Urban Development

1 hour ago
MARTA's Five Points station will be the first to test an idea of building small soccer fields at multiple transit stations in the system.
Creative Loafing
3 hours ago
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved legislation that will allow the construction of accessory dwelling units, potentially adding thousands of units to the city's housing supply.
San Francisco Examiner
10 hours ago
The eagerly anticipated selection of the future site of the Obama Presidential Library has leaked to the press. A formal announcement is expected soon.
Chicago Tribune
Feature
Yesterday
A new statistical analysis of Airbnb listings shows the short-term-rental service is growing worldwide, but suggests that many hosts don't stick with it. Intermittent commercial uses of residences could be seen in the planning context of "mixed use."
Martin John Brown
Yesterday
A long-read in The Nation pokes large holes in the narrative of the Olympics as a beacon of equality and unity. The effect in Brazil, according to the article, has been quite the opposite.
The Nation
Yesterday
The de Blasio Administration set lofty goals for the creation and preservation of housing in New York. So how's that going?
Politico
Yesterday
After Monday's celebrations at the new, electrified commuter rail line's only two stations, Union Station and Westminster Station, commuters now have the option of taking an 11-minute, six-mile ride to Denver, costing $2.60.
The Denver Post
2 days ago
With the rise of globalization, and urbanization, people are rethinking how cities should be structured in terms of transportation and mobility. Is it possible to reconfigure auto-centric cities into pedestrian-friendly spaces?
Doggerel
3 days ago
On July 25, 1916, New York adopted its first Zoning Resolution, for the first time regulating the height, size and arrangement of buildings in the city.
The New York Times
3 days ago
Food desert-busting is one of the cross-over opportunities between planning and public health, but it's unclear how effective bringing healthy foods to underserved neighborhoods has been.
The Dallas Morning News
3 days ago
Test your knowledge of the New York home base of Donald Trump's real estate business.
Curbed New York
3 days ago
The Republic National Convention dominated the news last week, and for good reason. There was also eye candy for New York transit advocates and lots of new housing research to enjoy.
Planetizen
4 days ago
Though housing advocates consider micro-housing units a helpful tool in keeping housing affordable, the city of Seattle has nonetheless produced a series of regulations making such projects harder and harder to build.
Neiman Taber
5 days ago
A logistics park in Fenton, expected to attract $382 million in investment, will move forward with $50 million in tax increment financing.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
6 days ago
The New Yorker has produced a video comparing the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on either side of a 70-year span of history.
The New Yorker
6 days ago
The Los Angeles Rams COO details both the stadium's sustainable design and the positive impact the privately funded complex will have on Southern California.
The Planning Report
6 days ago
WBUR's Here & Now ventures outside the Quicken Loans Arena to see a distressed part of the city and region, similar to parts of Detroit and Flint. Residents want abandoned homes demolished. Take the audio driving tour of East Cleveland.
Here & Now
July 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The number of inclusionary zoning programs is growing quickly around the country. A recent study by the National Housing Conference takes stock of this prominent affordable housing tool.
American Planning Association
July 21, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study by Trulia concentrates on elasticity (i.e., the rate at which housing stock grows, relative to demand), and arrives at the conclusion that bureaucracy, not regulation, is responsible for rising housing prices.
Trulia
July 21, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper studies the impacts both of specific land use regulations and land use regulations in the aggregate.
Market Urbanism