November 10, 2015, 7am PST
Research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate recommends an emissions reduction program that might pay off big in the long term. Inter-city exchange and transit planning are key strategies.
September 16, 2015, 6am PDT
Although it's a favorite tool of urbanists all over the country—Detroit has taken to adaptive reuse with singular aplomb.
September 3, 2015, 9am PDT
A list of adaptive reuse projects completed in the last five years includes a diverse collection of breweries turned hotels, a dry dock turned into a museum, and much more.
July 22, 2015, 11am PDT
A recent op-ed by ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that too many cities are forcing mixed-use developments into neighborhoods, enabling vacancies and blight in the process.
May 15, 2015, 12pm PDT
Darnell Grisby makes the case for focusing on ridership and boardings (rather than travel time) and clarifying joint development rules to better facilitate transit oriented development and transit oriented communities.
September 4, 2014, 11am PDT
Gabe Klein discusses some of the merits and challenges of forging private-public partnerships between disruptive companies and government entities.
August 20, 2014, 2pm PDT
A recent article explains how, and why, small lot subdivisions get built in Los Angeles. Also, the city has recently updated a procedural glitch to make permitting easier for small lot projects.
August 17, 2014, 9am PDT
Multi-family housing took the brunt of Hurricane Sandy. Compounding the many challenges to storm-proofing the city's housing supply: 90 percent of the housing in flood-prone areas was built before 1983, when flood-resistance standards were adopted.
April 20, 2014, 11am PDT
Resilience has entered into the planning and urbanism lexicon as a large challenge for all places pursuing prosperous, sustainable futures. A new study examines the world’s leading cities for lessons in resilience.
October 21, 2012, 5am PDT
Close to twenty five years after Denver debated the future of its historic, but blighted, Lower Downtown district, the city is reaping the benefits of its decision to preserve the “region’s largest collection of urban historic buildings.”
October 16, 2012, 6am PDT
Richard Florida discusses why "quality of place", rather than job opportunity, is the determining factor in where creative-minded people choose to live.
September 28, 2012, 9am PDT
LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) hasn't exactly unleashed a flurry of new sustainable, dense development. But, as the economy strengthens, innovative projects in Oakland, Syracuse, and Milwaukee are beginning to take flight.
September 18, 2012, 5am PDT
All too often when we think of 'transportation,' especially transit, our thoughts are overtaken by visions of <em>public</em> transit. Yet, private transit also plays a key role.
September 9, 2012, 9am PDT
The urban parking garage gets an overhaul with the innovation of multiblock parking. By constructing underneath multiple blocks, developers and cities can improve parking efficiencies and lower costs.
August 13, 2012, 7am PDT
The rise of the innovation economy is driving fierce competition between cities across America to attract medical facilities and universities as job providers and engines of development.
February 16, 2011, 1pm PST
Christopher Leinberger argues that the fundamental cause of the mortgage meltdown was a "structural shift in market demand" from low-density suburbs to walkable urban housing.
December 26, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>From smaller residential projects to vast mixed-use developments, more and more architects are crossing over into development work, bringing a fresh perspective to the process.</p>
October 4, 2006, 1pm PDT
The Denver metropolitan area has been a model of regional cooperation, with municipalities and counties working together to improve infrastructure and accommodate growth.
August 4, 2006, 7am PDT
The world's most successful cities are integrating approaches to social, economic, and environmental issues, as well as addressing governmental concerns.
February 7, 2006, 1pm PST
It has been five months since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Urban Land publishes a 24-page special report with an overview, recommendations, and essays from urban planners, local business leaders, developers, architects, and academia regarding the future of the Crescent City.