A few months ago, I was honored to give the keynote speech at the Seattle Downtown Association's annual "State of Downtown" event. Our audience was very interested in the challenges of what I call “density done well.” Opinion
Apr 2, 2013 By
Before the first line of the multi-billion dollar FasTracks regional transit expansion opens to the public, developers are clamoring to build near Denver area stations. In a city that was beset by sprawl for a half-century, the shift is good news.
Mar 27, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
While many cities are seeking to build large entertainment venues to revive their downtowns, St. Petersburg is taking the opposite track. Stephen Nohlgren examines whether Tropicana Field can be the city's next big urban mixed use development.
Mar 19, 2013 Tampa Bay Times
Density is a loaded term that brings with it many negative connotations. But it can help solve "our city's toughest challenges." Brent Toderian discusses lessons from Vancouver on how to turn "the third rail of municipal politics" into an asset.
Feb 26, 2013 HuffPost British Columbia
Vancouver's remarkable experiment in livable density is the envy of, and model for, cities across the world. So, after a decade of skyline expansion across Canada, why has densification 'lost steam' in the country? Doug Saunders investigates.
Feb 25, 2013 The Globe and Mail
By comparing the city's density, scale, and distribution of employment nodes to other major cities, Kristin Eberhard makes the case for why and how transit can work in big, dense, polycentric Los Angeles.
Jan 27, 2013 NRDC Switchboard
A few weeks ago, I read a startling claim in an email discussion group. Someone wrote that at densities above 20 households per acre (roughly that of a streetcar suburb),* increased density had little effect on driving. If this was the case, the environmental argument for allowing higher densit Opinion
Jan 7, 2013 By
Developers in Seattle have been building ultra-compact apartments to provide alternatives to high housing prices. But these "aPodments," which take advantage of loopholes in codes, could bring negative consequences with the large increase in density.
Dec 18, 2012 Grist
Award-winning research conducted by University of Southern California graduate Samuel Krueger shows that Los Angeles really does have a gooey chocolate - whoops...dense, urban center.
Dec 3, 2012 LA Weekly
Using new analysis of recent US Census data, Richard Florida demonstrates that “[c]ities and regions where density is more concentrated near their urban cores — appear to gain the biggest economic advantage.” That, and a tad more happiness.
Nov 30, 2012 The Atlantic Cities