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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
Blog post
December 20, 2020, 11am PST
The theoretical planning of smart cities could help make city economies stronger as purchasing becomes more straightforward.
Devin Partida
December 14, 2020, 7am PST
With plenty of space to build and an increasingly diverse economy, Houston continues to attract up-and-coming developments offering jobs, housing, and entertainment for the city's growing population.
Houston Chronicle
December 8, 2020, 8am PST
Amazon is moving more moving more products than ever, and the company is expanding its physical footprint to keep up with the trends.
The Boston Globe
October 15, 2020, 5am PDT
Amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, the four biggest U.S. technology companies have leased or bought enough office space in New York City for 22,000 employees.
The New York Times
August 30, 2020, 5am PDT
Amazon and FedEx are developing bots that would travel on city streets and sidewalks. The companies are also working behind the scenes on legislative efforts that would help them deploy the technology in the future.
Wired
August 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Detroit officials have been trying to find a new life for the former site of the Michigan State Fair for a long time. Amazon will fill the void, according to a redevelopment proposal announced last week.
Detroit Free Press
Feature
July 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The 10th anniversary of "Cities for People" offers the occasion for this interview with Jan Gehl, who has devoted a 60-year career to ideas about humanistic city planning—ideas of increasing relevance in 2020.
Jan Gehl
January 9, 2020, 8am PST
On-demand technology has vastly transformed cities by changing everything from the way we shop and travel to how markets target and serve us.
CityLab
January 5, 2020, 5am PST
A Kentucky town welcomed Amazon’s arrival, but the economic outcomes over the last two decades have been lackluster.
The New York Times
December 18, 2019, 10am PST
In Baltimore, Amazon is at the center of a complicated web of products, services, and industries that is virtually impossible to avoid.
The New York Times
December 5, 2019, 12pm PST
Employment in Pontiac has risen 14.2 percent since 2010, the city is fiscally sound, and development investments continue.
The Detroit News
November 27, 2019, 10am PST
Details of the community benefits package promised as part of Amazon's HQ2 development deal with Arlington County, Virginia made news this week.
WTOP
September 27, 2019, 5am PDT
A lack of architectural ambition and a focus on car transportation are two of the criticisms that have followed Amazon's initial plans for its second headquarters in Northern Virginia.
ARLnow
September 23, 2019, 11am PDT
To show his company's commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that Amazon would purchase 100,000 battery-electric delivery vans from Michigan-based Rivian. The trucks will begin service in 2021.
Bloomberg News via Transport Topics
September 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
Amazon's move to the Detroit area will bring 1,500 jobs to the region at the location of a demolished NFL stadium.
Crain's Detroit Business
September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
Houses are in high demand and prices have soared since Amazon announced a new headquarters would be located in Arlington County, Virginia. The buyers, however, are not new Amazon workers.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new experiment in funding affordable housing is underway in Seattle.
The Urbanist
May 23, 2019, 5am PDT
The city of New York has made initial moves toward developing a plan to replace the failed Amazon Headquarters development in Long Island City, Queens.
Politico
May 6, 2019, 5am PDT
Northern Virginia's housing market won't follow the path of the Seattle housing market, according to Amazon officials, because they have a new growth plan.
The Washington Post