Urban Development

Non other than U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, former mayor and native of San Francisco, penned an op-ed opposing a recent action by the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors to legalize short-term stays in private homes.
18 hours ago   San Francisco Chronicle
In 1991, author and sociologist Saskia Sassen predicted that cities would make a comeback in her book The Global City. Now that her prediction has come true, Christina Larson talks to Sassen about what makes a "global city."
Sep 2, 2010   Foreign Policy Magazine
Do urban areas have the monopoly on livability? Transportation 4 America says no, and presents 12 case studies to prove it.
Sep 2, 2010   T4America
Singapore, one of the world's most livable cities, is facing a population boom that some say will give the city a crowded and unpleasant future. Recent weather-related destruction highlight some of its growing pains.
Sep 1, 2010   Yahoo
Work has begun on a long-sought rail line linking downtown Denver to the city's international airport.
Aug 31, 2010   USA Today
Six finalists have been chosen in a bid to redesign Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof Airport. The airport is currently open as a park, but the city wants a more formal redesign.
Aug 31, 2010   Der Spiegel
A controversial new skyscraper seen as a challenge to the historical skyline dominance of the Empire State Building has been approved in New York City.
Aug 30, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
Patrick L. Phillips, CEO of the Urban Land Institute, reflects on the state of rebuilding efforts in New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He sees an impressive level of planning, momentum and cooperation among stakeholders. Exclusive
Aug 30, 2010  By Patrick L. Phillips
Architect Roger K. Lewis writes in The Washington Post that it is nearly impossible for a family with school-age children to find a suitable apartment in the city, even if that is the way they'd prefer to live.
Aug 30, 2010   The Washington Post
Citing three examples of growing pains in Metro Atlanta, this piece wonders whether the region is incapable of efficiently growing any further.
Aug 30, 2010   The Economist
In Portland, patterns of urban use are emerging that are similar to the European-style neighborhood bar as a community gathering place.
Aug 30, 2010   EnzymePDX.com