Land Use

Where we live, work and invest affects how we move. Learn more about the connection between land use and transportation.

Sustainable Thurston: Dollars & Sense Infographic  Creating compact, walkable urban places and preserving rural spaces is better for household pocketbooks and the planet. (TRPC)



Sustainable Thurston: The Land Use & Transportation Connection  
Our land-use patterns shape our region’s social, economic and environmental outcomes. See how. (TRPC) 

Making Sense of Place - Portland: Quest for the Livable City
(Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Northern Light Productions)

In the News

Read notable news about the busy intersection of land use and transportation.

D.C., L.A., Denver, Philadelphia are among cities that are reducing or eliminating parking minimums. A writer asks: Have we reached ‘peak parking? (Planetizen)


A Closer Look

Find links to research and other topical information.

ChoiceMaps: A New Way to Measure Neighborhoods, Walk Score (PDF)

Book Review: Cascadia and other U.S. megaregions, Urbanophile blog (PDF)