November 28, 2012, 11am PST
Robbie Whelan reports that the last remaining unbuilt parcel in L.A.'s 1,000-acre Playa Vista development has been sold to Brookfield Homes, reflecting a turn by developers away from the exurbs and towards densifying urban cores.
September 25, 2012, 9am PDT
According to new figures from California's Annual
Planning Survey, the state's environmental law is low on the list of barriers to infill development, writes Ethan Elkind.
March 25, 2012, 5am PDT
Rich Calder reports on Brooklyn's newest urban-garden-in-an-industrial-park, and the environmental benefits it will offer.
January 19, 2012, 2pm PST
Steven Pearlstein reads the tea leaves to predict the future development patterns in Washington, D.C. and finds that all signs point inwards to the city center and its closer-in suburbs.
January 12, 2012, 7am PST
A new study has created unexpected tensions between public health advocates and smart-growth-oriented urban planners.
October 6, 2011, 8am PDT
Bill to lower parking requirements in transit-oriented districts in California faces opposition from housing advocates who don't want a parking density-bonus provision to be undermined.
California Planning & Development Report
September 22, 2011, 1pm PDT
Renaissance Homes, a Portland builder, is attempting to revitalize its business by transitioning from suburban, large-scale development to multiple infill projects.
September 19, 2011, 9am PDT
Vancouver is working to incorporate more density in traditional single-family neighborhoods by allowing additional dwellings in the backyard, adjacent to alleys.
August 9, 2011, 6am PDT
Alex Steffen presents the idea that by focusing development into "hyperdense" communities you create a host of benefits that reduce climate change by reducing trips.
May 3, 2011, 5am PDT
A new organization in California is advocating for reforms to make infill a more viable option for communities around the state of California. Their three talking points: redevelopment, CEQA reform, and parking requirements.
January 26, 2011, 9am PST
Planners in Jacksonville are getting behind plans to encourage more infill development by getting rid of an older rule that was seen to contribute to sprawl.
March 2, 2010, 8am PST
With population estimates adding an additional 1.2 million people to the San Diego region in the next 40 years, planners say the region will need nearly 400,000 additional housing units to meet the demand.
December 18, 2009, 5am PST
As climate talks start and stop in Copenhagen, Anthony Flint argues for local action by affecting the built environment. He calls for more infill redevelopment, saying "we need more city".
November 13, 2009, 1pm PST
In Stockholm, Sweden, a new group calling themselves YIMBY 'Yes in My Backyard' is promoting a vision of a dense, dynamic city.
The Christian Science Monitor - Global News Blog
October 13, 2009, 10am PDT
John King visits the new Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto, which he sees as an example of the challenges of infill development.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 16, 2009, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Bureau of the Census is producing new data that shows how infill development is affecting urban areas. Wendell Cox says that the new data shows that infill has been happening since 1960 with or without mandates.
June 14, 2009, 11am PDT
Several horse racing tracks in California have suffered declining revenues and are being redeveloped, with speculation about more closures on the way.
California Planning and Development Report
January 17, 2009, 5am PST
The master plan for Salem, Oregon's Pringle Creek Community is ambitious, says Jim Fitzsimons, incorporating mixed-use, sustainable development with the community-enhancing aspects of old city neighborhoods.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
October 17, 2008, 12pm PDT
As the city pulls more and more people from the suburbs back to the center, planners and developers in Charleston are warming up to the idea of infill development.
September 5, 2008, 7am PDT
Toronto is considering a broad new plan to encourage higher density.