Today’s demographic and economic conditions, along with consumer preferences, are creating a major shift in housing demand. The time is ripe to for communities to develop housing strategies that address these changes.
Housing & Development
Recent legal developments have again put a spotlight on exclusionary zoning practices.
Dan Zack, the Downtown Coordinator for Redwood City, California, has put together a quite interesting photo quiz on the density of various residential buildings. It’s the type of quiz you might want to put together your own city or region.
“The future belongs to walkable communities,” claimed planning scholar Reid Ewing at a forum in Burlington, Vermont. A look at the growing interest in TODs and PODs.
Robert Parry, Director of the Westlake, Ohio, Department of Planning & Economic Development on his city’s limitations on cul-de-sacs.
While Flint, Michigan, has received lots of negative attention in the media — in some ways becoming the poster boy of urban disintegration — what’s also clear is that there are many who are not giving up on Flint.
Perhaps nothing gets a community more riled up than a discussion of density. How can you plan for the density that works best for your community?
Transit is making a remarkable comeback. But one of the most intriguing aspects is that it is being helped along by — and helping to stimulate — new development close by transit stops. A look how TOD works
By the early 20th century, newly adopted land use zoning controls not only physically separated industrial, commercial, and residential zones, but also by distinguished between single-family and multi-family residential zones. It was not until 1970s that the movement toward inclusionary housing began to emerge.
The concept of “neighborhood” has an important place in planning. A look back at the Garden City idea of the late 19th century, and at the role of neighborhoods in more recent times.
Sprawl is not just a modern phenomenon. In a sense, American sprawl began with the horse drawn omnibus of the 1830s, which permitted the more well-to-do to escape to more country-like surroundings. But the nature of American sprawl changed radically with coming of the inexpensive automobile in the 1920s.
Planner and real estate market researcher Wayne Lemmon offers a response to Jordana Maisel’s article on providing accessible housing.
With the aging of the baby boomer generation, homes that allow seniors to age in place will become increasingly desirable.