Urban Development

October 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The BlightSTAT system has helped New Orleans track and improve blighted conditions around the city.
Data-Smart City Solutions
October 21, 2016, 6am PDT
Pro-development advocates have a new study to back up their cause.
The Wall Street Journal
October 21, 2016, 5am PDT
"American households will no longer aspire to own two cars in every garage, but instead will have mobility apps on every phone, to hail self-driving vehicles that they will share rather than own." Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University
EBN
October 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to begin the processing of updating the 20-year-old Los Angeles River Master Plan.
Curbed LA
October 20, 2016, 6am PDT
The Mapping Inequality website documents how the liberal ideals of the New Deal devolved into discrimination and inequality.
National Geographic
October 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
The kind of air rights deal only possible in New York City will offer benefits for both parties and, hopefully, the public.
Crain's New York Business
October 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Struggling with zoning that thwarts the construction of new hamlets, villages, towns, and cities? Susan Henderson has a bit of place type inspiration from across the pond.
PlaceShakers
October 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
"Seattle’s multi-year process to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan has come to its conclusion finding unanimous consent and approval from the City Council," reports Stephen Fesler.
The Urbanist
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
October 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Glenner Town Square development in Chula Vista, California will be one of the first "immersive facilities" in the United States, designed to trigger memories for Alzheimer's patients.
CityLab
October 17, 2016, 6am PDT
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is also a committed climate change activist. His documentary on the topic airs Oct. 30 on the National Geographic channel. At the U.N., he asked leaders to take bold action. Yet, as an Angeleno, he opposes increased density.
Curbed LA
October 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The city of Pittsburgh launched a Buildingeye website to provide new access to the development and approval process in the city.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Heretofore preservationists in the City of Brotherly Love have been focused on finding new uses for vacant, historic buildings, but the city's economic resurgence now threatens five, occupied low-rise buildings city's in vibrant Jewelers Row.
The New York Times - Real Estate
October 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The city of Pittsburgh could adopt a new set of standards for measuring development projects to focus on people, planet, place, and performance.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institution's Global Cities Initiative recently released a report proposing a new definition for global cities, which is actually seven definitions.
Brookings
October 12, 2016, 10am PDT
The American Institute of Architects gave a reality check regarding its ambitious and aggressive carbon reductions targets.
Architect
October 12, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the few mentions of cities during the second presidential debate came when Donald Trump described the states of "inner cities" in the country. The explanation didn't sit well with some experts.
The New York Times
Blog post
October 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
Some commentators on urban containment treat the issue as all-or-nothing: either strict limits on suburban development are good public policy everywhere, or they are good public policy nowhere. Perhaps a more nuanced view is appropriate.
Michael Lewyn
October 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans for the development of a new, unnamed capital city just east of Cairo has received the financial backing of Chinese investors.
CNN
October 11, 2016, 11am PDT
It hasn't always been like this, but in recent years, Vancouver has attracted international talent to design some of its splashiest new projects.
Business Vancouver