Separation of Uses

Jackson Heights, Queens

A Complete Community Is All Mixed Up

A complete community includes an optimal mix of people, activities, and transport modes in each neighborhood. Like a chef, planners need the right ingredients. Here is the recipe.

March 15, 2021 - Todd Litman

La Maison Rose

A 'Dining Revolution' Comes Home

A California bill approved in 2018 legalized restaurants to locate in homes, setting the foundation for a new restaurant economy just when communities needed it most.

September 9, 2020 - Eater Los Angeles

Texas Industrial

Challenging the Permitting Record of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Zoning in the U.S. was originally intended to keep noxious uses out of residential areas. Around Houston, which famously lacks a traditional zoning system, polluting uses are still granted broad permission to operate in residential areas.

August 20, 2020 - One Breath Partnership

Chicago River Industrial Area

Chicago's New Approach to Air Quality Includes Zoning Changes

Improved air quality can help achieve equitable economic growth, according to Chicago's newly announced Air Quality Agenda.

July 31, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Junior Designer

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates

Executive Director/Administrator of City Planning

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency/City of Chattanooga

Assistant Planner

City of Willits

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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.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.