Urban Infill

Pete Saunders compares the disparate experiences of two Chicago suburbs, Naperville and Joliet, who took different approaches to legacy.
Jul 3, 2014   The Corner Side Yard
Utilizing 17 case studies, a new report from Smart Growth America examines the costs and benefits of competing development strategies. Any way you slice it, smart growth strategies are more financially prudent than building sprawl.
May 22, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
A study of three different development types in Nashville shows that mixed-use infill projects deliver an exponentially greater return on investment than traditional suburban, or even New Urbanist-style, greenfield development.
May 9, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
Haya El Nasser describes the housing market's fundamental structural changes as the housing industry rethinks what type of housing to build and where to build it.
May 17, 2012   USA Today
In an editorial for <em>The Sacramento Bee</em>, William Fulton outlines the multitude of resources and strategies currently available to assist Californian cities in proceeding with redevelopment.
Feb 9, 2012   The Sacramento Bee
Vancouver is working to incorporate more density in traditional single-family neighborhoods by allowing additional dwellings in the backyard, adjacent to alleys.
Sep 19, 2011   Grist
Chicago's suburbs are growing taller, adding density and height like never before. Blair Kamin argues that these small towns are facing an identity crisis, stuck uncomfortably between city and suburb.
Feb 16, 2010   Cityscapes (Blair Kamin)
French President Sarkozy's call for 'audacious' plans for a Paris of the future has been answered by some of the world's top architects and designers, but some wonder how any of the plans can work within the constraints of the existing city.
Jun 3, 2008   The Globe & Mail