Cities

June 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Good jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life rarely come in a total package. In fact, according to new analysis from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, only three cities in the United States combine all three.
Gizmodo
May 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf grew up in a small town, but he has since adopted cities among his political causes. In recent remarks, he detailed his opinions about how public policy shortchanges cities—in Pennsylvania and the country.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blog post
May 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
Even when urban centers are losing families, this trend does not necessarily apply to rich areas near downtown.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
May 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent Newsweek article on urbanism is chock-full of nonsense.
Michael Lewyn
April 26, 2016, 5am PDT
It might come as a shock to planners who lived and worked through the great recession, but a Canadian publication has named urban planning in the number two position on a ranking of "Best Jobs" in the country.
Canadian Business
March 29, 2016, 8am PDT
Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser argues for the loosening of regulations that create barriers to entry for small businesses and immigrant entrepreneurship in Boston.
NewBostonPost
March 1, 2016, 9am PST
When the "highest and best use" of city land...isn't.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 17, 2016, 11am PST
According to the real estate website, urban home values are growing faster than those in the suburbs, bucking a longtime trend. This isn't exactly surprising, but it has serious social justice implications.
Puget Sound Business Journal
February 17, 2016, 9am PST
Get this guide for 21 apps and services for enjoying the city of Los Angeles to its fullest, whether you're a resident or a visitor.
Netted
January 28, 2016, 10am PST
City Observatory puts the housing market of major U.S. cities in perspective by comparing the value of housing markets to the value of large corporations.
City Observatory
January 12, 2016, 5am PST
As the dust settles from the Great Recession—evidence is growing to support the growing relevance of urban areas in the overall economic picture of the United States.
City Observatory
December 15, 2015, 10am PST
As the presidential election season gears up, Mortimer B. Zuckerman's op-ed offers a cynical and weary electorate hope by invoking a transformative political vision of the role of the city.
U.S. News & World Report
November 9, 2015, 8am PST
The World Economic Forum offers a reminder of just how drastically things could change, and soon, in cities.
Citiscope
Blog post
November 8, 2015, 7am PST
A city has always been understood and defined as a pattern of human settlement. This op-ed suggests that a city needs to be a product of its environment, rather than the environment simply being a product of it.
Steven Snell
October 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new book from the Manhattan Institute, available for free download, argues that cities will have to full embrace experimentation and evaluation to be true laboratories of innovation.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
October 14, 2015, 8am PDT
Most cities around the world can be broken down into 27 typical patterns of development, according to the work of a researcher at UC Davis.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
October 11, 2015, 5am PDT
As the new arrivals—young, mostly white urbanites—have descended into some of Philadelphia's working class and immigrant neighborhoods, the push back by locals has been met with a push back by the gentrifiers.
PhillyMag
October 8, 2015, 9am PDT
A long and ranging article in the New Yorker surveys non-fiction, art, and other manifestations of intellectualism for insight into the plight of the city—to always be cast in some manner of morality tale.
The New Yorker
October 8, 2015, 7am PDT
Can cities be at the forefront of tackling climate change? According to forthcoming research by Arup and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, cities play a crucial role in addressing this pressing issue.
Doggerel
September 24, 2015, 11am PDT
After spending more than a decade in government and real estate development, Brian Swett recently joined Arup in the role of Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate in the Americas. We asked for his thoughts on urban expansion and development.
Doggerel