Policy

The city made progress with code reform and is moving forward with street improvements and new public spaces, including the possible transformation of a dead mall.
Street grids hold special power to solve problems of massive urbanization, according to Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Romer.
There's another side to Opportunity Zones: They could be a catalyst for an emerging system of building community wealth that is bottom-up and local—focusing on the "whole neighborhood."
Urbanists can do lot to help improve outcomes in particular Opportunity Zones. Here’s a checklist based on lessons from real communities.
Note: Hank Dittmar was a beloved part of CNU and a leader in urban planning, advocacy, and policy. As CEO Lynn Richards expressed, ‘Hank's writing is smart without being elitist, witty and poetic, succinct and often surprising.’ Hank's legacy now...
The City of Las Vegas adopted one of the state's first form-based codes following two years of training and community engagement. The new code is a big step toward implementing the City’s downtown master plan.
It doesn't take much digging to find that generational blame for sprawl doesn’t add up and gets us no closer to a solution—for that, we need a more targeted approach.
The cities represent the versatility of recent codes that replace conventional zoning.
Doña Ana County, a culturally rich but economically challenged part of New Mexico, is staking its future on walkable communities.
While off-street parking regulations are counter-productive, we still need to plan for parking. Here are some ideas on how to think about this issue.
That problem we’ve been having with inefficient, spread-out, unsustainable, automobile-dependent development patterns is solved at last.
The submission deadline is April 5 for this year’s Driehaus Award, to be announced at CNU 27 in Louisville.