Urban Development

Attempts to make over the conventional sidewalk shed are pretty but costly. Will Hadid's High Line canopy catch on?
18 hours ago   The New York Times
Using a federal grant, New York City is studying the effects of a highway teardown not just on transportation but on housing, jobs, park access and quality of life.
Jul 22, 2011   Streetsblog
Companies are moving back to the city in response to a new generation of workers who prefer the urban environment over suburban office parks.
Jul 22, 2011   CNN Money
Based on estimated returns on investment in single-family home rental properties of 316 markets, Las Vegas is your best bet to invest on rental properties. Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale - all in Florida - also made the list.
Jul 22, 2011   CNN Money
Patrick Kennedy stresses the importance of quality over quantity in residential housing by comparing houses in McKinney, North Texas, with those on Swiss Avenue near Downtown Dallas.
Jul 22, 2011   D Magazine
Walmart easily received approval for four new big box stores in Washington, D.C. With so much opposition elsewhere, why the open arms in the Beltway?
Jul 22, 2011   New Urban Network
In a post at <em>Project for Public Spaces</em> a politician from Spokane, WA is quoted as saying the way municipal governments could spur job growth is by building public spaces where people want to live, work, shop and invest.
Jul 21, 2011   Project For Public Spaces
Each year <em>Walk Score</em> ranks the top cities for walking, according to its own walk score methodology. In 2011, NYC placed #1. See the rest of the top 10!
Jul 21, 2011   Walk Score
Observer music writers Pete Freeman and Daniel Hopkins debate the affects of suburban sprawl on the local music scene.
Jul 21, 2011   Dallas Observer
A new public park in downtown Phoenix is both a venue for artists and performers and a public space that calls to mind a small neighborhood park, according to this piece from <em>Next American City</em>.
Jul 21, 2011   Next American City
Though much of its urban form requires a car to traverse, a few new projects in Miami are shifting the city away from its past of parking lot sprawl.
Jul 21, 2011   Wallpaper