Development Approval

Housing construction in Austin, Texas

Austin Electeds Hope Site Review Improvements Achieve Affordability Gains

After receiving scathing reviews about the frustrations and inefficiencies of its site review process, Austin has contracted with McKinsey to begin the work of overhauling the process.

September 5, 2023 - The Real Deal

Ellis Island is shown across the water of the New York Harbor.

New York Suspends Land Use Reviews for Shelters

The Adams administration in New York City will relax the review process for homeless shelters to create new space for arriving asylum seekers.

May 17, 2023 - Gothamist

Housing Development

Survey: Anti-Developer Sentiment Drives Anti-Development Sentiment

All planners encounter passionate obstructionist activity at some point. While the reasoning for anti-development is often discussed, it's still not a widely understood force in the planning process and the evolution of cities.

March 1, 2018 - UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

A Change in Land Use Leadership in New York City

A new speaker of the New York City Council is expected to change the way development negotiations play out for local councilmembers.

January 12, 2018 - Politico

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.