Lincoln Institute at APA's National Planning Conference in Seattle
Preparing for the impacts of climate change, regeneration in Legacy Cities, and the expanding use of scenario planning tools will be among the topics explored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in Seattle April 17-22, 2015. The Lincoln Institute’s latest book, Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe, edited by Armando Carbonell, Gerrit-Jan Knaap, and Zorica Nedovic-Budic, will also be launched at the National Planning Conference.
Planning for States and Nation-States
Planning at the state and national level leads to more efficient investments in infrastructure, better resilience in the face of climate change, and greater equity in economic development -- but most land use planning continues to be done at the local level, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe compares land use and spatial planning structures in five U.S. states -- Oregon, California, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey -- and five nations in Western Europe: The Netherlands, Denmark, France, U.K., and Ireland.
At Journalists Forum, confronting social equity
The growing problem of inequality in cities was the central theme of the annual Journalists Forum on Land and the Built Environment, held last month at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Some 40 leading writers and editors and Nieman Fellows gathered for the two-day forum. Cities in the U.S. and all around the world are confronting gentrification and the widening gap between rich and poor, and mobilizing to bring greater equity through better policies in jobs, affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, parks and public space, and more meaningful civic engagement.
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