Urban Development

The United Nations agency for urban development, UN-Habitat, has announced a partnership with the World Bank to implement several Sustainable Development Goals focusing on urban sustainability, safety, inclusiveness, and resilience.
38 min ago   United Nations-Habitat
A common and sometimes controversial funding mechanism is growing in popularity in suburban Minnesota, even as its use in the urban core decreases.
Aug 17, 2015   Minneapolis Star Tribune
The San Francisco Planning Department is proposing new densities in certain neighborhoods in exchange for building new units for low- and middle-income residents.
Aug 17, 2015   San Francisco Business Times
Cities around the world have continued to implement drastic measures in reaction to a proliferation of billboards.
Aug 17, 2015   The Guardian
Houston's housing market is chugging along, although one of the area's key industries is struggling.
Aug 16, 2015   Houston Chronicle
Lafayette provides a case study of the San Francisco Bay Area housing market.
Aug 15, 2015   Contra Costa Times
Cleveland.com provides in-depth analysis of the ongoing challenge to account for and improve the large number of vacant properties in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Aug 15, 2015   Cleveland.com
The Architecture of Segregation: The slums are racially concentrated, on the rise, and spreading to the suburbs.
Aug 13, 2015   CityLab
When an exciting and popular addition to the public realm becomes available, like it did in Chicago earlier this year with The 606 trail, concerns about gentrification and displacement are sure to follow.
Aug 13, 2015   Chicago Tribune
Researchers who studied the appeal of New York City streetscapes find an additionally significant factor on the streets of Salt Lake City: the photo op.
Aug 12, 2015   CityLab
Schools are part of, and even anchor communities. Good planning requires schools as part of "Complete Communities". Until this proposal is adopted, school boards often close schools due to funding or liability. This is a possible step forward.
Aug 12, 2015   The Globe and Mail (Toronto)