A new citywide ban on single-family zoning mandates density and multifamily housing in Minneapolis — and addresses the enduring effects of a century of regulations that discriminated against communities of color.
How Municipalities Are Navigating the Changing Retail Landscape
By 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 governments are trying on some new ideas for size.
Boston native and two-term Mayor Martin J. Walsh has become a leader on climate action, from retrofitting city buildings to raising parks and roads. He spoke with Senior Fellow Anthony Flint about his plans, the urgency that fuels his work, and why he’s holding out hope for a federal government...
Climate change can seem like an insurmountable challenge. But many tools and policies to decarbonize the economy and build resilience are readily available, says Billy Fleming, director of The McHarg Center and one of the editors of the new Lincoln Institute book Design with Nature Now . The green...
Active Learning Puts a Spin on Urban Planning Education
By Emma Zehner, October 7, 2019
Board games? Cartoons? Crossword puzzles? These are just a few examples of tools the Lincoln Institute and other educators are bringing to urban planning courses in an effort to foster a more interactive, student-centered learning experience.