Land use and its sister topic, transportation[edit source]

Land use and transportation are topic that are joined at the hip. While transportation is for mobility, land use and transportation both affect accessibility, and so proper land use and planning can make some modes of transportation less necessary. It is not an accident that the Victoria Transportation Planning Institute has published many, many articles on land use management. In fact, I would suggest that if we look at the unsustainability of current transportation systems soley as a challenge to design new transportation technologies we will fail in our pursuit of sustainable communities. Instead, we need a new approach to planning in addition to new transportation technologies. Therefore, I'd like to discuss joining the Land Use and Transportation categories, or, for now, at least moving their boxes so they are nearer in proximity in the Topic Map.--Aaron 20:00, 11 January 2007 (PST)

I agree they're joined at the hip - they are different issues though. Almost but not quite different sides of the same coin. They certainly should be close to each other on the topic map, if that's possible. Each category should link to the other. Also, we should develop a Land use and transportation page, describing the relationship between the two issues, and belonging to both categories. Btw, at Category talk:Topic, you mention merging Land use and urban planning. That's one option - another is to make Urban planning, which deals with cities and residential areas, a subcategory of Land use--Singkong2005 (now known as Chriswaterguy) · talk 03:45, 15 January 2007 (PST)
I made this category a subtopic directly under Category:Community, Category:Housing and Category:Transport. --Lonny 02:51, 22 May 2007 (PDT)