Local Veto

Winter Construction in the City

Corruption Case and a Call for Reform: Aldermanic Privilege Under Scrutiny in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is once again pushing to eliminate aldermanic privilege after a federal racketeering case ensnarled local and state elected officials.

March 7, 2022 - Chicago Sun-Times


Philadelphia Neighborhoods Leverage Zoning Overlays for Local Control

Overlay districts provide a tool for guiding the future of development and environmental controls at the neighborhood level.

February 3, 2021 - WHYY

Car-Centric Planning

The Causes of California's Development Malaise

A spate of recent articles has taken a critical look at the regulatory obstacles to a progrssive planning vision in the state of California.

September 22, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A Planning Showdown in New York City

The proposal to rezone the Industry City redevelopment area in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn has won a key approval, but a controversial showdown in the City Council still awaits.

August 23, 2020 - The Real Deal

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Councilmember Nixes Rezoning Request for Massive Brooklyn Redevelopment Project

Gentrification and displacement concerns won the day over a plan to rezone a former industrial area in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for new retail, offices, hotels and restaurants.

August 11, 2020 - The Real Deal

Southern California Coast

Community Planning Groups Scrutinized for Demographic Disparities in San Diego

Older, white homeowners take up far more than an equal share of the seats at the planning table in San Diego.

July 26, 2020 - Voice of San Diego

San Francisco Parklet

How Local Planners Can Lead a Proactive, Aggressive Response to the Pandemic

The novel coronavirus has so far preyed on the most vulnerable in cities, as a result of the planning failures of the previous century. Planners today can take steps to reverse that reality, if they reclaim their historic role.

July 8, 2020 - Democracy

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Planning for Universal Design

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