Urban Development

The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.
10 hours ago   Better! Cities & Towns
A new plan being pursued by the City of San Francisco would allow developers with projects stalled by the economic recession hold on to their development rights as long as they make some beneficial use of the vacant land until construction starts.
Jan 27, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle
A new 8-acre park has opened on the waterfront of downtown Tampa, Florida, the first of three downtown projects opening downtown this year.
Jan 27, 2010   St. Petersburg Times
Every day since the earthquake that shattered Haiti earlier this month, a group of 50 planners, architects and developers have met to brainstorm and strategize the rebuilding of their country.
Jan 27, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Dubbed "micro-lofts", these tiny units are going up in an historic building in Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 26, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
A group of investors bought New York City's Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in 2006 at the height of the market for $5.4 billion. The speculative deal is now underwater and the investors have decided to walk away from their loans.
Jan 26, 2010   The Wall St. Journal
An underground trolley station in Washington D.C. that later had a turn as a short-lived underground food court is being eyed by local artists as a possible site for a new underground cultural center and art space.
Jan 26, 2010   The Washington Post
The city of Baghdad is looking to revitalize its Sadr City slum through a $10 billion, 10-year redevelopment plan.
Jan 26, 2010   Reuters
Human-scaled, creative development isn't getting built because most of the money in real estate comes from institutional investors that prefer predictable, large scale projects like subdivisions and strip malls, says Neil Takemoto of CoolTown Beta Communities. Exclusive
Jan 25, 2010  By Tim Halbur
The standard apartment building puts the public spaces (hallways) on the inside. Vancouver's new False Creek development "extroverts the circulation spaces," says Erick Villagomez.
Jan 25, 2010   re:place Magazine
Dan Zack, downtown development coordinator for Redwood City, CA, gave a 50-minute presentation on Delightful Density to a Palo Alto audience on Nov. 5. This 12-minute excerpt is composed of 17 buildings - get out your pencils and guess their density.
Jan 24, 2010   YouTube