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Overcoming the Obstacles of Land Use for Renewable Energy
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Overcoming the Obstacles of Land Use for Renewable Energy

Samantha Gross writes about the land use complications with renewable energy generation and transmission, and the local opposition that arises as a...

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Affordable Housing Central to SoHo Rezoning Debate
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Affordable Housing Central to SoHo Rezoning Debate

The controversies in New York City surrounding rezonings during the de Blasio administration has shifted to the affluent corner of Manhattan known...

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Mapping the Land Uses of the United States
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Mapping the Land Uses of the United States

Iman Gosh shares a set of maps recently published by the McHarg Center that puts U. S. land use in perspective. "The '2100 Project: An Atlas for...

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The Rent Gap Theory
Blog 6 days ago
The Rent Gap Theory

The "rent gap" theory offers on the common explanations for gentrification. According to this theory, investors will be most tempted to purchase...

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Linking Office Construction to Affordable Housing—S.F. Ballot Initiative Would Try
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Linking Office Construction to Affordable Housing—S.F. Ballot Initiative Would Try

Joe Eskenazi reports on a game-changing proposition on the ballot in San Francisco in March, called Proposition E, which will cap the amount of...

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In Louisville, Differing Views on Mixed-Use Development
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In Louisville, Differing Views on Mixed-Use Development

A major new development in Louisville, Kentucky, will be the largest the city has ever seen, writes Kevin Williams. "Virtually everyone in...

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'Missing Middle Housing Act' Would Allow More Housing Options in Nebraska Residential Areas
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'Missing Middle Housing Act' Would Allow More Housing Options in Nebraska Residential Areas

Nebraska State Senator Matt Hansen (D-Lincoln) introduced new legislation to kickoff the 2020 legislative session, proposing LB 794, or the Missing...

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Strategic Action for Affordable Housing: How Advocacy Organizations Accomplish Policy Change
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Strategic Action for Affordable Housing: How Advocacy Organizations Accomplish Policy Change

Several planners have found that advocacy organizations (AOs) influence local housing policy decisions (Basolo, 1997; Goetz, 1997; Lucio & Ramirez...

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Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2020
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Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2020

Predicting the future is hard-if it were easy, there'd be a lot more security and prosperity, and a lot fewer problems, in the world. Las Vegas...

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Philadelphia Mayor Vetoes Several Development-Related Bills
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Philadelphia Mayor Vetoes Several Development-Related Bills

"A bill requiring developers to provide public services and amenities in neighborhoods where they build major projects was passed by [the...

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What California Can Learn from France About Tackling a Housing Crisis
Blog 2 weeks ago
What California Can Learn from France About Tackling a Housing Crisis

France could provide a useful example of a way out of the housing crisis that California faces, writes Yonah Freemark. "How were French officials...

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Proposed $20 Billion Chicago Megaproject Gets Reprieve
Blog 2 weeks ago
Proposed $20 Billion Chicago Megaproject Gets Reprieve

The Real Deal reports that the One Central megadevelopment project in Chicago's South Loop is not dead yet after the deadline to apply for a...

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Empowering Architects to Reduce Carbon Emissions
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Empowering Architects to Reduce Carbon Emissions

How invested is the architectural community in preventing the worst impacts of climate change, and what barriers stand in the way of achieving this...

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Keeping Colorado Land from Development Could Cost $5 Million
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Keeping Colorado Land from Development Could Cost $5 Million

"City officials are warning that a recently launched citizen petition designed to keep a prominent and picturesque parcel of land on the western...

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Top Urban Planning Websites – 2019
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Top Urban Planning Websites – 2019

Every year, Planetizen recognizes the excellence of the planning Internet, highlighting the websites and platforms driving the conversation...

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Study: U.S. Land Use Regulations More Restrictive Since the Great Recession
Blog 3 weeks ago
Study: U.S. Land Use Regulations More Restrictive Since the Great Recession

New analysis published by the National Bureau of Economic Research reports results of a new survey of local residential land use regulatory regimes...

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The Traditional Snarky Architecture Review—This Time for the Decade
Blog 3 weeks ago
The Traditional Snarky Architecture Review—This Time for the Decade

Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster put a twist on their traditional year in review for architecture-this time revisiting past awards to gather a...

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Lowering the Barrier to Make Public Land Available for Affordable Housing
Blog 3 weeks ago
Lowering the Barrier to Make Public Land Available for Affordable Housing

"Housing is expensive to construct and maintain, so every dollar saved on land or other costs helps affordable developments pencil out. Leveraging...

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The Urban Landscape New York City Lost in the 2010s
Blog 3 weeks ago
The Urban Landscape New York City Lost in the 2010s

Nathan Kensinger looks at ten buildings that have disappeared from New York City in the last decade, and the effect of those losses on...

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Cost to Repair Philadelphia Homes Is $2.7 Billion, Study Finds
Blog 3 weeks ago
Cost to Repair Philadelphia Homes Is $2.7 Billion, Study Finds

A new study finds that 41 percent of Philadelphia renter households need repairs. The project, a collaboration between PolicyMap and the Federal...

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The End of the Mall? Navigating the Shifting Retail Landscape
Blog 3 weeks ago
The End of the Mall? Navigating the Shifting Retail Landscape

Gregory Scruggs writes about changing consumer trends and the impact on municipalities. "Over the past two decades, consumers nationwide have made...

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Judge Tosses Manhattan Rezoning; Developer Tosses Affordable Housing Project
Blog 4 weeks ago
Judge Tosses Manhattan Rezoning; Developer Tosses Affordable Housing Project

"The biggest developer in Inwood said the economics for a 730-unit affordable housing development his firm had been planning to raise may have just...

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Investment Without Displacement the Goal in West Philly
Blog 1 month ago
Investment Without Displacement the Goal in West Philly

Jason Laughlin reports on the state of 52nd Street, the "corridor once called West Philly's Main Street," and the "thriving heart for West...

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Preserving Affordable Housing Along Maryland Light Rail Line
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Preserving Affordable Housing Along Maryland Light Rail Line

A recently released plan outlines ways to preserve affordable housing and minimize displacement along the route of the Purple Line, a new 16-mile...

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Affordable Housing Required for Development on L.A. City Properties
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Affordable Housing Required for Development on L.A. City Properties

"Starting January 1, new homes built on city-owned land will have to provide the most affordable units possible, a move that one local nonprofit...

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Retail Apocalypse Blazes New Trails
Blog 1 month ago
Retail Apocalypse Blazes New Trails

"Any regular customer of A16's flagship West Los Angeles store will attest to the primordial memories it invoked... A16 supplied Boy Scouts and...

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253,000 Housing Units Possible in Boston With Transit Oriented Density, Report Says
Blog 1 month ago
253,000 Housing Units Possible in Boston With Transit Oriented Density, Report Says

"Housing-starved Massachusetts could add a quarter-million homes just by building more around MBTA stations," reports Tim Logan, reporting the...

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S.F. Bay Area Cooperative Offers New Affordable Housing Model
Blog 1 month ago
S.F. Bay Area Cooperative Offers New Affordable Housing Model

Oscar Perry Abello looks at the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates purchase...

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Homes Designed by Starchitects Face a Sluggish Resale Market
Blog 1 month ago
Homes Designed by Starchitects Face a Sluggish Resale Market

James Tarmy reports on the surprising lack of value that residential buildings designed by starchitects (i.e., the most famous of globe-trotting,...

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How Proptech Could Change Planning and Development in the U.S.
Blog 1 month ago
How Proptech Could Change Planning and Development in the U.S.

Property technology, or proptech, involves the blending of information technology and real estate, creating platforms such as web interfaces, apps,...

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