Urban Development

A guest column in the Dallas Morning News takes the Dallas political machine to task for delaying a new tree ordinance.
Yesterday   The Dallas Morning News
Officials in St. Louis are looking to update the county's zoning codes to allow denser housing, and a greater mix of land uses.
Jan 9, 2011   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
<em>Fast Company</em> runs down a list of the "smartest" cities in the world. First place goes to Songdo City, in South Korea.
Jan 8, 2011   Fast Company
In a controversial move, new Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Billy Buzzett, vice-president at a development company, to lead the state's Department of Community Affairs.
Jan 8, 2011   The St. Petersburg Times
Critic Inga Saffron says that the interesting architecture and urban design is happening on the small scale: small parks, small houses and small plans.
Jan 8, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer
As San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom prepares to leave for Sacramento to become Lt. Governor, he praises the latest road diet plan - reducing busy Cesar Chavez St. from 6-4 lanes with landscaped median and bike lanes and views it as part of his legacy
Jan 7, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
Developers in China are pushing forward plans to build a 4-million-square-foot shopping mall as part of a major cultural center outside of Beijing's Central business district. It will be the biggest mall in the country.
Jan 6, 2011   Baltimore Business Journal
Prevailing wisdom is that transit mode and frequency of service is dependent on residential density, which leaves low density, outer suburbs in a lurch, instilling an auto-dependent lifestyle. Not so, says Australian researcher and author Paul Mees.
Jan 5, 2011   The Age: Victoria
A handful of residential code revisions went into effect in Ohio on January 1st, including an energy conservation code with stricter standards on insulation that is causing an uproar among homebuilders.
Jan 4, 2011   Builder Magazine
With few exceptions, America's largest homebuilders are slower than companies in other fields to act on environmental concerns, according to a survey conducted by Calvert Asset Management Company.
Jan 4, 2011   New Urban Network
Out of the 15 tallest buildings in the world, ten are in China.
Jan 3, 2011   PressTV