Urban Development

January 26, 2016, 9am PST
At a building industry trade show held last week, the new trend was for houses constructed with extra space for renters or extended family. In other words, depreciation comes standard.
The Wall Street Journal
January 26, 2016, 7am PST
An affordable housing ballot measure opposed by affordable housing advocates: welcome to the strange housing politics of San Francisco.
San Francisco Magazine
January 25, 2016, 12pm PST
Neighborhoods like Cherry in the fast-growing city of Charlotte are faced with intense pressures in the real estate market. The city is scrambling to craft a plan that can leverage the city's assets to the benefit of the whole city.
Next City
January 25, 2016, 11am PST
The city of Detroit will review the presentations of seven finalists tasked with creating a new vision for the east riverfront—a part of Detroit poised for redevelopment momentum.
Detroit Free Press
January 24, 2016, 1pm PST
The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.
Dezeen
January 23, 2016, 9am PST
Detroit's most iconic building, the Renaissance Center, will soon get a major upgrade.
Detroit Free Press
January 22, 2016, 2pm PST
Public food markets can be key centers of urban commerce and social life. Late last year, a brainstorming event in London considered how they might evolve to accommodate modern lifestyles and technologies.
Nesta
January 22, 2016, 12pm PST
As a part of a competition sponsored by SpaceX, university students and independent engineering teams are building scale-model Hyperloop pods.
FutureStructure
January 22, 2016, 11am PST
These days, Big Data is the topic at hand, but Arup's Vincent Lee says data analysis can only go so far. He uses his work on the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to illustrate why a "human element" is crucial to finding solutions.
Doggerel
January 22, 2016, 10am PST
The unlikely alliance of a ballpark billionaire, tax watchdog, and environmentalists in San Diego circulate a planning ballot initiative that makes an all-too-familiar sacrifice: urban neighborhoods.
UrbDeZine
January 22, 2016, 6am PST
Cars and cyclists have issues at intersections. A new type of intersection design from the Netherlands offers improved protection to cyclists. The solution is based on the four islands near each corner of the intersection.
Huffpost Good News
January 21, 2016, 2pm PST
Logically we might assume that as cities grow larger, commutes get harder. It can certainly feel that way. But research points to structural factors that actually make commuting in big cities more efficient.
CityLab
January 21, 2016, 10am PST
Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne describes an L.A. in flux, at once beholden to its postwar image and pushing in a new direction. The city, he says, faces existential questions on a scale unmatched elsewhere in the nation.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 21, 2016, 8am PST
Sometimes, city walks can mean more than just getting from place to place. Author and book critic David Ulin discusses his favorite accounts of that rich experience.
Barnes and Noble Review
January 20, 2016, 12pm PST
On the fringes of the built environment in Southern California, comes a turn of events much more common in the urban core: the California Environmental Quality Act has been invoked to put the brakes on a general plan update.
The Desert Sun
January 19, 2016, 12pm PST
About 80 percent of New York City's greenhouse gas emissions come from its building stock, so the city's goal to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050 will hinge on aggressive retrofitting requirements in addition to new green building standards.
Politico New York
January 19, 2016, 11am PST
An op-ed by the mayor of Calgary, Canada celebrates the adoption of a new off-site levy that will change the financing formula for new development and the necessary infrastructure that comes with it.
Calgary Herald
January 19, 2016, 6am PST
At the UN’s Habitat III conference taking place this fall in Quito, Ecuador, the role of cities in addressing the movement of migrants will be a primary topic of discussion.
Citiscope
January 18, 2016, 12pm PST
Since a zoning code change in 2010, the city of Denver has added 66 accessory dwelling units in a city of 650,000.
The Denver Post
January 17, 2016, 1pm PST
GE is abandoning its 68-acre suburban campus in Fairfield, Conn. for Boston's Seaport District. As WBUR's technology reporter, Curt Nickisch put it, "Today's knowledge workers want bike racks and subway stops not country clubs and parking garages."
NPR