Urban Development

Downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood shares traits with San Francisco's SOMA, circa 1990s. However, there are competing visions for the area: academic and high tech vs. stadium and convention center expansion.
5 hours ago   UrbDeZine
Research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate recommends an emissions reduction program that might pay off big in the long term. Inter-city exchange and transit planning are key strategies.
Nov 10, 2015   Urban Land Magazine
In a field that seems divided between aesthetes and the activists, landscape architects may be closest to reconciling the two trends.
Nov 10, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
The dust is still settling from Kelo v. New London, a 2005 Supreme Court Case allowing for expansive powers of eminent domain. A book released this year chronicles the effects of the landmark court case.
Nov 9, 2015   The Federalist
The Warner Center 2035 Plan was designed to bring growth to Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley. If the opening of a $350-million Westfield Village in September is any indication, it’s succeeding.
Nov 7, 2015   The Planning Report
City planners should be wary of any predictions that downplay the unknowability of the future by projecting present conditions onto it.
Nov 5, 2015   Thriving Cities Blog
As Mexico City continues to add population, issues of sprawl, inequality, and water infrastructure remain challenges in the growing megalopolis.
Nov 5, 2015   Inverse
Many communities that want more transit oriented development are still struggling to build the political will and the financing mechanisms necessary to deliver. Here are four ideas about how to make TOD happen.
Nov 5, 2015   The City Fix
The latest chapter in the ongoing supply vs. demand chronicles takes place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where a community board came down firmly in opposition to new density in their neighborhood.
Nov 4, 2015   DNAInfo
People are looking for ideas in the Bay Area. Across the water from the calcified world of San Francisco, Oakland offers the flexibility and energy to build an equitable and dynamic resource that benefits the entire region.
Nov 4, 2015   SPUR Urbanist
New Jersey is either completely lacking a proper city, or one, big, giant city—depending on who you ask. One researcher believes its unique variety of urban sprawl offers lessons for the shaping of more holistic communities.
Nov 4, 2015   MIT Industrial Liaison Program