URBANISM & DESIGNRural Land Use Requires Balance
Lexington Herald Leader
A city task force created 15 months ago to consider zoning-law changes to allow more recreation and tourism opportunities in rural Fayette County recently made its report to the Urban County Council.
URBANISM & DESIGNHow Can We Urbanize Where We Are?
Around the country, local governments are proposing plans to re-develop aging office parks as urban-style, mixed-use complexes, reports the Wall Street Journal, which cited the Innsbrook office park in Henrico as a case in point.
URBANISM & DESIGNDemand Will Rise for Less Car Dependent Infill
Urban Land Institute
Demand will continue to rise for infill residential development that is less car-dependent, while consumers' desire could wane for isolated development in outlying suburbs, according to a new ULI report released at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
OTHER VIEWSRetro Urbanists Cling to Myth of Suburban Decline
New Geography, Wendell Cox and Joel Kotkin
In the wake of the post-2008 housing bust, suburbia has become associated with many of the same ills long associated with cities, as our urban-based press corps and cultural elite cheerfully sneer at each new sign of decline.
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