Underutilized Land

Modern six-story office building in Washington, D.C. formerly occupied by Federal Aviation Administration.

Legislation Introduced to Support Adaptive Reuse of Federal Buildings

The proposed bill would promote the conversion of vacant and underused buildings into affordable housing.

April 15, 2024 - Route Fifty

Aerial view of downtown Chandler, Arizona with desert hills in background.

Arizona Town Expands Infill Incentive District

The Chandler City Council voted to add the city’s downtown and other areas to an incentive program that supports infill development.

November 15, 2023 - Chandler News

White, yellow, gray boxy apartment building with construction fence surrounding bottom floor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

State Trust Lands Offer Opportunity for Affordable Housing

Western states that hold millions of acres in land trusts are working to turn some of them into affordable housing.

October 31, 2023 - Stateline

Vacant lot in Chicago, Illinois with skyline in background

Exploring the Ethics of Private Property Buyouts

Learn more about the various impacts of buying out private property with the intent of furthering urban development.

March 8, 2023 - Devin Partida


New Tool Puts Miami Development Opportunities on the Map

There's plenty of vacant or underutilized land to be found in Miami-Dade County, if you know where and how to look.

April 18, 2019 - Miami Herald

Top Books

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Top Websites

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Top Apps

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Top Schools

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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.