Urban Development

With real estate prices rising in the other boroughs, Staten Island is starting to look more like Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Extensive retail and residential developments are underway in what has always been New York City's suburban borough.
13 hours ago   New York Times
Let's discuss how community planning could be fundamentally reorganized to improve both efficiency and placemaking.
Mar 2, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
The design reveal is more than just a showcase for architects Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick. The project also raises tough questions about how far suburban cities in the South Bay Area are willing to go to support the current tech boom.
Mar 2, 2015   New York Times
The recent glut of luxury development, gentrification, and high rents has been frequently condemned. But what factors affecting affordability might that discussion miss?
Mar 2, 2015   New York YIMBY
Scientists from the Santa Fe Institute have discovered basic patterns underlying the way cities have always grown. The mechanics of "urban scaling" may have something fundamental to tell us about how large settlements evolve.
Mar 1, 2015   Christian Science Monitor
Urban planners like the nightlife. They like to boogie. But one researcher argues that planners should better understand how to balance the positive and negative effects of a bustling nightlife.
Feb 27, 2015   Deutsche Welle
Nashville often gets left out of the national conversation about housing affordability and displacement. The challenge, however, has led the city's planning department to launch an effort to develop an inclusionary zoning policy for the Music City.
Feb 27, 2015   The Tenessean
The long shadow of 20th century urban renewal strategies color the debate over three potential redevelopment proposals for the site of the former site of the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex on St. Louis' Near North Side.
Feb 27, 2015   Next City
The deal is not yet done, but the home team of the LeBronaissance, the most ostensible sign of Cleveland's resurgence, have reportedly asked Cuyahoga County officials to split the cost of an arena renovation.
Feb 26, 2015   Northeast Ohio Media Group
The cities of the Rust Belt don't get much good news these days as they suffer the effects of de-industrialization. But things may be turning around in Cincinnati, where a major investment by General Electric may herald a downtown revival.
Feb 26, 2015   New York Times
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The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Jason Neville, senior planner for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. Exclusive
Feb 26, 2015  By Jason Neville