Urban Development

September 27, 2016, 11am PDT
Two weeks ago, after nearly two decades of waiting, Barcelona urban designer Salvador Rueda finally saw the first "Superilla" (Superblock) installed in the city. The superblock faced fierce opposition from unhappy residents and local businesses.
Cities of the Future
September 26, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper released by the White House offers a toolkit of economic evidence and policy recommendations designed to help cities overcome local opposition to development.
Politico
September 26, 2016, 9am PDT
With a two-year Interim Development Control Ordinance set to expire in March 2017, Burbank, California is working on new design guidelines for single-family homes.
The Burbank Leader
September 26, 2016, 7am PDT
The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities.
Curbed
September 26, 2016, 5am PDT
The new development near University of North Carolina Chapel Hill was called the 'Bicycle Apartments.' Students would bike or walk to campus so a parking reduction was granted. The apartments have been rebranded LUX — now a parking shortage exists.
Indy Week
September 25, 2016, 11am PDT
A new report from the California Legislative Analyst's Office demystifies the highly consequential and controversial property tax limit enacted by Proposition 13.
California Legislative Analyst's Office
September 24, 2016, 9am PDT
Recent development controversies in New York City inspired one writer to set some priorities.
The New York Times
September 24, 2016, 5am PDT
More than one city made big planning news this week. You only need two minutes and thirty seconds to find out more.
Planetizen
September 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Denver is going all in for incentive zoning to ensure affordable housing is included among new developments in the neighborhood around the new 38th and Blake transit station.
The Denver Post
September 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Lego-type housing construction has attracted the attention of two separate developers as an efficient means to provide housing for the city's large homeless population but has met objections from labor unions and the Mayor's Office.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
New leadership at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, along with new land use covenants, is paving the way for unprecedented development in the highly trafficked area.
Houston Chronicle
Blog post
September 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post comparing the Athens Charter, written by modernist architects in the 1930s, to traditional urbanism and modern sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
September 21, 2016, 11am PDT
There's still a lot to be excited about for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project in Oregon City. A whitewater park just isn't one of them.
The Oregonian
September 21, 2016, 6am PDT
The Denver City Council approved a hard-fought, $150 million affordable housing fund this week.
The Denver Post
September 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
In the mid-1980s, a tug-of-war over the future of one of Melbourne, Australia's most important streets took place with those wanting full pedestrianization realizing their vision for one brief, shining moment.
Kill Your Darlings
September 19, 2016, 10am PDT
A $40 million development called Spoke is the latest example of a growing development trend in the Atlanta area: transit oriented development.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Portland is considering a new inclusionary zoning policy, but some believe that inclusionary zoning has the opposite of its intended effect.
City Observatory
September 19, 2016, 8am PDT
A blogger offers a critical review of a podcast that examines the humans effects of gentrification in East New York, noting especially the lack of policy discussion's effect on the conversation.
City Block
September 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoning isn’t just a tool of self interest, according to a recent polemic by USC planning professor Lisa Schweitzer.
Lisa Schweitzer