Tim Keane

A rendering shows key features of the zoning code for a mid-rise apartment building.

Boise’s New Zoning Code Cleared for City Council Approval

The Boise Planning Commission gave its approval to a new zoning code for the city of Boise. The City Council is expected to consider the draft zoning code in June.

May 1, 2023 - Boise State Public Radio

Treasure Valley

Boise Backing Off Proposed Citywide Zoning Changes

Boise was considering allowing up to four units by-right on any residential parcel in the city, but has since rolled back the scale of the proposed zoning changes.

July 14, 2022 - Boise Dev

Boise Idaho

Boise’s New Planning Director Warns Against 'Dysfunctional Highways'

On the heels of his stint as Atlanta’s planning director, Tim Keane says Boise should avoid following in the path of American cities that have let highway expansion and sprawl go unchecked for decades.

May 27, 2022 - Boise State Public Radio

Atlanta Park

Tim Keane, Atlanta Planning Commissioner, Headed to a New City

Tim Keane, who has led the Atlanta Department of City Planning since 2015, is set to take a new job in a new city.

February 1, 2022 - Axios Atlanta

Peachtree Street Atlanta

Audit: Police Should Take On Atlanta Zoning Enforcement

A city audit recommends shifting zoning enforcement from the planning department to the police department.

January 25, 2022 - Saporta Report

Buckhead, Atlanta

Atlanta's Buckhead Plans to Secede Over Upzoning

One Atlanta neighborhood is campaigning to secede from the city as the battle over zoning reform heats up.

December 9, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

A Black LIves Matter Protest, with a protestor holding up a sign that reads "Open Your Eyes: Systemic Racism Is Real"

Planning Directors Commit to Change on Racial Inequities

Planning directors around the country have acknowledged the historic role of the planning profession in furthering the causes of racial discrimination and have publicly committed to change that history.

October 13, 2021 - Next City

Atlanta Street

Zoning Changes May Be Coming to Atlanta

The city is considering zoning updates, including legalization of accessory dwelling units and smaller apartment buildings, which would increase density and provide more housing.

December 26, 2018 - SaportaReport

Atlanta Aerial

Atlanta’s Planning Commissioner Won’t Tolerate Bad Design Any Longer

Tim Keane says quality design isn’t negotiable and developers need to aim higher.

December 23, 2018 - SaportaReport


'Atlanta City Design' Book Makes a Plan for Equity

Two of the most prominent planners in Atlanta have released a book to help set an agenda for equity as the city grows in the next two decades.

September 27, 2017 - Next City

Public Notice

Toward a More Sightly Future for Public Notice Signs

Public notice signs rarely garner much attention. Atlanta's planning department is changing that by partnering with a private design firm. The result? More striking signage.

August 20, 2017 - Fast Co. Design

Piedmont Park Atlanta

The 'City Design Project' Aims to Make Atlanta an Intentional City

Two of the highest-profile planners in the city of Atlanta, Tim Keane and Ryan Gravel, have teamed up to lead a creative visioning process that could help lead Atlanta to a new era of planning and development.

May 24, 2017 - Atlanta

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