Policy

Even if you are cynical about about how big money will affect low-income communities, the smart move for municipalities and urbanists is to make the most of this big-impact program.
Opportunity Zones offer significant smart growth potential if investors can find the opportunities, but a new report is of limited use, especially when it comes to smaller cities and incremental development.
A Pink Zone, an idea of the Project for Lean Urbanism, is an area of lightened red tape for small-scale projects. Pink Zones are designed to allow individuals with little capital to take action.
Opportunity Zones, a massive new nationwide community development program, will benefit from the work of urban planning thought leaders.
The Users' Guide to Code Reform leads planners through the code reform process, providing tools for governments lacking the capacity to develop a full form-based code.
The City of South Bend focuses on complete streets to spur investment in neglected neighborhoods.
Accessory dwellings can triple the density on a single-family lot while preserving the character of neighborhoods.
The Yes in My Back Yard movement pulls from a broad spectrum of people concerned about many aspects of urban places, including affordable housing, mobility, and good urbanism.
A focus on one dimension ignores more important geographical aspects to public safety in a walkable city.
Seventy-four public spaces have been created out of underutilized parts of the city street network in the last decade.
Preserving open space in a time of rising development pressure, while fostering equitable development, requires out-of-the-box thinking.
Two journalists travel America in a Cirrus plane, reporting on public-private partnerships, "walkable manufacturing," and what makes second-tier cities succeed.