November 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
After receiving a large grant to study poverty and income inequality, the Hutchins Center of African and African-American Studies finds itself having to justify the need to study the problems, rather than spending that money on programs or services.
November 1, 2016, 8am PDT
As leader of Arup’s global Foresight + Research + Innovation team, Chris Luebkeman spends much of his time thinking about how to build tomorrow’s cities today. Writer Peter Moskowitz spoke with him about aging and climate change.
October 29, 2016, 9am PDT
The product of a four-year community effort, Millvale's Ecodistrict Plan integrates placemaking and sustainability priorities for a town striving to make its Ecodistrict status part of its identity and culture, not just its infrastructure.
October 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
It's clear that New Jersey’s economic development planners didn't spend much time thinking about opportunity costs when they approved $1.1 billion in tax incentives under the Grow NJ program.
October 28, 2016, 8am PDT
The Chicago Central Area Committee has thrown its hand into the ring for the "100&Change" grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
October 26, 2016, 10am PDT
The phrase "everything on the street" captures UN-Habitat head Joan Clos's approach to urbanization. In the wake of Habitat III, who is the man behind the conference's "New Urban Agenda"?
October 26, 2016, 6am PDT
If even a sliver of a 78-million-strong set of consumers seems willing to hand over cash for something, businesses organize themselves to deliver, whether we’re talking hula hoops or downtown apartments.
October 26, 2016, 5am PDT
While narratives about gentrification and segregation dominate the headlines, one study found evidence of increased integration around the United States.
October 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Call it the re-education, the evolution, or the contrition of Richard Florida, but the "rock-star urbanist" has realized some unintended consequences of his creative class ethos, and he's ready to share a new vision for cities.
October 24, 2016, 6am PDT
Urban agriculture likely has more social than material impacts. But who does it benefit most?
October 23, 2016, 5am PDT
Though many retirement communities still look just as they have for many decades—defined by cul-de-sacs and golf courses—many seniors are looking for a more urban lifestyle.
October 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
One of the leading skeptics on the economic value of sports and entertainment investments has a caveat: music festivals just might be the ticket.
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.
October 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
With the announcement of a $100 million infusion into a local investment fund, Chicago will become the first city to fund in ways usually reserved for the federal government.
October 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Two economists discuss how specific kinds of deregulation could speed up growth. They emphasize planning issues: local overregulation of development and the high cost of infrastructure, among others.
October 18, 2016, 11am PDT
Reno's blight initiative drew criticism when it removed 68 benches from a park it was renovating.
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.
October 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brookings Institute thinks it has found a way to measure the impact of the expanding 'gig economy'—i.e., freelancing work enabled by online platforms like Airbnb and Uber.