Land Lines

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October 2023

In this issue, planners discuss the steps they’re taking to address the profession’s legacy of inequity; local residents and leaders in Burlington, Vermont, reflect on an ambitious effort to preserve affordable housing in the Old North End neighborhood; and we spotlight surprising natural climate solutions, from coastal salt marshes to caribou herds.

Format: April 2024

July 2023

This issue explores new partnerships between conservation groups and affordable housing advocates, the land use battles that are hindering the clean energy transition, the rise in office-to-residential conversions, and more.

April 2023

This issue explores how New Orleans and other communities are changing their relationship with water, describes the Connecting Capital and Communities (3C) initiative and its efforts to promote housing affordability and racial equity, and explains how communities can prepare for post-wildfire flooding. It also looks at efforts to expand access to e-bikes in U.S. cities and includes an interview with the mayor of Seoul.

January 2023

This issue explores statewide efforts at zoning reform, an ambitious effort by the Port of Greater Cincinnati to preserve affordability in that city, and the promise of manufactured housing.

October 2022

This issue looks at several steps cities are taking to improve their infrastructure, including launching collaborative water funds, eliminating parking requirements, and managing cross-boundary challenges with a megaregion governing model.

July 2022

This special climate issue includes an exploration of land-based climate financing, an overview of the emerging U.S. climate migration conversation, a look at new tools for managing local greenhouse gas emissions, and more.

April 2022

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

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.


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