Mixed Use

June 2, 2011, 6am PDT
Revived plans to build a large mixed-use development in Hollywood next to an iconic building are awakening some concerns about the potential loss of historic character.
Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2011, 7am PDT
The Cleveland Browns football team has announced plans to revitalize a lakefront part of the city. Those plans could benefit from more public input and could learn from previous success, according to this article.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 9, 2011, 12pm PST
After the backlash of suburban development in the 80s and 90s, “supermarket-led development” in town centers remain a contentious issue in Britain.
New Urban Network
January 9, 2011, 5am PST
Officials in St. Louis are looking to update the county's zoning codes to allow denser housing, and a greater mix of land uses.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 15, 2010, 11am PDT
Studies comparing tax revenues from a per-acre perspective show significant gains for municipalities with dense, mixed-use development.
New Urban Network
July 15, 2010, 2pm PDT
Sarasota County, Florida finds that one mixed use building generates 36 times the property taxes per acre as the region's largest high end mall. Mary Newsom reports that "evidence is piling up to show the benefits of compact, in-town development."
Citiwire
July 13, 2010, 6am PDT
Tax revenue-per-acre figures for big box developments are only slightly higher than residential developments, and not as high as mixed use project, according to this column from Mary Newsom.
Citiwire
June 23, 2010, 8am PDT
<em>Smart Planet</em> talks with transportation researcher Reid Ewing about a new study he co-authored about how different development patterns can reduce auto use.
Smart Planet
May 26, 2010, 12pm PDT
A proposed hotel, apartment and retail complex right across from Chicago's Wrigley Field has many in the city up in arms about what they fear will be just another shopping mall ruining the area's urban feel. But those fears are unfounded.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
May 24, 2010, 9am PDT
Scandinavian countries are often praised for the forward-looking planning practices associated with social democracy. Urban planning there includes lots of enviable features, but a tour of a high-profile project outside Oslo, Norway was a reminder that even an urbanist’s paradise includes political fights, squabbles among interests, and embarrassing delays familiar anywhere else. Progressive politics encourage progressive plans, but the process and pitfalls remain the same.
Greg Smithsimon
May 2, 2010, 5am PDT
Developers in Egypt are looking to bring mixed-use developments to Cairo's sprawling suburbs.
Zawya
February 19, 2010, 8am PST
Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA is not unlike many suburban office parks, but now the search giant is advocating for mixed-use development around their campus.
TechCrunch
Blog post
February 10, 2010, 11am PST

A decade or so ago, after reading some of Jane Jacobs’ work, I became aware of the distinction between mixed-use and single-use neighborhoods.  In those days, I imagined that in a well-functioning urban neighborhood, every non-polluting use would be mixed together, and the lion of housing would lay down with the lamb of commerce.

Michael Lewyn
Blog post
December 10, 2009, 9am PST

A recent event organized by Good Magazine, Sheridan/Hawkes Collaborative and The Public Studio brought together about 30 civic-minded designers, planners and architects to come up with some ways to improve the urban environment of Los Angeles. It was a big question to tackle in one afternoon, with a huge array of possible solutions. The crowd was split up into five separate groups and surprisingly, each came up with a similar answer: taco trucks. OK, not taco trucks specifically, but the essence of taco trucks and what they bring to the city.

Nate Berg
November 9, 2009, 5am PST
<em>Cool Town Studios</em> offers this list of 19 development types for the creative class.
Cool Town Studios
September 14, 2009, 10am PDT
Using a mishmash of highlights from cities around the world, musician and artist David Byrne talks about his personal vision of a perfect, livable city.
The Wall Street Journal
August 13, 2009, 6am PDT
The Denver Housing Authority is planning on demolishing one of the city's oldest low-income public housing projects to make way for a new mixed-use, transit-oriented housing development.
The Denver Post
August 13, 2009, 5am PDT
12,000 new homes could be coming to Sacramento over the next two decades -- part of a $5.3 billion redevelopment focused on the city's historic railyards.
The New York Times
August 7, 2009, 7am PDT
Libraries are struggling to make ends meet in Milwaukee. One possible solution: integrating a mix of uses.
Library Journal
May 15, 2009, 12pm PDT
A private development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, City Creek Center will be the largest mixed-use project in Salt Lake City.
The New York Times