Urban Development

Famous for its focus on dense, infill development and quickly ascending skyline, the Toronto housing market is still plagued by rising housing costs at the single-family detached homes end of the spectrum.
14 hours ago   The Toronto Star
If jobs, services, and other urban amenities are concentrated downtown, suburbanites can use transit to get there quickly without a car. Job sprawl makes transit useless outside central districts.
Oct 16, 2015   City Observatory
Experts say it's only a matter of time until suburbs enter a new era of energy efficiency that redefines the landscape of residential living.
Oct 15, 2015   Yale Environment 360
A new book from the Manhattan Institute, available for free download, argues that cities will have to full embrace experimentation and evaluation to be true laboratories of innovation.
Oct 15, 2015   Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Analysis shows that Atlanta is building a lot of new rental units, but most are priced at luxury levels, while the city's supply of low cost rental units are shrinking in the neighborhoods they're needed most.
Oct 15, 2015   Creative Loafing
Some residents of East New York argue that mandatory inclusionary zoning and other changes proposed for the neighborhood will only help displace low-income residents.
Oct 15, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
San Francisco has long been the envy of other cities. But in recent years, as real estate prices have skyrocketed and the city's soul seems on the wane, many cities have begun looking at San Francisco as an example of what not to do.
Oct 14, 2015   The New York Times
The Healthy Rowhouse Project seeks to improve the health of Philadelphians and preserve critical affordable housing by using innovative strategies to improve housing conditions in thousands of rowhouses each year.
Oct 14, 2015   The Citizen
Most cities around the world can be broken down into 27 typical patterns of development, according to the work of a researcher at UC Davis.
Oct 14, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
New leadership at Los Angeles County's Metro says its planning efforts should consider much more than transit routes and service—including the potential for gentrification in the neighborhoods where it's investing.
Oct 14, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Sacramento's parking revenues will pay for the city's share of the arena construction loan.
Oct 13, 2015   Sacramento Bee