July 24, 2017, 9am PDT
Randall Arendt looks at how communities can achieve results similar to Form-Based Codes through a simpler set of form-based design standards (FBDS).
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
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.
December 2, 2016, 6am PST
A look at how Baldwin Park has matured after 15 years of development.
March 8, 2016, 9am PST
With the sharing economy repurposing and mutating the one-size (and one size only) fits all world of zoning, is it time to jettison our old zoning codes?
February 19, 2014, 2pm PST
San Diego County's "most walkable city" is being challenged to identify the real smart growth: what it has or what is being proposed. At issue: a plan amendment for a high density project near transit. But is the project real?
June 8, 2013, 11am PDT
Downtown Redwood City (near San Francisco) has seen an amazing turnaround due to an aggressive program of code reform, strong investments in public spaces, and a strategy of using entertainment as a catalyzing force.
April 3, 2013, 8am PDT
Instead of always fighting to make sprawl development harder, let's focus our energy on making great infill development easier.
February 9, 2013, 11am PST
It's not how complicated or divisive New Urbanist-based land use regulations are that's driving the legal profession nuts. It's the opposite. There just aren't many New Urbanist rulings in the casebook, explains Jonathan Zasloff.
June 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
Grist's Jonathan Hiskes spoke with smart growth leaders to devise strategies that municipalities, as opposed to U.S. government, can take to lessen oil dependency - that are financially sustainable, not overly dependent on technology, and ready to go