Urban Development

The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.
11 hours ago   Better! Cities & Towns
There's a monorail on the Las Vegas Strip. Well, kinda. It's actually behind the casinos and hotels that line the famous strip. This piece from <em>Metropolis</em> explains how it got there and why it's not so good.
Dec 20, 2009   Metropolis
The City of San Francisco has secured a deal with the U.S. Navy to purchase Treasure Island, a man-made island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The city has broad plans to redevelop the site.
Dec 19, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
In an interview with Builder Magazine, Andrés Duany says that citizen participation in one of the biggest roadblocks to smart growth, because people don't understand the benefits yet.
Dec 18, 2009   Builder Magazine
Dam and development projects are in the works along the Mekong River, which runs through six Asian countries. Some say the river and the economies that rely on it are being threatened.
Dec 18, 2009   The New York Times
As climate talks start and stop in Copenhagen, Anthony Flint argues for local action by affecting the built environment. He calls for more infill redevelopment, saying "we need more city".
Dec 18, 2009   The Boston Globe
The former site of the Mustang Ranch turns out to be an important piece of a floodplain restoration project in Nevada, and was inadvertently preserved because of the presence of the famous brothel.
Dec 17, 2009   The New York Times
Architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of part of the new Las Vegas megaproject CityCenter, says now is the right time to be building big and bold projects.
Dec 17, 2009   Der Spiegel
Barry Johnson of The Oregonian looks back at Portland's urban renewal program, what was lost in the demolition of neighborhoods and what was gained.
Dec 17, 2009   The Oregonian
The U.S. needs a new model for denser living, says John Stillich of the Sustainable Urban Development Association. 'Newburg' is SUDA's proposed solution to the problem. Exclusive
Dec 17, 2009  By Tim Halbur
The Chinese government has announced their intention to increase the stock of affordable housing and tax homes sold within five years or less of purchase.
Dec 15, 2009   Bloomberg.com