Urban Development

16 hours ago
Last week, leaders of the initiative to curb development in L.A. surprisingly presented Mayor Eric Garcetti with an ultimatum: Agree to their list of demands by August 24, or they will take the issue to the March 2017 ballot.
The Planning Report
17 hours ago
The landscape of community development in Los Angeles today differs vastly from even a few years ago. Two groups in East L.A. are developing solutions to accelerating gentrification and displacement and a compounding affordable housing crisis.
The Planning Report
18 hours ago
An affordable housing proposal proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown failed to marshal the necessary support in the State Legislature, facing opposition from a coalition of labor and environmental groups, as well as the League of California Cities.
San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
19 hours ago
Ben Brown takes a hard look at our capacities and limitations in a world more complex than we’d prefer.
PlaceShakers
20 hours ago
Here's a controversial assertion: expensive, desirable cities are doing everyone else a favor by forcing people to move.
Bloomberg View
22 hours ago
Welcome to a post-human era of biological evolution. Strap on your seat belts.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Moscow's Mayor has pushed an agenda to beautify the city, create social spaces, and make the city more walkable, but critics see the move towards walkability as more of a forced march.
Foreign Policy
Yesterday
How can the Global South implement the New Urban Agenda with colonial-era curricula and little investment in training? Zambia offers a new model.
Citiscope
2 days ago
An architect known as the Hip-Hop Architect explains how the planning decisions of the 20th century served as muse and breeding ground for the multi-million-dollar industry of hip hop.
Fader
2 days ago
After building an argument that land assembly is key to reinventing cities for a new era, a new study identifies the impact of the landowners standing in the way of that progress.
American Economic Association
2 days ago
The city of Toledo, Ohio provides a case study in how the best intentions of attracting degree-holding Millennials can come up short.
Toledo Blade
3 days ago
It's not bad enough that the Northeast is losing population to the South and West. As companies decamp from the suburbs, pristine communities, many where apartments are outlawed, are seeing a steady decline in housing values.
The Atlantic
3 days ago
Decades ago, developers installed sub-standard asphalt on residential streets in Omaha, with the understanding that residents, not the city, would maintain them.
The Associated Press via The Denver Post
4 days ago
A new study provides evidence of how the incredibly high costs of parking get spread around—even to people who don't have cars.
Streetsblog USA
4 days ago
New data points to the continued worsening of rental housing affordability. Due to a lack of federal response, some state and municipal governments are taking matters into their own hands in an attempt to add to their supply of affordable housing.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
5 days ago
Planning for the first human occupied martian cities is taking its next big step with three 3D-printed test colonies planned to be erected in the Mojave Desert.
Quartz
5 days ago
The federal government has decided that a policy recently approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would have the exact opposite effect of its intentions.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
The rare and elusive comprehensive planning review has been published by nextSTL.
nextSTL
6 days ago
Never underestimate the power of whimsy in the built environment. A genuine and unconditional spirit of welcome and inclusion can be found in the most unexpected forms of participatory art.
PlaceShakers
6 days ago
The Rockefeller Foundation and the Unreasonable Institute want to help small organizations implement big ideas around the US.
Curbed