Urban Development

December 16, 2011, 8am PST
International company IKEA, known for their low-cost design furniture, will develop a 26-acre complete London neighborhood.
The Pop-Up City
December 11, 2011, 7am PST
Carter Rubin at LA Metro’s The Source reports on ULI’s vision for Union Station, which Metro bought for a song earlier this year.
The Source
November 23, 2011, 1pm PST
The Center for Urban Real Estate unveiled a proposal to connect Lower Manhattan and Governors Island with landfill to spur development in the area. The connection would generate $16.7 billion of revenue for the city, the center estimates.
The New York Times
November 22, 2011, 10am PST
Hearst Corporation is planning to redevelop the city block that surrounds its San Francisco Chronicle offices at 5th and Mission. The update would include a new mixed use tower containing 1.3 million square feet of commercial space.
SF Gate
Blog post
November 1, 2011, 6pm PDT
Barbara Knecht
October 27, 2011, 2pm PDT
With the increasing popularity of online shopping, many shopping centers are losing retailers left and right. More unusual tenants are filling in the gaps, like gun ranges and bounce houses.
The Wall Street Journal
October 17, 2011, 12pm PDT
The Big Worm is a 2.2 mile elevated highway carving its way through South America's biggest city, carrying 80,000 vehicles a day past the bedroom windows of once elegant art deco apartment buildings.
The Washington Post
Blog post
September 21, 2011, 5pm PDT
Detroit is the darling of the media.
Barbara Knecht
Blog post
September 4, 2011, 10am PDT

For a while now, I've wondered if we have been mislabeling the development around well functioning transit stops as transit-oriented developments (TODs). This may seem odd, because numerous studies have shown that property values can increase by 20% to 40% percent around transit stops, particularly rail stations (although the increases are uneven).

Samuel Staley
August 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Residents of the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco fear that redevelopment threatens to gentrify the area in a way that pushes out low- and middle-income black residents.
High Country News
August 27, 2011, 11am PDT
Developers in Frederick, ND are aiming to build "green" homes that middle income buyers can afford. The homes are sporting features such as, solar panels, geothermal heating and high-tech computer systems that are typically found in high end homes.
The Washington Post
August 21, 2011, 7am PDT
Sports teams often coerce cities into contributing public funds toward the building of new stadiums. Numerous reports indicate that it's a bad deal for cities with little to no positive economic impact, writes Neal DeMause.
The Nation
August 5, 2011, 9am PDT
New Orleans, San Francisco, and Albuquerque are exploring, and implementing, community land trusts as an economic development tool that can encourage development in business districts while assuring that local businesses are not displaced.
August 3, 2011, 1pm PDT
The post-carbon city will require dramatically different planning. Why not plan them with children in mind, writes Jason McLennan?
Yes! Magazine
August 2, 2011, 10am PDT
Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneors, now the executive chairman of CityView, makes the case for urban markets as the driving force of the real estate market (including investment from foreign investors) in the near future.
The Planning Report
June 22, 2011, 11am PDT
The Millennium Hollywood, a proposed mixed used development near Sunset Boulevard and Vine Avenue, is expected to increase the density in the area while preserving the nearby Capitol Records building.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
May 2, 2011, 10am PDT

As just about everyone in the planning profession now knows, this is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Death and Life of Great American Cities by urbanist icon Jane Jacobs. While Death and Life was itself iconic, Jane Jacobs was also a great public intellectual who continually built on her ideas in subsequent books and articles. 

Samuel Staley
April 29, 2011, 12pm PDT
To save $1 million a year, the mayor is folding the Planning Department into the department in charge of processing building permits.
Voice of San Diego
April 22, 2011, 1pm PDT
The U.S. often gets a bad rap for its sprawling suburbs and unplanned development, but Robert Kwolek notes that many European cities and other parts of the world aren't far behind.
Sustainable Cities Collective
March 14, 2011, 8am PDT
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at a Brookings Institution event.