Urban Development

Hillsborough County, home to Tampa, has already shifted its "transportation concurrency fees" to encourage compact development and a mix of uses. Nearby Osceola County is following their lead.
7 hours ago   Next City
Houston's housing market is chugging along, although one of the area's key industries is struggling.
Aug 16, 2015   Houston Chronicle
Lafayette provides a case study of the San Francisco Bay Area housing market.
Aug 15, 2015   Contra Costa Times
Cleveland.com provides in-depth analysis of the ongoing challenge to account for and improve the large number of vacant properties in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Aug 15, 2015   Cleveland.com
The Architecture of Segregation: The slums are racially concentrated, on the rise, and spreading to the suburbs.
Aug 13, 2015   CityLab
When an exciting and popular addition to the public realm becomes available, like it did in Chicago earlier this year with The 606 trail, concerns about gentrification and displacement are sure to follow.
Aug 13, 2015   Chicago Tribune
Researchers who studied the appeal of New York City streetscapes find an additionally significant factor on the streets of Salt Lake City: the photo op.
Aug 12, 2015   CityLab
Schools are part of, and even anchor communities. Good planning requires schools as part of "Complete Communities". Until this proposal is adopted, school boards often close schools due to funding or liability. This is a possible step forward.
Aug 12, 2015   The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Among other traits, science-minded planners must seriously reflect on what it is they know about their field, seeking good reasons and solid evidence for why they accept those things, writes Jodie Sackett, a Los Angeles County urban planner.
Aug 11, 2015   UrbDeZine
A suburb of Cincinnati provides evidence of renewed demand for master planned communities.
Aug 10, 2015   Cincinnati Business Courier
"How enlightened planners can be champions for the little guy and save America in the process." An urban planner policy framework for increasing upward social mobility and reducing inequality in cities.
Aug 10, 2015   Center for Opportunity Urbanism