Prefab Custom Homes: Urban Multi-Family Game Changer
Steve Glenn, CEO of Plant Prefab, shares how his company is infiltrating single and multifamily housing markets with custom designed prefabricated homes to deliver healthy and sustainable buildings by design and at scale.
'Gentrification' Is Not the Real Problem
The conversation about gentrification continually repackages a set of debunked theories as reality and it obscures a set of real crises that need fixing.
U.S. Home Construction Costs Are Higher Than Ever
With demand soaring and materials in short supply, the cost of building a home has risen sharply in the last year.
Philly City Council to Consider Bill Protecting Neighbors from Construction Damage
The proposal would hold builders accountable for damage incurred to adjacent homes as historic rowhouse properties see increased redevelopment.
Building Modular Housing Factories Near Areas With High Housing Costs
To improve housing costs and economic conditions at once, look to the locations of modular housing factories.
European Tunneling Technique Cuts 50 Weeks From Construction Schedule for Brightline Extension
An innovative tunneling technique, commonly used in Europe, is catching on here in the United States.
California Unions Voice Strong Opposition to Housing Bills
Trades groups demanded provisions in housing bills that ultimately will stymie the construction of much-needed affordable housing in the state.
Carbon Emissions Down, but Not Drastically
Transportation activity is down considerably, but other sources of carbon dioxide are still going strong.
30 Health and Safety Requirements Determine Which Construction Projects Can Restart in Washington
New construction projects are still on hold, but the state of Washington is allowing some projects to restart under strict health and safety guidelines.
Layoffs Sweeping the Construction Industry
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Shipping Delays Causing Construction Slowdown
Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.
New York State, Pennsylvania Halt Construction
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic deepened with the news that construction would be halted on all "non-essential" construction in the state of New York and in Pennsylvania.
Planning Stops in New York City; Same for Construction in Boston
Planning and building the future will have to wait.
Charting the Climate Change Crisis
Analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions data points to the sectors, activities, and countries that are the biggest contributors.
As Housing Units Multiply, Local Businesses Struggle to Hang On in Downtown Oakland
The city of Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, is the rare California city quickly adding housing units to the urban core. Local businesses are struggling to hang on as construction changes the fabric of the neighborhood.
How the Green New Deal Could Transform the Built Environment
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Denver Freeway Expansion Makes a Bad Situation Worse
The Interstate 70 expansion project is affecting air quality in surrounding neighborhoods, where chronic illness is prevalent and residents feel their health and safety have not been priorities.
Kaiser Permanente to Construct Highrise Headquarters in Oakland
Following Salesforce's lead, the healthcare giant will relocate to a high-rise urban headquarters, transitioning out of seven locations it currently occupies in the East Bay.
Walmart Planning Massive New Arkansas HQ
Another corporate behemoth is planning a new headquarters. But this time cities won't have to compete for it. Walmart is remaining true to its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
Twin Cities ADU Construction Slow, but Expected
Easing ADU regulations has led to some new construction in the Twin Cities, but the additional units have made a small dent in the area’s affordable housing problem.
City of Laramie, Wyoming
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Lassen County Planning and Building Services
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.