Urban Development

The Washington Post details the concern over the shadows cast by skyscrapers on the city street below. The latest high-profile case study of the ability of skyscrapers to block the sun: New York's Midtown.
15 hours ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
While some cities in Florida have shelled out big money to build baseball stadia for professional teams' spring training, many of those teams are moving their spring programs to other cities, raising concerns about the wisdom of those investments.
Mar 22, 2011   Governing
Two Bay Area planning agencies have jointly released what they call their "Initial Vision Scenario", a first step in implementing the Sustainable Community Strategy required by state law (SB 375, 2008) to reduce climate emissions from transportation.
Mar 22, 2011   Mercury News
A few weeks ago, the Economist Intelligence Unit (the business side of Economist magazine) released its annual global Livable Cities rankings. Blog Post
Mar 21, 2011   By Brent Toderian
An urban renaissance is underway in Oakland, where a population surge and a fleet of trendy shops has revived parts of a formerly crime-ridden city.
Mar 21, 2011   Los Angeles Times
The New School is now offering an undergraduate degree in urban design. <em>Urban Omnibus</em> talks with the program's director about why the program was created and what it intends to accomplish.
Mar 20, 2011   Urban Omnibus
This podcast from <em>The Guardian</em> explores why cities have grown in population and what economic forces are behind this shift.
Mar 20, 2011   Guardian
Tony Hsieh, CEO of shoe retailer Zappos.com, wants to change how people think about Las Vegas and create a more people- (and business-) friendly community downtown.
Mar 19, 2011   Las Vegas Sun
Analyst Vikram Mansharamani thinks China's construction bubble is going to burst, and he says the number of skyscrapers going up in the country is a clear indicator.
Mar 19, 2011   Tech Ticker
It's official, says the EPA: Living in a TOD reduces greenhouse gas emissions more than living in a green, single family home and driving a Prius. The study places major emphasis on local land use decisions in an effort to fight climate change.
Mar 18, 2011   New Urban Network
Planner Sam Gennawey uncovers the inspirations and influences that Walt Disney was pulling from in designing his unbuilt "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow," a real city of 20,000 people that was to go where the EPCOT theme park is today.
Mar 18, 2011   MiceAge