Urban Development

Located between San Francisco and the East Bay, with harrowing on- and off-ramps for ingress and egress to the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island will soon add 8,000 homes, 500 hotel rooms, and 550,000 square feet of offices.
15 hours ago   SFGate
In his commentary, Rob Steuteville questions whether we should work toward sustaining what we have, or building a more resilient future.
Apr 12, 2010   New Urban News
A few weeks ago, Randall O'Toole  (a leading anti-anti-sprawl commentator) and Matthew Yglesias (a Washington-based pundit who primarily writes about politics, but occasionally veers off into planning issues) had an interesting discussion about the extent to which sprawl is a result of Opinion
Apr 11, 2010   By Michael Lewyn
<em>Worldchanging</em>'s Alex Steffen reflects on the increasing impact of Internet-enabled information sharing at the community level, and suggests that it's helping to make neighborhoods more walkable.
Apr 11, 2010   WorldChanging
For some reason, chocolate barons had a thing for building model company towns for their workers. Nicola Twilley looks at Bournville, Hershey and New Earswick, all built on chocolate and possible models for today's 'eat local' movement.
Apr 10, 2010   Edible Geography
Urban redevelopment has experienced significant growth over the past five years, while residential permits are on the wane.
Apr 10, 2010   Builder Magazine
This cover piece from <em>Next American City</em> profiles Bruce Katz, founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, who the magazine calls the "oracle of urban policy".
Apr 9, 2010   Next American City
Plans for rebuilding Haiti have a strikingly New Urbanist tinge. But some say Haiti's economic situation isn't ready for a New Urbanist approach.
Apr 8, 2010   Fast Company
A new study in the San Francisco Bay Area says no, that had there been no controls in place there would be only 6.5% more housing built over the past 50 years.
Apr 7, 2010   The San Francisco Chronicle
A panel of experts at a ULI Los Angeles came together to talk best practices for transit-oriented development. Their recommendations include better security, improved connectivity, and yes, more parking.
Apr 6, 2010   The Ground Floor (ULI)
The recent World Urban Forum in Brazil attracted media from around the world, but surprisingly few from the U.S. But as Neal Peirce writes, that doesn't mean the U.S. government wasn't involved.
Apr 6, 2010   Citiwire