Urban Development

November 17, 2014, 12pm PST
"Opposing streetcars and light rail today would be like opposing the building of freeways, the Beltway and Metrorail in the 20th century," writes Chris Leinberger in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
The Washington Post - Opinions
October 18, 2014, 7am PDT
B Labs, the nonprofit that oversees and assesses B Corps, reports that, compared to other sustainable businesses, B Corps are 68 percent more likely to donate at least 10 percent of their profits to charity.
August 13, 2014, 5am PDT
A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
August 2, 2014, 11am PDT
An overview of how urbanists in California have shifted their thinking about repairing urban cores. The article is by Howard Blackson III, an urban designer.
July 3, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau review of the book "Working with Planning Consultants."
June 21, 2014, 11am PDT
An academic look at unauthorized housing in the Los Angeles area: Interview of Jacob Wegmann by Los Angeles County Planner Jonathan Bell
Blog post
June 10, 2014, 5am PDT
With increasing skepticism and conflict towards planners and planning projects, we must ask ourselves: Is the power and politics now vested in "community participation" undermining the planning profession?
Reuben Duarte
June 3, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau makes a case for increasing the number of fields and facilities dedicated to a sport that is growing in popularity – soccer.
May 27, 2014, 8am PDT
California Gov. Brown’s support of high speed rail contrasts sharply with his gutting of affordable housing. Michael Russell, real estate developer and advisor, reviews pending bills and potential fixes for affordable housing.
April 27, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau examines how airline companies and other private sector businesses can help with the greening of communities.
March 27, 2014, 8am PDT
Author and blogger David Prowler takes a lighthearted and pictorial look at what the layout of a town's streets unveils about a city's history and aspirations.
Los Angeles UrbDeZine
February 25, 2014, 1pm PST
Plans for “satellite cities” are mushrooming across sub-Saharan Africa, in response to rapid urbanization. But these developments will only make things worse, critics say.
Business Daily
September 26, 2012, 1pm PDT
Critic Michael Kimmelman, fresh back from Louisville's Idea Festival, questions why that quickly emerging city wants to double down on a new freeway expansion through its downtown while other progressive cities are tearing theirs down.
New York Times
August 28, 2012, 6am PDT
Will Doig discusses the increasing speed at which urban bohemias are colonized, popularized, and gentrified. Does the rapid transformation of urban subculture into mainstream culture, mark the end of urban bohemia?
June 26, 2012, 8am PDT
An urban renewal development reaches a violent climax as a clash breaks out between construction workers and protesters.
Taipei Times
June 26, 2012, 5am PDT
In this excerpt from the new book, "City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form," author Emily Talen outlines the ways in which zoning ordinances, building codes and other bureaucratic restrictions negatively affect urban areas.
City Limits
February 13, 2012, 11am PST
A new report by one of China's premier academic research organizations has warned about rising discrepancies between the growth of China's cities and their ability to provide the resources necessary to serve those populations.
China Daily
February 8, 2012, 10am PST
Chuck Wolfe uses the urban scale adaptive reuse of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's retirement palace in Split, Croatia to argue for blending the past and future on a broader scale.
The Atlantic Cities
January 5, 2012, 6am PST
Planners and development experts explain why modeling Delhi after cities like Singapore, Hong Kon and Mumbai is misguided and dangerous.
The Times Of India
January 5, 2012, 5am PST
Low-income residents of the Upper 9th Ward in New Orleans have lived alongside a potentially lethal legacy of federal policy decisions -- and on top of a 95-acre municipal dump.
City Limits