Urban Development

Once a developer provokes the ire of the community surrounding a proposed development and the word NIMBY gets bandied about, chances for a mutually beneficial solution are slim to none. Not so with the One Riverside project in Philadelphia.
6 hours ago   Philadelphia Inquirer
Two seven-story buildings, proposed for the former site of Holy Cross School in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, have created heated controversy in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. In question is the character of the city’s riverfront neighborhoods.
Apr 3, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
WXY Architecture + Urban Design is neither an architecture studio nor an urban planning practice. Like an increasing number of firms, it’s both. The trend toward interdisciplinary design has both practical and philosophical roots. Opinion
Apr 3, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
The administrative change to follow recent successful FHA standards, according to CNU president John Norquist.
Apr 2, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Smart Growth America has released the "Measuring Sprawl 2014" report, which updates the 2002 report "Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact."
Apr 2, 2014   Smart Growth America
The proposed elevated park across the Anacostia would be a first for D.C. The group backing it has launched a national design competition to design a bridge that fosters economic development, promotes community health, and cleans the river.
Apr 2, 2014   Elevation DC
Kaid Benfield has a new book out, which Scott Doyon found positively uplifting. In ways beyond what you might be thinking.
Apr 2, 2014   PlaceShakers
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