Urban Development

St. Petersburg is one of those lucky few cities granted the benefits of a downtown waterfront setting in a warm climate. But what will that waterfront look like in the future?
15 hours ago   Tampa Bay Times
Columnist Roger K. Lewis says Washington D.C. has a lot to learn from New York City in terms of reusing old and outdated infrastructure.
May 27, 2010   The Washington Post
Officials in the Saudi capital of Riyadh are planning to build a central rail hub with an annual passenger capacity of more than 800,000. The station is expected to be complete by 2013.
May 27, 2010   Building
A proposed hotel, apartment and retail complex right across from Chicago's Wrigley Field has many in the city up in arms about what they fear will be just another shopping mall ruining the area's urban feel. But those fears are unfounded.
May 26, 2010   Chicago Tribune
Finding financing is one of the biggest challenges for transit-oriented development. How did Portland convince its lenders to get on board?
May 25, 2010   Streetsblog
Architects in San Francisco say that the Planning Department has gotten increasingly involved in design decisions over the past two years, favoring traditional projects over contemporary designs.
May 24, 2010   Curbed SF
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
May 24, 2010   The Source: Transportation News and Views
Houston is often the butt of many urban planners' jokes. With no formal zoning, wide roads and huge houses, it's often what urban planners are trying to move American cities away from. Joel Kotkin argues Houston is a model city for the U.S.
May 21, 2010   Forbes
Navi Mumbai was a planned community built in the 1960s to reduce congestion in the city. The design catered only to the rich, with a golf course and upscale residential development. With a mandate to get more diverse, Navi Mumbai is at a loss.
May 21, 2010   TheCityFix Mumbai
The Amway Arena in Orlando is being torn down and rebuilt, but meanwhile another developer is proposing a "creative village" for 68 acres nearby, with housing, education, gaming, retail, office space, and a "signature central park."
May 21, 2010   Orlando Sentinel
Another city, South Florida's Delray Beach, wrestles with whether chickens can co-exist with urban residents.
May 21, 2010   South Florida Sun-Sentinel