Urban Development

Qualcomm and Arup recently published a report on their vision for the future of connected cities. We spoke to Chris Luebkeman, Arup Fellow and Global Director of Foresight, Research and Innovation, and Qualcomm's Kiva Allgood to learn more.
16 hours ago   Arup Connect
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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
Mar 24, 2015   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.
Mar 24, 2015   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.
Mar 23, 2015   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.
Mar 23, 2015   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.
Mar 23, 2015   Tampa Bay Times
An op-ed by David Heymann produces an elaborate, protracted metaphor of Austin as a former youthful "golden child" now showing the least attractive possible traits of middle age.
Mar 21, 2015   Houston Chronicle
By virtue of super small blocks, San Diego's downtown has more space dedicated to cars than most cities. That's about to change. San Diego urban design activist Bill Keller explains how they’ll do it.
Mar 20, 2015   UrbDeZine
A major new study estimates that sprawl costs the U.S. economy more than a trillion dollars annually, and results, in part, from planning and market distortions. Smart policy reforms can result in more efficient and equitable development.
Mar 19, 2015   New Climate Economy
Though the Los Angeles region is very dense, significant barriers to transit-oriented planning remain. Based on this analysis, the lack of a central urban core shouldn't be one of them.
Mar 19, 2015   Medium
Concord, California is considering a trio of massive redevelopment proposals for the site of a former Navy weapons depot that could bring 12,000 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial development to the fringe of the East Bay Area.
Mar 19, 2015   San Francisco Business Times