Urban Development

Northern California is no stranger to debates about redevelopment, displacement, and the proper mix of affordable and market-rate housing—but this time the setting for these stories is in the state capital of Sacramento.
6 hours ago   Next City
Plans to build dense urban villages around the new Metro stations in Tysons Corner have some landowners on the fringes feeling left out.
Apr 27, 2010   The Washington Post
Airports are important investments for cities, but are also highly risky because they rely heavily on the whims of the airline business. Alex Marshall looks at how some of the underrepresented airports are coping.
Apr 26, 2010   Governing Magazine
Described as being the biggest corruption scandal in Israel's history, the Holyland Park scandal highlights the need for tighter regulation of land use planning in Israel. But with the Prime Minister's support for deregulation, reform looks unlikely.
Apr 26, 2010   Treehugger
The Wall St. Journal reports on a growing trend for wineries to set up show in cities, trucking their grapes to warehouse "cellars" to be closer to the people.
Apr 23, 2010   The Wall St. Journal
Brian Paul argues that developers have jumped on the transit-oriented development bandwagon without actually delivering true TOD.
Apr 23, 2010   Gotham Gazette
This blog post from <em>Governing</em> explores the similarities between San Francisco's troubled Tenderloin district and Los Angeles' Skid Row-adjacent Spring Street corridor, and why one struggles and the other has found some developmental success.
Apr 23, 2010   Governing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are getting in the urban design racket with a new guide to community design that focuses on how urban form can affect public health.
Apr 23, 2010   LAND
Tysons Corner, Virginia, represents an unlikely pilot project for "desprawling" America's suburbs, but the expansion of Metro rail through the town has been seized by local officials as an opportunity to revamp the city's urban form and density.
Apr 22, 2010   Good
Daniel Goldstein was the spokesperson for the group Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, fighting against a massive redevelopment project that would take his home. One of the last holdouts, he sold his apt. today for $3 million.
Apr 21, 2010   New York Post
An exhibit of architectural plans from developers working in Montreal shows possible futures for the city, ranging from striking domes to mixed-use commercial and residential complexes.
Apr 21, 2010   The Gazette (Montreal)