Planning News Roundup: July 26, 2016

The Planning News Roundup is a selection of New York Metro Area news pulled from a variety of outlets and disciplines to give you an at-a-glance update on what’s happening in our region’s planning world. You can receive our planning news roundup every other week by signing up for the New York Planners’ Brief E-newsletter or following us on Facebook and Twitter.


Toward Climate Resilience: A Framework and Principles for Science-Based Adaptation

The Union of Concerned Scientists has developed a climate resilience framework and set of 15 adaptation principles for use by decision makers, practitioners, and citizens engaged in adaptation work. The framework describes how climate adaptation and mitigation are intrinsically linked and how, together, they create resilience. The adaptation principles are grounded in science and committed to equity. You can read the full document here.

Transportation and Infrastructure

A Peek Inside New York’s Subway Redesign Plan
Metro-North to add trains, renovate stations
Redesigning Commuting With the ‘Stillness Bus’

Housing and Community / Economic Development

50 Years After Debate Began on Fair Housing, Discrimination Still Damages NYC Neighborhoods
Connecting Health Services With Affordable Housing
Why Land and Homes Actually Tend to Be Disappointing Investments
Chicago’s proliferating transit oriented developments spark controversy

Environment and Preservation

Ramapo watershed keeper is unofficial steward
White Plains hopes to transform Baldwin Farm
New York City and NYCEDC announce conditional approval of world’s first subterranean park