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Great review by the American Society of Landscape Architects of Nature and Cities, an urgent call for green design and infrastructure in the face of climate change and rapid urbanization.
It’s been 20 years since the publication of Ecological Design and Planning, the collection of essays that established ecological design as the defining innovation of 20th century landscape architec…
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The deadline is extended through tomorrow night for the Scenario Planning Applications Network innovation awards
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Climate change action at the local level continues with a new group encompassing more than than 7,100 cities from 119 countries and six continents
Nine leading mayors, representing cities around the globe, will lead the newly created Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.
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Our newly revised and updated Atlas of Urban Expansion has maps, satellite images, and data tracking the growth of 200 global cities
The Atlas of Urban Expansion, an open-source online resource with maps, satellite images, and data on spatial changes in cities around the world, has been revised and updated.
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“Republican and Democratic mayors share many of the same concerns and values" -- new Menino Survey of Mayors from the Boston University Initiative on Cities
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Next City looks at Buffalo's new citywide zoning code.
"Every word that an urbanist would want to see in this plan is there except equity."
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San Francisco looks to land value capture to ensure that the land value generated by zoning changes and redevelopment in the SoMa neighborhood translates into affordable housing, open space, and other public benefits. Value capture has been used around the world. Learn more about some especially innovative value capture tools implemented in Latin America: http://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/policy-focus-reports/implementing-value-capture-latin-america
Accounting calls for 40,000 jobs and 7,500 homes, pouring tens of millions of dollars of value into some buildings—the vast majority of it spent on things like affordable housing.
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CityLab looks at a the complexities of a plan to dismantle an elevated highway in Denver.
In working-class north Denver, a $1.2 billion cut-and-cover project may transform the neighborhood that the highway once isolated. But some residents fear they'll be left behind.
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A recognition that the value of land matters.
In these 10 metropolitan markets, land accounts for more than half of a home's total value. Find out what nine of them have in common.
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Working where so much of the action is -- at the state and local level.
More than 50 officials from all six New England states gathered last month at the Lincoln Institute to review the region’s economic outlook, discuss property tax trends, learn about financing best practices and challenges, and explore research-driven efforts to help small industrial cities prosper.
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The The New York Times looks at the virtuous cycle of public investment in Detroit.
With 65,000 new streetlights, the city sends a message: It’s O.K. to go out after dark. Restaurants feel the glow. So do schoolchildren.
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How U.S. Communities Are Adapting to Climate Change: A new Urban Land Institute report takes a closer look at 17 communities across the U.S. from Boston to El Paso.
Taking the necessary steps to prepare for climate change—and the extreme weather events that go along with it—can be a daunting task. A new report includes separate case studies of distinct adaptation actions from a diverse group of 17 communities across the nation from Boston to El Paso, Texas.
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Finding answers in land
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The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an independent, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to help solve global economic, social, and environmental challenges to improve the quality of life through creative approaches to the use, taxation, and stewardship of land. As a private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute seeks to inform public dialogue and decisions about land policy through research, training, and effective communication. By bringing together scholars, practitioners, public officials, policy makers, journalists, and involved citizens, the Lincoln Institute integrates theory and practice and provides a forum for multidisciplinary perspectives on public policy concerning land, both in the United States and internationally.
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