Urban Development

Updating the initial "Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty" Brookings report, Elizabeth Kneebone shows where concentrations of poverty have taken root during the Great Recession and subsequently slow recovery period.
10 hours ago   Brookings Institution
Jane Jacobs is probably the most well-regarded writer on urban issues in American history. But, as economist Edward L. Glaeser argues, her stance on urban density is a little bit off-target.
May 5, 2010   The New York Times
The city of Dublin, Ohio, is trying to un-eminent domain some land it acquired from a local landowner. The project it had seized the land for has since fallen apart, and the city now wants its $5 million payoff back.
May 5, 2010   The Columbus Dispatch
There are nearly 300 form-based codes either enacted or in development across North America. <em>New Urban News</em> takes a look at the rising trend.
May 5, 2010   New Urban News
Citizens in Tysons Corner worry that plans to densify the city don't offer enough incentives to developers to come to town.
May 5, 2010   Great Falls Connection
<em>Toronto Star</em> architecture critic Christopher Hume writes that a recent controversy in the city over a proposed waterfront sports complex highlights why Toronto will never be a great city.
May 4, 2010   The Toronto Star
Geoff Manaugh of BLDBLOG proposes that the future of building could include a permanently-installed 3D printer, constantly churning out new rooms.
May 3, 2010   BLDBLOG
Opinion
May 3, 2010   By Samuel Staley
The Shanghai 2010 World Expo opened this weekend, with an inspiring theme for urban planners: "Better City – Better Life". So what inspirational message about the future of cities did the United States bring to this world stage? Robert Jacobson reports on the tragedy of errors that birthed the lackluster U.S. Pavilion. Exclusive
May 3, 2010  By Robert Jacobson
Developers in Egypt are looking to bring mixed-use developments to Cairo's sprawling suburbs.
May 2, 2010   Zawya
Tax breaks and incentives helped spur a rash of development in Portland's South Waterfront district. But the development has struggled to lure residents.
May 1, 2010   The Portland Mercury