Urban Development

June 30, 2016, 2pm PDT
Chattanooga is the latest city to apply the form-based code methodology to a specific area of the city, including downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
Times Free Press
June 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is constructing a massive facility for building rockets in another sign of the future of space exploration.
GeekWire
June 30, 2016, 12pm PDT
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) will design the Obama Presidential Center—selected from a group of seven finalists.
Obama Foundation
June 29, 2016, 7am PDT
There's no shortage of ambition from Silicon Valley startup accelerator and investment firm Y Combinator—which recently announced its intentions to build a prototype city.
Bloomberg
June 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
A local writer argues that development is putting the unique character of Palm Springs in peril by taking advantage of the city's Planned Development Districts.
The Desert Sun
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
June 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Local advocates have won a string of political victories against developers in New York City.
The New York Times
June 28, 2016, 5am PDT
A Chinese company has sent a dramatic signal about the evolution of New York, moving forward with a plan to convert most of the rooms in the famous Waldorf Astoria into condominiums.
Bloomberg
Blog post
June 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
Like train stations, Greyhound stations can be tolerable urban places- or they can be another example of suburban sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
June 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
A pair of legislative proposals in the Pennsylvania State Legislature would open the door to private development in the state park system.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 27, 2016, 11am PDT
This time, the scene of the anti-development ire is Santa Monica, where local advocates have qualified for the November ballot on initiative requiring a vote for any project building beyond the zoning code.
Santa Monica Next
June 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Last week the Los Angeles City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved housing initiatives. "Build Better LA" requires large developments to have affordable units. Silicon Valley voters will vote on a $950 million housing bond.
Planetizen
June 26, 2016, 9am PDT
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait says there is no legitimate reason to give Disney the tax break.
Voice of Orange County
June 26, 2016, 5am PDT
The $50 million renovation of Cleveland's Public Square, designed by James Corner Field Operations, will open in time for the Republican National Convention.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Intended to make the most of a planned light rail station, the city of Seattle has proposed a zoning overhaul for the University District.
The Urbanist
June 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
The controversy over whether to located the Lucas Museum Site at a lakefront property in Chicago is no longer ongoing.
Chicago Tribune
June 24, 2016, 11am PDT
As Denver's development industry achieves post-recession levels of activity, the city's Department of Community Planning and Development needs staff for pre-recession levels of capacity.
The Denver Post
June 24, 2016, 8am PDT
As Downtown L.A. sees an impressive renaissance, learn how the Fashion District in L.A. spurred growth through piloting the first-ever "Business Improvement District" program.
The Planning Report
June 24, 2016, 7am PDT
The in-migration of Millennials is largely driving the changes that American cities are going through. More specifically, it is the ones with college degrees who are driving the change. Where are they moving, and what is their effect?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Blog post
June 24, 2016, 6am PDT
A case study of Vallejo shows how the city is continuing revitalization efforts without the powerful tools provided by its former redevelopment agency.
Linda Day