Land Lines

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April 2022

This issue explores local solutions to the housing affordability crisis, the rise of a community investment ecosystem in Appalachia, and more.

Format: June 2022

January 2022

This special land conservation issue explores the rise of civic conservation in China, the critical role land can play in addressing the climate crisis, the growth of solar energy systems on U.S. farmland, and more.

October 2021

This issue explores the connections between climate change and infrastructure, the role of sustainability in the revitalization of smaller legacy cities, and more.

July 2021

In this issue, aerial photographer Alex MacLean documents the growth of urban agriculture, we explore the critical connections between urban planning and water management, and we report on the electric transit revolution underway in Latin America.

January 2021

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.

October 2020

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.

Cover of the July 2020 issue of Land Lines

July 2020

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.

April 2020

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.

A photograph of a modern multi-family, three-story home at night with two peaked roofs, many windows, and wood shingles. A man is entering the house and at least one person can be seen dimly inside the house. There are bushes and a bike rack, with a bike parked at it, in front of the home and trees and the night sky behind it.

January 2020

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.

La portada de la edición de octubre de 2019 de Land Lines muestra Independence Branch Library and Apartments en Chicago, un moderno edificio de desarrollo de uso mixto blanco con ventanas coloridas que combina una biblioteca pública con viviendas asequibles.

October 2019

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.

July 2019

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.

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