Urban Development

December 14, 2016, 8am PST
A Houston Chronicle journalist travels a surmising distance from downtown to survey the city's co-working spaces.
Houston Chronicle
December 14, 2016, 5am PST
With some 20,000 vacant lots located around the city, Chicago is expanding the Large Lots Program that allows property owners to buy nearby lots for $1.
Chicago Tribune
December 13, 2016, 12pm PST
Though the HUD choice seems an odd, unqualified one, we should be looking beyond HUD however: Here's why Mnuchin at Treasury is even more worrisome.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 13, 2016, 8am PST
Technical assistance is coming to five U.S. cities thanks to the National Public Transportation/Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance Initiative.
Smart Growth America
December 12, 2016, 9am PST
In the period since 9/11, Lower Manhattan has undergone a residential boom. With daytime professionals and tourists also in the mix, the strain is showing.
The New York Times
December 12, 2016, 8am PST
A motion in City Council would open the door to new protections for gentrifying areas.
Atlanta Daily World
December 11, 2016, 9am PST
In the ongoing and contentious debate about whether market-rate development is a cure or a disease, another writer comes down on the side of more supply, no matter the cost.
Bloomberg
December 10, 2016, 11am PST
What does Vancouver’s housing market implosion mean for the Seattle area?
Crosscut
December 10, 2016, 5am PST
Facebook has decided that being a good neighbor means donating funding toward affordable housing.
The Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Sometimes you have to stop and laugh about the big problem with no immediate nor obvious solution. You might even learn something while doing it.
The Guardian
December 9, 2016, 9am PST
Several years ago, officials in Long Beach, California, found themselves in a pickle. They had an aging city hall in need of seismic retrofits (price tag: $194 million). Fast-forward to last July, when ground was broken on a $520 million project.
Doggerel
December 9, 2016, 7am PST
The U.S. remains largely a suburban nation, though central cities are experiencing a great comeback after years of population loss. But what exactly is a suburb? A new report from the Urban Land Institute provides answers by providing subcategories.
Urban Land Institute
December 9, 2016, 5am PST
The Google Timelapse feature has been updated. The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
The Verge
December 8, 2016, 5am PST
Asia's fast-growing cities are having disastrous impacts on both environment and civilization. A Singapore-based firm is trying to create news ways of building before it's too late.
n+1
December 7, 2016, 10am PST
In what could be a first, but potential not a last, the power of the California Environmental Quality Act was invoked in San Francisco with regard to concerns about gentrification.
San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
December 7, 2016, 7am PST
Sam Hall Kaplan reviews "Eyes on Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs" and offers insight gained from personal experience with the "Saint of City Planning."
Sam Hall Kaplan
December 7, 2016, 5am PST
The winners of the 2016 Architecture at Zero competition took a case study located in the fog-locked city of San Francisco and delivered a net-zero site plan for a mixed-use academic facility.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 6, 2016, 2pm PST
Dozens of Portland trailer parks closed in the real estate bubble of the early 2000s, but in 2016, a group of tenants, the Housing Bureau, and an anti-displacement coalition worked to save one of the city's last places for very low-income renters.
OPB
December 6, 2016, 11am PST
Lax code enforcement is one of the concerns being raised by the devastating fire that occurred during a rave-style party, Artists had taken up residence in the building, which was not permitted for either general assembly events or residences.
Los Angeles Times
December 6, 2016, 5am PST
As autonomous vehicles prepare to disrupt transportation systems, Ford Motors President & CEO Mark Fields, L.A Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and rideshare company Chariot co-founder Ali Vahabzadeh opine on tomorrow's mobility ecosystem.
The Planning Report