Urban Development

Fairly or unfairly, Des Moines has a solid reputation as one of the nation's least interesting cities. But unbeknownst to the rest of us, this quiet working town might become the Midwest's answer to Austin, Texas.
12 hours ago   Politico
Karen McVeigh reports on 5Pointz in Long Island City, a public mecca for hip hop and graffiti artists, and its uncertain future.
Jan 24, 2012   The Guardian
Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and his team went from designing a new campus to an entirely new collaborative city in downtown Las Vegas for Zappos employees and other emerging members of the creative class.
Jan 23, 2012   CNN Money - Fortune Tech
Ron Nyren examines the various types of projects that will be negatively impacted by California's decision to abandon redevelopment.
Jan 20, 2012   Urban Land
Dave Gardetta highlights the work of Donald Shoup and others whose mission is to eradicate the parking minimum in Los Angeles.
Jan 20, 2012   Los Angeles Magazine
However one's feelings on zoning, New York City's Resolution has changed over the years to positively reinforce good social initiatives over the outright banishment of negative uses, Julie V. Iovine reports.
Jan 20, 2012   The Wall Street Journal
Steven Pearlstein reads the tea leaves to predict the future development patterns in Washington, D.C. and finds that all signs point inwards to the city center and its closer-in suburbs.
Jan 19, 2012   The Washington Post
On Tuesday, China's National Bureau of Statistics announced that China has, for the first time ever, more urban than rural dwellers.
Jan 17, 2012   The Telegraph
The Supreme Court decision to approve the elimination of California's redevelopment agencies late last year set February 1st as the date of dissolution. A new bill in the state senate would slow down the clock.
Jan 17, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Urban Omnibus declares the visionary work of the Speculation Studio at Columbia University an overdue evolution in architectural education.
Jan 16, 2012   Urban Omnibus
Catering to potential office tenants who would want more modern spaces, New York City officials are toying with rezoning a swath of midtown Manhattan, allowing for even more density and the replacement of aging office buildings.
Jan 15, 2012   The Wall Street Journal