Urban Development

For those searching for gifts for the "plannerds" in their life, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau comes through with some ideas sure to bring good tidings.
6 hours ago   UrbDeZine
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau examines how airline companies and other private sector businesses can help with the greening of communities.
Apr 27, 2014   UrbDeZine
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.
Mar 27, 2014   Los Angeles UrbDeZine
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.
Feb 25, 2014   Business Daily
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.
Sep 26, 2012   New York Times
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?
Aug 28, 2012   Salon
An urban renewal development reaches a violent climax as a clash breaks out between construction workers and protesters.
Jun 26, 2012   Taipei Times
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.
Jun 26, 2012   City Limits
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.
Feb 13, 2012   China Daily
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.
Feb 8, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Planners and development experts explain why modeling Delhi after cities like Singapore, Hong Kon and Mumbai is misguided and dangerous.
Jan 5, 2012   The Times Of India