Urban Development

6 min ago
The Silicon Valley start-up devoted to reinventing the city made a splashy hire this week.
1 hour ago
Using density as a metric of urban quality is misleading and inadequate, according to an article on CityLab.
23 hours ago
New data reveal the U.S. housing industry's preference for garages for cars over apartments for people.
The Baltimore City Council granted initial approval for the city's first zoning code overhaul in over 40 years.
The Baltimore Sun
The phrase "everything on the street" captures UN-Habitat head Joan Clos's approach to urbanization. In the wake of Habitat III, who is the man behind the conference's "New Urban Agenda"?
The McKinsey Global Institute wants to help California build 3.5 million homes by 2025.
The New York Times
2 days ago
After years of planning, Washington, D.C. this year adopted a new zoning code. With new maps from the District Office of Zoning, you can see for yourself what the city's new land use regulation regime looks like.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
The Chicago River is attracting some of the city's most creative visions for the future. The second plan in recent months proves the potential of the river as an open space asset.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
California law and a local ordinance prevent new apartment buildings from falling under rent control. But that need not prevent a developer from requesting it, as a developer in San Francisco's Excelsior District has done.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
Call it the re-education, the evolution, or the contrition of Richard Florida, but the "rock-star urbanist" has realized some unintended consequences of his creative class ethos, and he's ready to share a new vision for cities.
Houston Chronicle
4 days ago
New York City provides a case study in the effort to satisfy growing demand with more mixed-use development.
The New York Times
5 days ago
Though many retirement communities still look just as they have for many decades—defined by cul-de-sacs and golf courses—many seniors are looking for a more urban lifestyle.
The New York Times
6 days ago
The city of Portland, Oregon is considering new regulations to limit the kinds of homes that can be built in existing neighborhoods.
Portland for Everyone
6 days ago
In a Forbes piece, Joel Kotkin details the rapid growth in population and economy (especially jobs) of Austin and San Antonio and the emerging city of San Marcos between the two.
October 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The BlightSTAT system has helped New Orleans track and improve blighted conditions around the city.
Data-Smart City Solutions
October 21, 2016, 6am PDT
Pro-development advocates have a new study to back up their cause.
The Wall Street Journal
October 21, 2016, 5am PDT
"American households will no longer aspire to own two cars in every garage, but instead will have mobility apps on every phone, to hail self-driving vehicles that they will share rather than own." Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University
October 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to begin the processing of updating the 20-year-old Los Angeles River Master Plan.
Curbed LA
October 20, 2016, 6am PDT
The Mapping Inequality website documents how the liberal ideals of the New Deal devolved into discrimination and inequality.
National Geographic
October 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
The kind of air rights deal only possible in New York City will offer benefits for both parties and, hopefully, the public.
Crain's New York Business