Los Angeles developer Barry Shy commissioned a muralist to paint an "urban jungle" in the lobby of his new residential high-rise. He got lions and waterfalls snuggled up against the downtown LA skyline.
May 4, 2010 Curbed
An exhibit of architectural plans from developers working in Montreal shows possible futures for the city, ranging from striking domes to mixed-use commercial and residential complexes.
Apr 21, 2010 The Gazette (Montreal)
In Corpus Christi, Texas, a park development fee on inner city properties has developers crying foul, claiming it discourages development in inner cities where it should be encouraged.
Mar 20, 2010 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The Center for Public Integrity continues its investigation into who is influencing transportation policy at the federal level. They found that lack of governmental focus has left the door open for developers to point the way.
Mar 11, 2010 Center for Public Integrity
Edward M. Czuker is known for building bold developments. Residents of Playa del Ray are concerned about what his latest project will look like in their neighborhood.
Oct 26, 2009 LA Weekly
A survey shows that 2/3rds of Houston residents are ready for stricter land use regulations. This follows a number of high-profile clashes between neighborhoods and developers who want to build in them.
Oct 22, 2009 The Houston Chronicle
25 farmers in Fairfield County, Ohio are attempting to prevent future development by preserving their farmland in permanent agricultural use.
Jun 19, 2009 The Columbus Dispatch
Builder Magazine presents six lessons for builders to learn from the housing bust, including 'limit your land holdings', 'build smarter', and 'diversify beyond new-home construction'.
May 11, 2009 Builder Magazine
Reporters at the Land Use Accountability Project have uncovered evidence that home appraisers were under great pressure at the height of the bubble to inflate home values.
Apr 14, 2009 Land Use Accountability Project
Officials in San Antonio say they've closed a legal loophole that allowed developers to clear trees for ranching or farming.
Apr 8, 2009 San Antonio Express-News