Tag: land use
Should Virginia Build Housing for Public Servants on Public Land?
Amid widespread rent increases, directing public land to affordable housing could allow people to stay in their communities, as well as reduce commutes and employee turnover.
Under Fire, Aldermanic Prerogative Is Turned to Democratic Ends
Long used to maintain segregationist and discriminatory policy, aldermanic prerogative is now being wielded in a more inclusive way.
Decommodifying Housing Without Reproducing American Apartheid
Though the idea of social housing is gaining traction among advocates and policy experts, the path of least resistance for its production in the U.S. is also the path of the perpetuation of residential racial segregation.
Tiny Homes for the Homeless—Would You Host a Village?
Imagine if hosting a transitional tiny home village became the norm for all suitable vacant land—dare I say even an expectation?
Control of Farmland, City Style
I have thought a lot lately about the issue of land ownership for farmers, and the barriers they face to buying land so they can plan for growing their business and serving more food consumers. This issue really matters on the edges of metropolitan areas, where farmers can find lucrative markets for their products and […]
Interview with George McCarthy, President of the Lincoln Institute of Land...
After 14 years at the Ford Foundation, George "Mac" McCarthy became the fifth president of the 41-year-old Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
From Farm to Subdivision to Farm… or Forest
"Soil" is an important word in rural places, for many people's livelihoods have historically depended on it. From good soil comes vegetables, fruit, and...