Saturday, February 28, 2009

Land Use Maps - Boise

Courtesy of City of Boise website:

Land use (existing) map for Boise
Land use map - future/proposed Boise

Other area maps are also available at the city of Boise website. Feel free to explore.

Zoning Maps - Boise, ID.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Some interesting finds from last week.

Planetizen article: Look South! by Barbara Knecht.

Saudi Arabia plays "SimCity" for high stakes from Matthew Kahn's blog. If you scroll down, there is a second blog post (by Kahn) that talks about SimCity Societies and how the game integrates the concepts of economic externalities and trade-offs into gameplay.

A zero emission city in the desert: from technology review.

This one is particularly interesting: A city made of waste - the case of Tijuana.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I created this blog as a supplement to the course I offer every Spring semester at Boise State. I will use it to compile relevant links to data sources, publications and other academic materials as well as news items that are of interest to our class.

Feel free to leave your comments on the posted links and my blog posts in general. But comments are moderated, so keep them relevant and concise.

I am looking forward to discovering the potential of this blog in making our class more interactive and in stimulating dialogue on urban issues in Boise and elsewhere.