Influential Minneapolis Policy Shift Links Affordability, EquityRevista Land LinesEnero 2020By Kathleen McCormick, January 16, 2020
With the arrival of 2020, Minneapolis becomes the first major U.S. city to implement a ban on single-family zoning in every neighborhood. For decades, single-family zoning had locked up nearly three-...
When Theory and Practice PartRevista Land LinesEnero 2020By George W. McCarthy, January 15, 2020
I’m still recovering from studying graduate-level economics, where the going wisdom was that certain challenges are insoluble. An early lesson, for example, was that no voting system can reliably...
Washington, DC's Ambitious Plan to Distribute Affordable Housing More EquitablyRevista Land LinesEnero 2020By Liz Farmer, January 15, 2020
About half of the nearly 52,000 affordable housing units in Washington, DC, are located in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. A forward-looking housing plan aims to redraw that map.
Great Lakes Communities Use Scenario Planning to Prepare for Rising WatersRevista Land LinesEnero 2020By Emma Zehner, January 15, 2020
As climate change amplifies Lake Michigan’s natural fluctuations and brings increased storminess, local officials are reexamining their coastal management policies and starting to plan for an...
Revista Land LinesEnero 2020Edited by Katharine Wroth
This issue explores the elimination of single-family zoning in Minneapolis, the potential for funding green infrastructure with value capture, the impacts of the shifting retail landscape on...
Cities Are Investing in Green Infrastructure—Should Developers Help Foot the Bill?Revista Land LinesEnero 2020By Anthony Flint, January 13, 2020
As sea levels rise and storms intensify, cities are discovering the benefits of implementing green infrastructure. The question now is how to pay for it.
Episode 8: Hartford, Ready for a RebootRevista Land LinesDiciembre 2019By Anthony Flint, December 19, 2019
A classic post-industrial city on the brink of bankruptcy, Hartford, Connecticut, has overhauled its zoning and turned abandoned factories into craft breweries and makers spaces. Can the city be just...
How Municipalities Are Navigating the Changing Retail LandscapeRevista Land LinesDiciembre 2019By Gregory Scruggs, December 16, 2019
For decades, shopping malls have been a major source of local property and sales tax revenue. But with malls across the country losing tenants and the media proclaiming a retail apocalypse, local...
Privacy, Equity, and the Future of the Smart CityRevista Land LinesDiciembre 2019By Rob Walker, December 16, 2019
In Toronto, ambitious plans for a 12-acre smart-city development have met with concerns about land use, data privacy, and equity. Can the city create a model that addresses these concerns and...
Lincoln Institute Seeks Examples of Innovative Urban Planning CourseworkRevista Land LinesDiciembre 2019By Emma Zehner, December 13, 2019
This year, the Lincoln Institute honored five professors for designing and teaching urban planning courses that prepare future planners to solve economic, social, and environmental challenges. From...