Density

January 14, 2011, 5am PST
Urbanization is taking up a rapid pace in China. Though much of the planning going on is of the cookie-cutter variety, some say the Chinese need to pay more attention to growing their cities vertically.
What Matters
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
December 27, 2010, 1pm PST
California's Governor-elect Jerry Brown will be living part-time in the first modern mixed use project in Sacramento. Jerry's new neighborhood has a WalkScore of 95 and is walkable to the Capitol building.
California Planning & Development Report
December 17, 2010, 7am PST
Looking at a battle earlier this year over a proposed 430-ft. high skyscraper in San Francisco, John Parman says the problem with dense buildings is that they need to work with the surrounding place types.
Living Urbanism
December 3, 2010, 11am PST
Vancouver's Cambie Street corridor is targeted for increased density by the city's planning department, with buildings up to 12 stories. A bed-and-breakfast owner who has run her business in the neighborhood since 1972 says enough is enough.
The Vancouver Courier
November 30, 2010, 8am PST
Architect Peter Weingarten discusses the importance of high-rise buildings, and why the future of cities will be very high density.
Gensler on Cities
Feature
November 29, 2010, 10am PST

Is Paris for sale to the highest bidder?

Mary Campbell Gallagher
November 27, 2010, 5am PST
Preservation laws often ban additions to designated buildings, which can be counterproductive, says Stephen Smith, who argues that incremental add-ons can protect buildings from future redevelopment driven by market forces.
Market Urbanism
October 31, 2010, 11am PDT
Christopher Hawthorne, the architecture critic at the LA Times the contradictory evidence surrounding LA's machinations toward becomming a post-suburban city. He finds public opinion fractured as the MTA finalizes plans for two Westside subway lines.
Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2010, 7am PDT
A new Canadian study indicates that young people in the U.S. and Canada are trending away from owning their own homes and towards renting apartments.
Treehugger
October 25, 2010, 1pm PDT
Christopher Hawthorne reflects on the simultaneous rise of bicycle culture and anti-transit NIMBYs. Can Angelenos come together to move forward when it comes to transportation and the built environment?
The Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2010, 7am PDT
Dense cities, argues Daniel Garst, are shaped like a pyramid, with the most density in the middle and sloping sides. Beijing, on the other hand, has developed more like a circus tent, with density at the sides but single-story homes in the middle.
China Daily
October 11, 2010, 6am PDT
In the face of a recent report showing that sprawl was rapidly eating up developable land in New Jersey, developers have begun to ditch the McMansion in favor of taller and more dense projects.
The New York Times
October 10, 2010, 11am PDT
CNN's Richard Quest takes an incredulous look at the changes brewing in Los Angeles as downtown revitalizes and the city densifies.
CNN
October 1, 2010, 10am PDT
Density is an imperfect and unreliable measurement of intensity, says architect and city planner Walter Hosack, and must be replaced with a yardstick that can more accurately measure cause and predict effect.
Cities and Design
September 27, 2010, 8am PDT
In classic hill towns, people showed innovation and dynamic placemaking--lessons learned for urbanism in the new century, says Chuck Wolfe.
myurbanist
September 17, 2010, 6am PDT
This commentary from church architect Randy Bright argues that New Urbanists unfairly attack church sprawl, and that the cost of developing denser communities is the freedom of the people.
The Tulsa Beacon
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
September 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
Richard Florida says that the economic benefits of 'agglomeration' are seldom given the attention they deserve. A new study by Florida and the Martin Prosperity Institute aims to do just that.
The Atlantic
August 21, 2010, 9am PDT
Looking at Census data for urbanized areas and auto ownership, Randal O'Toole argues that denser areas have high rates of auto ownership per square mile, a correlation that is likely to increase congestion.
The Antiplanner