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5 days ago
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
5 days ago
As it rebuilds the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto could use the opportunity to create more real estate for affordable housing.
Globe and Mail
February 12, 2021, 7am PST
A new book spotlights how bird-friendly design makes for healthier and more pleasant cities for all species.
Fast Company
February 2, 2021, 12pm PST
Renderings for the second phase of Amazon's second headquarters in Northern Virginia grabbed a lot of attention today.
The Washington Post
January 28, 2021, 9am PST
Vancouver is considering eliminating a rezoning application, which could save non-profit developers up to two years in the city's approvals process.
Daily Hive
January 21, 2021, 6am PST
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo approved a new plan to revitalize the Champs Élysées ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The Guardian
January 15, 2021, 6am PST
Accessory Dwelling Units continue to gain steam as one approach for increasing affordability, but experts caution that housing affordability requires broader solutions.
The Washington Post
January 11, 2021, 11am PST
One of two architecture critics working at major daily newspapers to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, Blair Kamin announced his retirement last week via Twitter.
Blair Kamin via Twitter
January 10, 2021, 11am PST
Limiting development has been a powerful tool for anti-gentrification activists, but have these policies had counter-productive effects?
The Atlantic
January 4, 2021, 5am PST
The spacious, glass-ceilinged hall brings much-needed breathing room to the nation's busiest train station.
December 30, 2020, 5am PST
The city banned vehicle traffic from the popular street during the pandemic. Now, transportation planners hope to make the change permanent as part of a new plan to prioritize pedestrians and improve transportation in the Entertainment District.
The Next Miami
December 29, 2020, 7am PST
An annual review of the world of architecture and design from design critics at the Dallas Morning News and Curbed.
December 29, 2020, 6am PST
A thematic issue of the peer reviewed journal Urban Planning provides a framework for reassessing New Urbanism.
Urban Planning
December 27, 2020, 11am PST
The network of historic sites honors important events in the nation's history but overlooks places related to women and minorities.
Los Angeles Times
December 22, 2020, 10am PST
New research shows that modern building codes have prevented around $27 billion in damage from natural disasters between 2000 and 2016, yet many cities still operate under decades-old regulations.
Route Fifty
December 16, 2020, 5am PST
Advocates in the design industries have been pushing for years for the American Institute of Architects to take a stance on how prisons are designed.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 7, 2020, 5am PST
New York is still a place of bold architecture.
November 30, 2020, 8am PST
The public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic upended all the normal day-today routines this year. At least there are plenty of great urban planning books to read.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
November 24, 2020, 5am PST
The new skyscraper being built at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan might be forced by an appeals court to remove 20 floors of the mostly complete building.
October 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Many architecture firms are still struggling, but the industry, a bellwether for planning and the larger economy, has recovered a little from the lows of the spring and summer months.