Rendering of 8850 Sunset Blvd

Splashy New Project Proposed for Iconic Sunset Strip Location

The development on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip would incorporate a new version of the iconic Viper Room music venue, along with a hotel, condos, and retail.

September 13, 2021 - Urbanize Los Angeles

Condos Smart Growth

U.S. Condos Face a 'Midlife Crisis'

An overlooked but important part of American housing stock, many condominium complexes are facing the consequences of decades of deferred maintenance as their buildings and infrastructure reach a critical age.

August 17, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Wilshire Grand

A High-Rise Condo and Hotel Proposed for Downtown Los Angeles

A trendy new Downtown Los Angels skyscraper would be home to a 160-room hotel and 319 condominium units if an Australian developer moves forward with plans.

April 28, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Chicago Illinois

Largest Condo High-Rise Since the Recession Planned for Chicago's Michigan Ave

At 74 stories and 421 units, 1000M will be the largest condo tower built in Chicago since the Great Recession decimated the local real estate development industry.

October 17, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Seattle Multi-Family and Downtown

Condos on the Up and Up in Seattle

The pace of condo construction in Seattle has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels, but it's also come a long way from 2012.

July 17, 2018 - Crosscut

Construction Cranes

More Construction Cranes Flying Over North American Cities

Two new reports from Rider Levett Bucknall offer a positive outlook for the construction industry.

February 11, 2018 - Commercial Property Executive


Not Enough Condos to Go Around in Downtown Cleveland

What will it take for the supply of urban condos to catch up with the demand in Downtown Cleveland?

November 28, 2017 - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Vancouver Skyline

Housing Construction in Seattle and Vancouver a Study in Contrasts

Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.

August 17, 2017 - Sightline Institute

Downtown Houston

Houston's Appetite for Luxury High Rises Slowing Amidst Oil Slump

The ups and downs of the oil market are having an effect on the future skyline of the city of Houston.

July 8, 2016 - Houston Chronicle

Suburban multi-family

Suburban Multifamily: Smart Growth or Smart Sprawl?

In suburbia, the line between smart growth and conventional sprawl is sometimes a blurry one.

February 19, 2015 - Michael Lewyn

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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.