Urban Development

Recently elected Mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia, 37 years old, outlines his priorities: education, climate change, and economic development.
22 hours ago   The Planning Report
The factors that make homes attractive to buyers have changed considerably since the market crash, says Builder Magazine, which features three homes that exemplify the new realities of the market.
Oct 14, 2010   Builder Magazine
This 6-minute video looks at how New York City streets have changed after a mere three years of planning. Pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, and bus rapid transit are the major projects highlighted, and the improvements to economy, health, and happiness
Oct 13, 2010   Grist
Boise, Idaho attempts to find common ground between its vision for the future and the need for economic development.
Oct 13, 2010   The Idaho Statesman
Arizona's long-standing open range laws allow cattle to roam freely, but the state is now reconsidering the laws as residents of the West's suburban subdivisions are growing more frustrated by encounters with roaming cattle.
Oct 12, 2010   New York Times
As London redevelops its troubled East End ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, organizers are warning against the post-event developments turning into ghettos of the middle class.
Oct 12, 2010   Building Design
New Jersey wants billions in federal money for its ARC project, but NJ Transit's commuter rail service is too often just a subsidy to the rich and an excuse not to develop North Jersey, says Stephen Smith.
Oct 11, 2010   Market Urbanism
Richard Florida argues that edge cities ravaged by the recession should take cues from urban development patterns to spur growth.
Oct 11, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
In the face of a recent report showing that sprawl was rapidly eating up developable land in New Jersey, developers have begun to ditch the McMansion in favor of taller and more dense projects.
Oct 11, 2010   The New York Times
CNN's Richard Quest takes an incredulous look at the changes brewing in Los Angeles as downtown revitalizes and the city densifies.
Oct 10, 2010   CNN
Josh Leon reports on his time "around two instructive pieces of vertical architecture that could presumably be competitors in a transoceanic race between the US and China for economic hegemony."
Oct 10, 2010   Next American City