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Using content analysis to evaluate local master plans and zoning codes
Recent scholarship has focused on the sprawling landscape development patterns occurring across the US and the array of local planning and development management reforms advocated in response. This paper critiques the use of content analysis for evaluating local master plans and zoning codes in the context of those advocated reforms. I first discuss the adaptation of content analysis for evaluating plans and codes, and I argue that scholars need to have clear expectations about what functions a plan serves to make their evaluations meaningful. I characterize the plan as a “communicative policy act” and argue that the communicative content of that act (its policy focus) should be distinguished from the way in which that content is conveyed (its quality). I then characterize the larger policy context that frames recent scholarship on local planning and development management as the desire to reform local efforts to promote “neo-traditional landscapes.” Building on these discussions, I present an array of criteria for evaluating local master plans and zoning codes. I conclude by presenting findings from an analysis of plans and codes in central Michigan and discussing the use of content analysis for evaluating plans and codes in light of those findings.
plans  planning  landuse  spatialplanning  contentanalysis 
january 2015 by sspela
I Wish This Was
"Many cities are full of vacant storefronts and people who need things. Made by Candy Chang, these stickers are an easy tool to voice what you want, where you want it. Just fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond. The stickers are custom vinyl and they can be easily removed without damaging property."
cityhack  participation  wishing  wish  cities  urbanism  spatialplanning  urbanplanning  planning  stickers  community 
april 2012 by sspela
Between the Lines - Features - Los Angeles magazine
“Would you require every home to come with a pool or every office to include a dining room because someone might want it?” asks Shoup. “Why not let developers build parking where the market demands it and charge its true value?” It’s a market-based utopian wager: If you ask drivers to pay the actual price of their parking at the Grove or Santa Monica Place or Disney Hall, what would they do? If the fair price of your parking space is $60, would you view your car differently? In Manhattan a small portion of the population owns cars—it’s too expensive to park them.
spatialplanning  demand  usa  losangeles  urbanplanning  city  cities  cars  driving  parking  davegardetta 
january 2012 by sspela
City Form Research Group MIT Better Design through Research. | Urban Network Analysis
The tools are aimed at urban designers, architects, planners, geographers, and spatial analysts who are interested in studying the spatial configurations of cities, and their related social, economic, and environmental processes. The toolbox is built for easy scaling - it is equally suited for small-scale, detailed network analysis of dense urban areas as it is for sparser large-scale regional networks. The toolbox requires ArcGIS 10 software with an ArcGIS Network Analyst Extension.
city  urbanism  arcgis  gis  toolbox  network  mit  spatialplanning  urbanplanning  analysis  graphs  arcmap  prostorskoplaniranje 
september 2011 by sspela - Building Better Bicycle Cultures
"Yeah... cars are silly, aren't they, Daddy? You can't see the people in them. That's silly..."
cars  bikes  transport  environment  copenhagen  spatialplanning  culture 
june 2011 by sspela | Tednik, številka 28, Kdo plača brezplačno parkiranje?
Predpisovanje minimalnega števila potrebnih parkirnih mest v prostorskih aktih je zato posredna subvencija osebnemu avtomobilskemu prometu nasproti drugim oblikam prometa, kot so javni potniški promet, kolesarjenje in pešačenje.
parkiranje  mladina  prostorskiakti  markopeterlin  spatialplanning  prostorskoplaniranje  parking  urbanism  urbanplanning 
october 2010 by sspela

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