Smart Growth

A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
Jul 27, 2015   CityLab
If we remove our ideological blinders, we might notice that the traditional city serves the interests of both the Left and the Right. Common ground, literally and figuratively. Ben Brown explores.
Jan 12, 2015   PlaceShakers
In the next few decades, U.S. governments and businesses are predicted to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure. This is the reality. The question is: how do we get smart about these investments?
Nov 15, 2014   Infrastructure Crisis Sustainable Solutions
Blog Post
I recently coauthored a paper for the Mercatus Institute (a think tank operating out of George Mason University) about the prevalence of regulations designed to promote smart growth and green building—in partic Blog Post
Oct 21, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
There is development life in San Francisco outside of SoMa (South of Market). Jim Chappell, former SPUR director, reviews some of the activity in this second installation of a series.
Oct 17, 2014   UrbDeZine
While streamlining and anti-NIMBYism are in vogue, Murtaza Baxamusa reminds us what's really at stake.
Oct 16, 2014   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