Urban Development

The first step in the transformation of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a proposed renovation of Rash Field. But one commentator sees the subterranean parking garage included in conceptual plans as more of the same car-domination.
8 hours ago   Greater Greater Washington
Once upon a time, tech start-ups located almost exclusively in the suburbs. New data reveals the extent to which this pattern has been reversed.
Apr 2, 2014   Atlantic Cities
Governing presents a special series examining the “Rural/Urban Divide” in the United States.
Mar 31, 2014   Governing
Nathanael Johnson reports on what makes healthy grocery stores succeed in food deserts.
Mar 29, 2014   Grist
A new paper in the Regional Science and Urban Economics journal presents a lukewarm review of the Minneapolis Blue Line’s impact on development through 2010—doing little to buoy the market during the Great Recession.
Mar 28, 2014   Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Author and blogger David Prowler takes a lighthearted and pictorial look at what the layout of a town's streets unveils about a city's history and aspirations.
Mar 27, 2014   Los Angeles UrbDeZine
Where are the most dangerous—and least populated—places to live in America? Surprisingly, none are on the west coast.
Mar 26, 2014   Movoto Blog
A recent article describes the context of urbanization around the country before examining the implications of the trend for the decisions made by bankers—i.e., where and how to invest—especially given the realities of the post-recession economy.
Mar 25, 2014   American Banker
China recently announced ambitious plans to move 100 million former farmers to urban environments—enough to bring the country's urban population to 60 percent of its total.
Mar 25, 2014   New York Times
In 2013, the city of Columbus left $8.3 million in property taxes on the table as part of a tax break intended to increase the number of people living downtown. How did it respond? By extending the tax break.
Mar 24, 2014   The Columbus Dispatch
Despite its mostly sprawling conditions, San Jose has recently prioritized walkable, dense urban environments. But should the city focus its development downtown or build a connected network of urban neighborhoods?
Mar 24, 2014   Silicon Valley Business Journal