Urban Development

For decades, Houston has experienced car-oriented development, giving little attention to other forms of transportation. In recent years, however, rapid population growth and increase in traffic congestion has the city revisiting alternate options
Jun 23, 2015   Doggerel
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.
Aug 5, 2011   Shelterforce
The post-carbon city will require dramatically different planning. Why not plan them with children in mind, writes Jason McLennan?
Aug 3, 2011   Yes! Magazine
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.
Aug 2, 2011   The Planning Report
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.
Jun 22, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
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.  Blog Post
May 2, 2011   By Samuel Staley
To save $1 million a year, the mayor is folding the Planning Department into the department in charge of processing building permits.
Apr 29, 2011   Voice of San Diego
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.
Apr 22, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
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.
Mar 14, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Will digital communications make cities obsolete, or can online connections actually complement the face-to-face interactions and the cities that support them?
Mar 1, 2011   New York Times
As popularity of "temporary urbanism" initiatives rises, there are increasingly efforts to regulate these sites. Jonna McKone of TheCityFix analyzes the trend.
Feb 27, 2011   TheCityFix