Take a Density Quiz

Take a Density Quiz

…Dan Zack’s complete 50 minute video presentation, “Delightful Density: the case for housing density.” PCJ Editor’s Note: for more on dealing with density concerns, see Beth Humstone‘s PCJ article, “Getting the Density You Want.”  …

view into Greeley Park in New York City

There’s a Good Story Here!

…See also Beth Humstone‘s PCJ article, “Turning Downtowns Around: Business Improvement Districts” (supplementing her article, I take a closer look at the enormously successful Bryant Park BID). For cities, the benefits of strong urban parks…

Our Contributing Writers

Our Contributing Writers

…Dale — Laurence Gerckens Beth Humstone — Ed McMahon — Della Rucker — The Segedys — Kennedy Smith — Ric Stephens — Hannah Twaddell Voices from Planning Commissioners Over the years, many other individuals have…

F is for Farmland

F is for Farmland

…”blue grass” horse farms. An urban service limit was established that denied improved roads, utilities, and other services to areas near the horse farms, but assured them in other sectors. Editor’s note: see Beth Humstone‘s…

Farmland in Hillsboro, Oregon

Urban Growth Boundaries

One of the most remarkable aspects of Oregon planning law is the “urban growth boundary” (UGB). We’ve reported before about the use of UGBs (see Beth Humstone‘s “Building Invisible Walls”) but actually visiting the Portland…