the two.
The Oregonian
June 22, 2009, 12pm PDT
Texas Governor Rick Perry recently vetoed a bill that would have created a state level "smart growth" program.
New Geography
June 15, 2009, 8am PDT
As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
New Geography
June 7, 2009, 1pm PDT
Two representatives of a committee charged with implementing reductions in VMT to meet California's SB 375 goals discuss the challenges.
The Planning Report
May 16, 2009, 1pm PDT
San Francisco, Houston, and Indianapolis are featuring public art installations that mimic and highlight nature in urban areas.
Next American City