Urban Development

The lawsuit would not restrict heights—just the opposite. Back in June, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly backed Proposition B to restrict building heights along the waterfront. The State Lands Commission sued.
Yesterday   San Francisco Chroncile
Chuck Wolfe champions urban observation, emphasizing "ghosts" that are important to the authenticity of today's urban change, like oral histories among indigenous peoples passing on cultural traditions from one generation to the next.
Yesterday   The Huffington Post
Author Catherine Tumbler writes on how this Rust Belt city on Lake Erie is attempting to capitalize on its past, reverse its mistakes, and build a greener economy.
Yesterday   The Baffler
Thanks to a $3 million anonymous donation, San Francisco has built a first-of-its kind temporary shelter that will welcome homeless campers along with their belongings and pets.
3 days ago   The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
The LEED green building rating system doesn't acknowledge lumber from the state of Georgia as sustainable, so one state lawmaker suggests throwing out LEED altogether. Critics call it throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
3 days ago   WABE
The Envision Downtown Initiative will focus on street improvements to improve public interactions.
3 days ago   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Blog Post
As readers interested in things like housing in our cities, you've probably noticed posts about a San Francisco resident, Debra Follingstad, whose rent was increas Blog Post
4 days ago   By Reuben Duarte
New York City broke ground recently on the Plaza de Las Americas—a designed public space that will support market uses and pedestrian activity while replacing an existing roadway in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
4 days ago   The Architect's Newspaper
Exploring an effort to revitalize the downtown of the city of Fresno—an agricultural town in the Central Valley of California.
5 days ago   The Atlantic
As a particularly sad example of the morass of confusion and litigation that defines the development and planning process in California cities, renters have been ordered to vacate a newly constructed residential building in Hollywood.
5 days ago   Los Angeles Times
A column by Robert Trigaux lists ten projects that the Tampa Bay region "can't afford to screw up" if it wants to gain more attention on the national stage.
5 days ago   Tampa Bay Times