This special double issue of Land Lines commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, chronicling the organization’s history and exploring how land can serve as a solution to social, economic, and environmental challenges around the globe. From rural villagers in China to tribal nations along the Colorado River, we take a closer look at the people and places finding answers in land.
This issue explores new collaborations between land banks and community land trusts that are unlocking affordable housing opportunities, the role of urban parks in pandemic recovery, and the connections between COVID-19, structural racism, and community investment.
This issue addresses the connections between land policy, public health, and racial justice, delving into topics including the history of biased housing policies, the future of density, and the applications of scenario planning in a pandemic.
This issue explores how cities are becoming more resilient, from a comprehensive green infrastructure investment in Shenzhen, China, to an ambitious clean-up in Athens, Greece, to a highway replacement project in Rochester, New York.
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 municipal fiscal health, and more.
In this issue, we report on an educational experiment taking root in Detroit, explore the role libraries can play in addressing affordable housing, and reveal the surprising role of games in the educational offerings of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
This issue features excerpts from the book Design with Nature Now (October 2019), showcasing some of today’s most advanced ecological design projects, in honor of visionary landscape architect Ian McHarg. This collaboration by the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy demonstrates McHarg’s enduring influence as practitioners use his approach to confront climate change and other 21st-century challenges.
This issue explores the future of cities, with features on scenario planning, autonomous vehicles, inclusionary housing and the YIMBY movement, and green infrastructure in legacy cities.
This issue, celebrating the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy and 30 years of Land Lines, includes articles on the colorful history of the Colorado River, seeking compromise in an era of drought, how western planners can integrate water and land, and more.
This issue considers the pitfalls of tax increment financing (TIF)—a popular economic development tool that often falls short of its promise to revitalize struggling neighborhoods; affordable housing solutions for the homeless in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York City; plus 3D-printed houses, scenario planning, land value capture, and more.