District of Columbia

A recent security breach at the White House is prompting calls from the Secret Service for more security measures in the vicinity of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. According to a recent editorial, such measures would go to far in restricting access.
Yesterday   The Washington Post
Unlike the message of an annoying commercial, bigger may not be better in the real estate market. Residential developers in Washington D.C. have found that millennials like small studios, or micro-units, provided the spaces are well designed.
Jul 23, 2014   The Washington Post
Observation of a handful of transit platform sign styles from around the world on their clarity and usefulness.
Jul 20, 2014   The Atlantic City Lab
Lacandon Jungle in Mexico is under pressure as tribes, the Mexican government, and preservationists fight between development versus conservation.
Jul 19, 2014   The Washington Post
With the neighborhoods north of Pennsylvania Avenue booming, there are still stretches of "America's Main Street" that have escaped the revitalization.
Jul 18, 2014   The Washington Post
A pair of articles explores the implications of data released in May by the U.S. Census about the increasing use of bikes among commuters. The articles, however, don't agree about the implications of the data for low income and minority citizens.
Jul 18, 2014   Vox
"A DC Council committee voted…to require developers to include affordable housing any time they buy land from the city for residential development," reports Jenny Reed.
Jul 15, 2014   DC Fiscal Policy Institute
None of the original team that began working on Washington D.C.'s zoning code update are still working on the project. Much has changed in the six years that have expired.
Jun 28, 2014   Greater Greater Washington
In January, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray claimed that the district's new streetcar would open in February. Still not open, the D.C. City Council this week slashed future streetcar spending.
Jun 27, 2014   Market Urbanism
Washington D.C. is experiencing a "rush" on new construction of renovated townhouses or "pop-ups," which many say do not fit the character of the neighborhoods where they tend to proliferate.
Jun 23, 2014   Washington Post
Following a trend that has been more common in shrinking cities, Washington D.C. is considering a bill that would convert district-owned lots into urban farms.
Jun 17, 2014   DCist