Urban Development

May 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Samantha Bee has seen the misogynistic conduct of NBA fans in Seattle after the City Council decided not approve a plan to build a new NBA arena in the city's SoDo neighborhood.
Crosscut
Blog post
May 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has published a flagship report intended to inform preparation of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III meetings in Quito in October.
Bruce Stiftel
May 19, 2016, 9am PDT
It might not come as a surprise, but the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new single-family homes are the Sun Belt cities permitting fewer new homes.
The Urban Edge
May 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
A large development in San Francisco would limit parking spaces by paying for its tenants to go car free. Uber is paying part of the bill.
The Verge
May 18, 2016, 10am PDT
Rebuilding after a major disaster offers a unique opportunity for a community to step back and ask how it wants to build.
Treehugger
May 18, 2016, 8am PDT
Rather than devoting more funds for affordable housing, California Governor Jerry Brown is supporting streamlined regulations, mandated by the state and enacted at the local level .
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2016, 6am PDT
For governments and institutions, creative placemaking means knowing when to let go. Scott Doyon explains.
PlaceShakers
May 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
It's not a popular viewpoint, but what if suburbs end up being more critical to a sustainable and efficient future than dense urban areas?
Smithsonian Magazine
May 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Some experts think the language used to describe a redevelopment project in Detroit might be overly ambitious.
Detroit Free Press
May 16, 2016, 7am PDT
For decades, New York City's boom times lay deep in the past. Now that the city's growing again, Aaron Renn says New York may need to take cues from the Sun Belt, of all places.
Urbanophile
May 16, 2016, 6am PDT
London's new Mayor Sadiq Khan joins a growing list of mayors who have become ardent advocates for their city's nightclubs.
Thump
May 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Chicago's looking for a new tourist attraction, and the sky gondola has made the short list. Private investors have proposed to construct a sky gondola as a tourist attraction crossing over the Chicago River, but will the plan fly?
CityLab
May 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
While the cultural authenticity and geographic footprint of Chinatowns around the United States shrink, Chicago's is growing. What can other cities learn from Chicago's model?
Chicago Tribune
May 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
San Diego's downtown has long lacked a central public square the likes of San Francisco's Union Square or Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. It got one last week and it may have a familiar feel to Portlanders. And how "public" is it?
UrbDeZine
May 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Miami 21 overhauled an 80-year old zoning code and replaced it with a New Urbanist-style form-based code that many credit as being the key to changing development in the city.
Governing
May 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times finds Walmart stores treating local police forces like their own personal security forces.
Tampa Bay Times
May 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf grew up in a small town, but he has since adopted cities among his political causes. In recent remarks, he detailed his opinions about how public policy shortchanges cities—in Pennsylvania and the country.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
In June, San Francisco voters will consider a ballot initiative that will raise the affordable housing requirement of the city's inclusionary zoning from 12 to 25 percent. Even housing advocates are concerned Proposition C might go too far.
CityLab
May 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
A press release and fact sheet about the accomplishments of the Obama Administration's "Better Building Initiative" includes three new national programs designed to improve the efficiency and resilience of the built environment.
The White House
May 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
With so many people writing "Dear John" letters to Vancouver, in addition to high-demand cities around the world, one group of planners and urban designers responds with a love letter.
Modus