While streamlining and anti-NIMBYism are in vogue, Murtaza Baxamusa reminds us what's really at stake.
4 days ago UrbDeZine
Instead of density for density's sake (or for smart growth's sake), F. Kaid Benfield argues that the human scale is the key to walkable smart growth.
Oct 8, 2014 Huffington Post
For planners, the key to moving a city’s vision for development forward is to value public as well as private investment in projects, according to urban planner and author Howard M. Blackson III.
Oct 4, 2014 UrbDeZine
Kaid Benfield shares his placemaking pitch.
Sep 24, 2014 NRDC Switchboard
The historic Fort Mason, along with several other development projects, has helped alter the landscape of the city’s northern waterfront, according to Jim Chappell, former head of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.
Sep 17, 2014 UrbDeZine
Despite spending millions on urban renewal projects, municipalities often miss a common group of opportunities to make their communities more livable and walkable, according to William Adams, a San Diego-based land use attorney.
Sep 12, 2014 UrbDeZine
Since the 1980s, California has been both a beacon of cutting-edge urban policy and an example of the ways planning can go awry.
Sep 10, 2014 The Planning Report
Demographia's International Housing Affordability Surveys are widely cited in popular media and used by Opinion
Aug 15, 2014 By
Over the past few years, I’ve read a lot of articles and blog posts proclaiming that cities are back: that millenials want to drive less and live in cities, and that suburbs as we know them Opinion
Aug 5, 2014 By
Before San Diego adopts a proposal to continue redevelopment using profit-based concepts, it should pause to consider the perils, argues Murtaza H. Baxamusa, an affordable housing developer and planning professor.
Aug 3, 2014 UrbDeZine