Urban Development

The proposed expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently got a major revision—now instead of cantilevering over the La Brea Tar Pits, the building would bridge Wilshire Boulevard.
12 hours ago   Los Angeles Times
An influx of residential and creative commercial space is transforming Downtown New Orleans. According to a technical assistance panel by the Urban Land Institute Louisiana, the trends represent a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve open space.
May 14, 2014   The Times-Picayune
In recovery mode following the most recent housing crisis—two Phoenix-area master-planned communities are continuing to grow.
May 12, 2014   AZ Central
After a recent report questioned the value Portland's light rail investments, a local journalist and a TriMet representative provide countering metrics of success.
May 10, 2014   The Oregonian
The Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine is immensely popular. With funding still in question and construction behind schedule on some of the transit that would integrate with the BeltLine, one writer re-examines the trail's vast potential.
May 8, 2014   Atlantic Cities
Inspired by a recent death-defying trip to the polls, a blogger lists some of the basic facilities that should be accessible to all pedestrians.
May 8, 2014   The Black Urbanist
For advocates of interdisciplinary design, the logical place to begin expanding the definitions of architecture and urban planning is the classroom. But that's easier said than done. Opinion
May 8, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
After past attempts to redevelop the downtown of Michigan's third largest city failed, Warren's mayor believes that the city's downtown and civic center is ready to transform into a bustling urban environment. What will it take to make that happen?
May 7, 2014   Detroit Free Press
To address the growth of commute traffic to the Google campus and neighboring tech companies in the north (of Hwy. 101) part of this city of 74,000 in Silicon Valley, the city council is proposing a toll on all three road entrances to the area.
May 6, 2014   Mountain View Voice
Research around the United States has found gentrification to produce public health risks. Will lessons from Oakland and New York City be enough for a rapidly gentrifying city like St. Louis to escape poor public health outcomes?
May 5, 2014   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Via competing bills, California's Legislature is holding a surprisingly quiet debate on what redevelopment was for in the first place and what aspects of it may be worth reviving.
May 4, 2014   California Planning & Development Report