Urban Development

A Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce report offers compelling evidence of the borough's ongoing transformation.
5 hours ago   Crain's New York Business
The next breakthrough in architecture may not come from the likes of Frank Gehry, according to Alex Goldmark, but from a chemist because they are the ones developing new compounds that aren't just stronger, or cleaner, but also smarter.
Nov 23, 2011   This Big City
During WWII, thousands of bicycles were stolen from the Dutch by occupying Germans, leaving them unable to get around. In Britain, however, strict patrol rationing meant bicycle use rose considerably because it was the only way to get around.
Nov 23, 2011   This Big City
McGill University planning students have built a cake replica of the neighborhood surrounding the Vendome Metro station in order to get residents to discuss the impacts of the construction and opening of a nearby "superhospital."
Nov 23, 2011   CBC
New York needs the more of such talent, according to officials. Gina Bellafonte reflects on where the city stands now in terms of its tech talent in light of the city's recent proposal request for a large, elite tech school somewhere in the city.
Nov 23, 2011   The New York Times
Kevin Conger is CEO and one of the founding partners of Conger Moss Guillard (CMG) Landscape Architecture. A recent redevelopment project was labeled as a "climate positive." Conger explains how it meets those standards along with other projects.
Nov 22, 2011   THE DIRT
Hearst Corporation is planning to redevelop the city block that surrounds its San Francisco Chronicle offices at 5th and Mission. The update would include a new mixed use tower containing 1.3 million square feet of commercial space.
Nov 22, 2011   SF Gate
Amy Kazim explore how chaotic urban growth and a political preference for rural government is beginning to hinder the development of India's largest cities.
Nov 22, 2011   The Financial Times
Good planning is attracting young hipsters to cities throughout the world, writes Christopher F. Schuetze.
Nov 22, 2011   International Herald Tribune via New York Times
The retail chains have each announced expansion plans for next year, even as many businesses are closing stores.
Nov 21, 2011   Retail Traffic Magazine
As my last post profiled, Vancouver is creatively working to define the future of our Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts - infrastructure that I've referred to as "the asterix" beside the statement that Vancouver has no freeways within our city. One of several inputs into that process is an open ideas competition called re:CONNECT. Blog Post
Nov 21, 2011   By Brent Toderian