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After a three quarters of a century of building to accommodate cars and not people, it's going to take big changes to get the transit system the United States needs, argues a Next City editorial.
Next City
Social changes in America relating to work, demographics and the family are changing the face of suburbs around the US.
September 17, 2016, 5am PDT
This week featured good news on the economy like it was pre-2008.
September 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The chief policy officer of Google's Sidewalk Labs proposes six first principles of urbanism to frame the potential impact of technology on urban environments.
Sidewalk Talk
September 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Parking lots hurting for cars, garages being converted to storage, corporate headquarters moving from edge city to center city—these are some of things happening in U.S. cities that hold promise for change, writes former SPUR ED Jim Chappell.
September 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
The state of California stepped into to make it easier for local governments to approve permissive regulations of accessory dwelling units.
Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study makes a visual case against the narrative that spot zoning and a broken development approval process are running roughshod over the entire city.
Urbanize LA
August 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Denver City Council approved two separate moratoriums on building types that are adding infill density to neighborhoods in the city.
The Denver Post
August 22, 2016, 11am PDT
After building an argument that land assembly is key to reinventing cities for a new era, a new study identifies the impact of the landowners standing in the way of that progress.
American Economic Association
Blog post
August 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post exploring why Los Angeles is more car-dependent than some less dense cities.
Michael Lewyn
August 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
Former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan put out a call to action, so to speak, in the hopes of energizing younger Canadians to respond to the entrenched interests of older generations.
The Province
August 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Responding to criticism from neighborhoods faced with new small lot developments, the city of Los Angeles in considering changes to its Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance.
The Eastsider LA
July 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved legislation that will allow the construction of accessory dwelling units, potentially adding thousands of units to the city's housing supply.
San Francisco Examiner
Blog post
July 20, 2016, 7am PDT
The most dense neighborhood in Manhattan is surprisingly low-key.
Michael Lewyn
July 2, 2016, 5am PDT
If Detroit needs to be "rebuilt" or "reimagined," why not do so around a walkable, convenient ideal? A compact Motor City where essential goods and services are available within a 20-minute walk?
Detroit Free Press
June 14, 2016, 10am PDT
A package of bills making their way through the New York State Legislature could usher in an era of new height in parts of New York City.
New York Magazine
May 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
It's hard to imagine a policy that so comprehensively acts to create disincentives for sprawl gaining political traction anywhere in the United States.
Toronto Star
May 9, 2016, 5am PDT
Urbanists, test your knowledge of urban economics. Familiar with the concept of agglomeration externality? Finance professor and Bloomberg View writer Noah Smith opines it's a major reason why American cities are not as productive as they should be.
Bloomberg View
May 8, 2016, 7am PDT
The Sightline Institute tackles what may be "our most acute urban public policy challenge."
Sightline Institute
April 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Charlotte Observer recently described the landscape of proposed apartment developments in the city of Charlotte.
The Charlotte Observer