Urban Development

Mark Byrnes breaks down the math on this year's Super Bowl and finds the host city of Glendale, Arizona getting shortchanged.
3 hours ago   CityLab
When an Apple Store wanted to move into the Georgetown neighborhood in D.C., the Design Review Board pushed for a more fitting facade. After a backlash from residents eager for an Apple, the trademark building went in. Is Georgetown better off?
Nov 28, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
This slideshow from <em>Design Observer</em> takes a look at New Deal-era utopian cities as they exist today.
Nov 25, 2010   Design Observer
In this episode of <em>Next American City</em>'s podcast, the Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz discusses the future of federal policy as the country's political makeup changes after the mid-term elections.
Nov 25, 2010   Next American City
<em>NRDC</em>'s Kaid Benfield offers a photographic look at the 10 most walkable cities in the world, as chosen by Frommer's.
Nov 25, 2010   NRDC Switchboard
Walmart, famous for not budging on their store designs, may be ready to build an urban alternative with a handful of stores proposed for the D.C. area. Greater Greater Washington gets the scoop on the plans.
Nov 24, 2010   New Urban News Network
Flush with federal grants, a new transit plaza and park is set to pop up in Philadelphia.
Nov 24, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
Officials in Los Angeles are trying to streamline the process of getting projects permitted and approved -- an effort that could rapidly increase the amount of time it takes to develop in the city.
Nov 23, 2010   LA Downtown News
Planetizen is pleased to release its ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2010. This year's selection includes some big names, some big ideas -- and a book called "Toilet." Exclusive
Nov 22, 2010  By Abhijeet Chavan
While builders still see social media as "consuming to sustain and difficult to track", they are experimenting more and more with unconventional ways to connect with potential buyers over the Internet.
Nov 22, 2010   Builder Magazine
Details are now just emerging about a proposal from NYC Mayor Bloomberg to further extend the IRT #7 line from the West Side station by a planned, massive new development, Hudson Yards. Cheaper than a commuter rail tunnel, it would serve NJ Transit.
Nov 22, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region