It seems that APA has been remiss in truly looking at new ways of regulating land development. I've watched the posts on this site simultaneously pounding on sprawl and condemning new urbanism. The old "I hate sprawl AND high density" complaint. However CNU (congress for new urbanism) is aggressively searching new ways to regulate land use (as opposed to defending the pro sprawl regs that we all complain about) The new regulations have been referred to as "Transect". I have been following transect zones through CNU and recently ordered an ordinance sample. Is anyone else looking at these, and is APA doing anything (in the same vein) that we as planners can get excited over?
I started to post this in the land use section but I believe that it begs the question…are we (or APA) doing ANYTHING to improve the "Big Plan"?