Urban Development

Belt Magazine is publishing the second edition of its "Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology" next month. The edition's new introduction sums up will the complicated issue of Cleveland's renaissance.
16 hours ago   Belt Magazine
What can you do with an old crane factory? Turn it into a fish farm, and a hydroponic produce operation.
May 17, 2010   Wall Street Journal
A piece in The Atlantic argues that telecommuting trends could have significant impacts on the built environment.
May 17, 2010   The Atlantic
When we think of sprawl, we usually picture suburban life. But inner cities also took on the character of sprawl when freeways came in and were buildings torn down, say Christopher T. McCahill and Norman Garrick. Exclusive
May 17, 2010  By Norman Garrick
Bridge construction in New York City threatens to shut down an infamous and informal skatepark.
May 16, 2010   The New York Times
264 luxury residential developments are vacant in New York City, according to a new report. Could they be a temporary solution to a serious homeless problem?
May 15, 2010   City Limits
Former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery is heading up an ambitious project to transform a mediocre public space into a Granville Market for Silicon Valley.
May 14, 2010   Metroactive
With its planning department reporting to a deputy manager several steps removed from the mayor's office, Toronto's planning system is "just insane", writes Christopher Hume.
May 13, 2010   Toronto Star
San Antonio, Texas, is partnering with business and nonprofit groups on a project aimed at curbing homelessness.
May 13, 2010   San Antonio Express-News
Iain Mills reports on the competing storylines describing China's transformation. Is China wantonly destroying historic buildings and displacing people, or constructing a future, harmonious society?
May 13, 2010   Asia Times Online
Paris plans to eventually phase out automobiles in the city center in order to create a pedestrian friendly riverbank.
May 12, 2010   Time