Industrial Uses

April 13, 2011, 2pm PDT
Tom Vanderbilt argues that manufacturing will never disappear from our cities, because the creative class will always seek small-scale industry to make their ideas a reality.
The Wilson Quarterly
October 7, 2010, 10am PDT
A proposed clean tech corridor along the L.A. River east of downtown is another twist in the ongoing battle between competing interests for residential development and the preservation of industrial space.
The Planning Report
March 5, 2010, 10am PST
West Oakland's days as an industrial center are long gone, but city officials have a vision of rebuilding it as a clean energy mecca. Problem is, many locals have their own vision of upscaling the neighborhood with local eateries and condos.
The Wall St. Journal
January 25, 2010, 8am PST
As offshoring becomes more expensive due to the higher costs of shipping an international infrastructure, more companies are making plans to expand their manufacturing operations at home.
AreaDevelopment Online
January 9, 2010, 7am PST
In Singapore, where land is precious, new concepts in building are being proposed to create shared resources for different industries in the same space.
AsiaOne
Blog post
November 9, 2009, 5am PST
My classmate was up in front of everyone, flapping and flailing, pleading his case and getting shot down at every turn. It was a bit like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

It was also kind of like looking in the mirror.

I’m just more than halfway through a planning school studio project working on the beautiful (no, really) Lower Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. They’ve teamed up about 15 planner/urban designers with about 45 landscape architects, who, as I mentioned last time, are reasonably bonkers. That was about a month and a half ago; since then, I’ve begun to think maybe I’m the one needing a room with padded walls.

Jeffrey Barg
September 9, 2008, 6am PDT
By enlisting the help of concerned local citizens, researchers are getting better documentation of the locations of potentially polluting industrial land uses near residential areas.
The Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2008, 12pm PDT
A new round of zoning changes in NYC could mean the loss of over 20% of industrial-zoned land in the city.
NY Daily News
August 24, 2008, 11am PDT
With the success of livability efforts in Minneapolis, efforts are underway to do the same for the Hiawatha light rail corridor. But active industry and historically significant grain silos create a challenge for new development.
MinnPost
August 14, 2008, 10am PDT
Manufacturing still matters, and what manufacturers want hasn't changed much. The question is whether a "new economy" state like California can compete in the old economy.
California Planning and Development Report
August 1, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A $300 million mixed-use development is bringing new life to a long-neglected industrial district of Providence, RI.</p>
The New York Times
June 18, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Bethlehem Steel left 25 years ago, but a new, mysterious energy company is brining a glimmer of hope to Lackawanna, New York. The proposed plant, to be built on Bethlehem's brownfields, would convert petroleum coke into synthetic gas.</p>
The Buffalo News
April 29, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Once supported by the Mayor and Massachusetts Port Authority, plans to enhance Boston's Black Falcon cruise boat terminal are now up in the air.</p>
The Boston Globe