Manhattan Construction

The Future of Central Business Districts

Urbanist Richard Florida assesses post-pandemic possibilities for neighborhoods that once relied on 9-to-5 workers.

May 24, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

New York Vacant Storefront

Planning Department Study Documents Storefront Vacancy in NYC Neighborhoods

A new report from the New York Department of City Planning has found that storefront vacancy may not be a one-answer citywide problem. Vacancies were found to be concentrated in certain neighborhoods, and the reasons appear to be varied.

August 15, 2019 - 6sqft

Chicago Riverwalk

Opinion: Environmentalism Is Good for Business

A thriving natural environment creates opportunity for private developers and local economies, an economist argues.

November 14, 2018 - New York Times

Architecture Billings Index Hits Highest Score Since 2007

Institutional projects, and the end of winter, are driving a resurgent architecture industry.

July 28, 2015 - The Architect's Newspaper

Winter's Discontent Found in Architectural Billings Index

The Architecture Billings Index fell for the second time this year, but so far it seems the rough winter is more responsible for the downturn that a potential double dip of the Great Recession.

May 21, 2015 - American Institute of Architects

Looking for Someone to Blame for Bad Architecture? Look in the Mirror, Says Op-Ed

Architecture Critic Mark Lamster attended the recent Congress for The New Urbanism annual conference, this year held in Dallas. One panel in particular, "How to Rebuild Architecture," proved informative.

May 7, 2015 - The Dallas Morning News

Bicycles Bring Booming Business

Tanya Snyder examines the various ways in which bicyclists bring increased business and added value to their local communities.

April 30, 2012 - DC Streetsblog

Getting Seattle's Priorities Straight

Jordan Royer weighs in on two major developments in the Emerald City, and why the one that flew under the radar should have taken center stage.

February 24, 2012 - Crosscut

Opportunities for Big-Box Developments Abound Across the Northern Border

After being hidden in plain sight for decades, Canada now emerges as the hot spot for U.S. "international" investment.

June 19, 2011 - Retail Traffic

Cities Take Business Approach to Planning

Cities around the world are applying business-style techniques to planning and encouraging economic development.

December 29, 2010 - Citiwire

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This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.