Urban Development

January 30, 2011, 1pm PST
The Domino Effect is a new documentary film that explores the process of real estate development in New York City to uncover the complex networks of banks, developers, politicians, and non-profit organizations that shape our cities.
L Magazine
December 2, 2010, 8am PST
Over the past 30 years, the overgrown Iranian capital has arrived at unhealthy levels of air pollution and traffic congestion, but with the installation of a metro, BRT system, and bike rental program seems to be heading in a new direction.
TheCityFix
November 15, 2010, 1pm PST
A new essay by Thomas Fisher details Frederick Law Olmsted's lesser known work in the realm of public health and sanitation.
The Design Observer Group
November 6, 2010, 7am PDT
The Expo’s stated theme was “Better City, Better Life,” and organizers boasted it was the first World’s Fair devoted to the contemplation of cities.
Fast Company
October 13, 2010, 12pm PDT
A variety of controversial planning policies and high-profile development projects in Melbourne have led to widespread resident frustration, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Could planning issues change the city's larger political equation?
The Sydney Morning Herald
August 23, 2010, 10am PDT
In a unique collaboration, an American lawyer and a Venezuelan architect merge thinking on holistic design, planning and regulation
myurbanist
August 10, 2010, 6am PDT
Some economists are warning that China's building boom is actually a bubble that is soon to burst.
Der Spiegel
July 29, 2010, 7am PDT
Chinese urban sprawl has the potential to be transformed into urban sustainability.
TheCityFix
July 21, 2010, 10am PDT
Chuck Wolfe discusses the challenge of finding a more marketable term to encompass all of the prevailing theories of "transit-oriented development", "walkability", and "liveability." His suggestion? Urbandwidth.
myurbanist
May 21, 2010, 11am PDT
Navi Mumbai was a planned community built in the 1960s to reduce congestion in the city. The design catered only to the rich, with a golf course and upscale residential development. With a mandate to get more diverse, Navi Mumbai is at a loss.
TheCityFix Mumbai
Blog post
May 3, 2010, 6am PDT

I’ve spent much of the last three years working on transportation finance and planning issues in China, and Reason Foundation now has transportation policy projects up and running in the cities of Chongqing, Xi’an, and Beijing.

Samuel Staley
April 27, 2010, 5am PDT
David Prowler, a former San Francisco planning commissioner, says that the public process of the city fails to engage the people of the community.
SPUR Urbanist
April 1, 2010, 1am PDT
In this editorial, blogger Kevin Buchanan argues that a Fort Worth streetcar is being delayed by political forces and should move forward for the benefit of the community.
Fortworthology
Feature
March 29, 2010, 9am PDT
Planners at the Town of Cary, North Carolina were tasked by the mayor to make their complex planning process more accessible. In January, they launched a new website that allows developers to play out scenarios on their parcel to see what could work there. Planetizen interviews the people who made it a reality.
Tim Halbur
March 2, 2010, 2pm PST
Builders can't get credit but they may get jobs from banks, who, because of foreclosures, have unfinished homes that they need help completing.
Wall Street Journal
February 8, 2010, 12pm PST
City Creek Center is a $1 billion mixed-use development project that some say is a godsend for downtown Salt Lake City, creating jobs during a tough economy. Others wonder how the church's influence will play out in the culture of the project.
The New York Times
February 4, 2010, 5am PST
Instead of building its signature single family homes in dense New York neighborhoods, Habitat is expanding its model to include LEED-certified apartment buildings.
New York Times
October 29, 2009, 2pm PDT
NYC's Mayor Bloomberg oversaw the rezoning of thousands of blocks, yet many of the development projects he envisioned as the key to the city's future success are now stalled or in jeopardy.
The New York Times
October 14, 2009, 6am PDT
Citing a recent study that demonstrates higher home values in walkable neighborhoods, officials in El Paso say it's time to change the way their city grows.
El Paso Times
October 6, 2009, 5am PDT
The L.A. City Planning Commission president and architect, Bill Roschen, talks about how the commission is implementing clear and consistent policies toward their goal of "Doing Real Planning" in Los Angeles.
The Planning Report