Land Use

October 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
About a fifth of a recent round of Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) awards went to projects in Philadelphia, including the Reading Viaduct rail park project.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Sadiq Kahn Mayor of London starts investigation of foreign investment in the city's property, hoping to find solutions to the issue of London's sky high property prices.
The Guardian
October 5, 2016, 8am PDT
On the heels of the Obama Administration's Housing Development Toolkit, Jonathan Coppange examines how federal policy has distorted the housing market.
The Washington Post
October 4, 2016, 2pm PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle's John King continues his ongoing, in-depth coverage of sea-level rise and its potential impacts on local and regional concerns in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoned capacity is often as a statistic to support anti-development arguments. One write endeavors to thoroughly debunk the idea that Seattle has enough zoned capacity to meet its growing demand for housing.
Sightline Institute
October 4, 2016, 11am PDT
The agrihood development trend is gaining traction around the country. Orlando County commissioners approved the latest, large example.
Orlando Business Journal
October 4, 2016, 10am PDT
Recent suggestions from Philadelphia's City Council threaten the city's rebound and could turn swaths of Philadelphia into suburbia, argues Inga Saffron in a recent opinion piece.
The Philadelphia Enquirer
October 4, 2016, 7am PDT
A proposal to expand Facebook's footprint in the city of Menlo park gained key approval from the city's planning commission recently. The full City Council still needs to approve the plan.
San Jose Mercury News
October 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Seattle is considering a proposal to upzone some of the densest parts of the city as part of its Mandatory Housing Affordability program.
The Seattle Times
October 2, 2016, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are finding ways to go on a parking diet, freeing up unused space. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two U.S. leaders, while cities like Paris, Copenhagen, and Zurich pursue even more aggressive measures.
The Guardian
October 1, 2016, 7am PDT
Bay area town Brisbane looks to provide commercial development to cater to San Francisco residents, but resists building housing.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 30, 2016, 2pm PDT
Anthony Morando of New York's Cuddy & Feder LLP offers an opinion that drive-thru uses like fast food stores and pharmacies can co-exist in walkable communities. Examples given of drive-thru stores that have been designed to be contextually sensitive
Modern Cities
September 30, 2016, 5am PDT
Welcome, President Obama, to the NIMBY wars.
Planetizen
September 29, 2016, 8am PDT
Chinese developers are pouring money into high-rise housing projects in Los Angeles. But will these be pieds-a-terre for absent buyers? And how are developers dealing with the American regulatory environment?
Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
In a review of Jonathan F.P. Rose's new book, 'The Well-Tempered City,' Chuck Wolfe enthusiastically endorses Rose's refreshing world view.
The Huffington Post
September 28, 2016, 10am PDT
Developments boom in high risk fire areas, even as fires continue to increase in duration, severity and damage.
The Wall Street Journal
Feature
September 28, 2016, 5am PDT
Advancing the politics of public transportation and public spaces is not easy. Danish architect Jan Gehl and his firm Gehl Architects, however, have a track record of success with cities around the world.
Lily Song
September 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
East Cleveland, a struggling suburb of Cleveland, has ended up in so much fiscal distress that it is considering allowing Cleveland to annex it as a desperation move. We may need to rethink our decades of assumptions about home rule in the Northeast.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 27, 2016, 5am PDT
New Lab repurposes a gritty shipbuilding warehouse, giving manufacturing startups the support that software firms get from your typical incubator.
Curbed
September 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
As Charlottesville, Virginia considers a new form-based code, the city of Nashville offers explanations and examples of the concept in action.
Charlottesville Tomorrow