Master Planning

July 13, 2016, 5am PDT
It has been 20 years since the city of Birmingham, Michigan approved the Birmingham 2016 Master Plan. Robert J. Gibbs, one of the planners on a team that included Andrés Duany, describes the decisions and process that contributed to the plan.
Robert J. Gibbs
December 21, 2015, 10am PST
With sidewalks in disrepair and shabby looking trees, Dallas has turned to planning and design firm NBBJ to create a new master plan for its Arts District.
The Dallas Morning News
July 9, 2015, 7am PDT
One of the world's most renowned medical facilities and foundations is planning to make a substantial investment in its hometown.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 2, 2015, 8am PDT
EfficientGov recently delved into one of the age-old questions of planning.
June 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Reviewing the plausibility of replacing the thousand-year-old capital of Cairo with a new, master planner, $45 billion capital city.
Global Site Plans
September 28, 2014, 1pm PDT
Eleri Harris offers a graphic account of the historic planning and design of Canberra, Australia—designed and planned by Americans, Walter Burley Griffen and Marion Mahony Griffin.
July 3, 2014, 5am PDT
The Historic Millwork District Master Plan, approved in 2009, provides exemplary solutions in historic preservation, parking requirements, and environmental standards, all now rewarding the city of Dubuque, Iowa with economic development.
Andrew Dresdner
Blog post
April 28, 2014, 1am PDT
If certain elements of masterplanning are not carefully chosen—and their impacts not carefully explained to final decision makers—then there runs great risk that the cities we design from scratch perform worse than the cities we already have.
Ian Sacs
July 13, 2013, 7am PDT
In a feature article and provocative editorial, The Architect's Newspaper seeks to examine the lead role that architects are playing in 'laying out the future of cities'.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 25, 2013, 6am PST
Steve Jobs said, "People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” So why do planners keep asking people what they'd like to see? Scott Doyon believes it's time to dig deeper.
September 23, 2012, 5am PDT
Rapid urbanization in India will create unplanned cities with poor quality of life unless steps are taken to integrate urban design and planning with governance structures, and primitive planning methods are revamped with the latest technology.
Hindustan Times
August 6, 2012, 8am PDT
Planners in search of work might want to consider looking in India. As Nate Berg reports, the Indian government is hoping a new technology initiative will catalyze master planning efforts in 7,935 cities and towns across the country.
The Atlantic Cities
December 9, 2011, 1pm PST
A new exhibit at The Museum of the City of New York calls New York's 1807 master plan "The Greatest Grid." Jon Meacham takes us on a tour of the exhibit with curator Hilary Ballon.
Metro Focus
November 15, 2011, 7am PST
Foster + Partners reveal a utopian transit master plan so massive that it requires us to consider it "on a level that transcends appearance." The design seeks to streamline connections to the rest of the world through subterranean engineering.
The Atlantic
October 4, 2011, 2pm PDT
The Dubai Executive Council has approved the Dubai Urban Development Master Plan 2020, and will establish a 'Supreme Urban Planning Council,' to streamline the process.
Constuction Week
March 28, 2011, 9am PDT
It's urbanists vs. NIMBYs as San Francisco's Planning Commission prepares to vote on a new master plan that calls for more density and more affordable housing.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2011, 1pm PDT
Blair Kamin says that Chicago's new master plan for the Lakeview neighborhood is full of big and "audacious" ideas, including a park under the El and many pedestrian improvements.
The Chicago Tribune
August 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
Officials in Southern Sudan are floating a fleet of proposals to build new cities in the shape of animals and fruits.
Associated Press
August 25, 2009, 7am PDT
The Los Angeles Conservancy has been building a coalition to preserve the Century Plaza Hotel after developers announced plans to replace the hotel with new mixed use development.
The Planning Report
August 12, 2008, 12pm PDT
Plans are moving forward in India for Nano City, the planned city brainchild of Hotmail mogul Sabeer Bhatia.
The San Francisco Chronicle