March 14, 2017, 9am PDT
San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic John King reveals more than one layer of planning significance from a project proposed near one of the city's most prominent, but underutilized, intersections.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 12, 2017, 9am PDT
How does one talk about density without frightening people? One term that's floating around is "gentle density," referring to the missing middle between mid-rise and detached homes.
March 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Los Angeles seems primed for a development boom, but when developments are built near highways there can be serious health consequences.
March 3, 2017, 2pm PST
It's possible that construction permits for accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats or mother-in-law units, could surpass permits for regular homes.
March 1, 2017, 8am PST
Good urban design can make growth more appealing.
February 27, 2017, 9am PST
A new study explores how the built environment influences vehicle miles traveled.
February 14, 2017, 8am PST
Mayor Ed Lee comes out against the city controller's proposed percentages for affordable housing, saying the numbers, "…have no relevance to what we economically can accomplish"
February 12, 2017, 11am PST
An in-depth look into the political controversies stirred up in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain as a result of a proposed, density-adding zoning plan.
February 8, 2017, 5am PST
In a growing London, skyscrapers seem to be popping up everywhere, We Plan London catalogs the ten tallest.
February 2, 2017, 8am PST
A controversy has erupted over a proposed vision for transit oriented mixed in a Denver suburb.
February 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Charles Marohn analyzes Lafayette, Louisiana for how well (or poorly) its districts measure up in terms of infrastructure investment versus tax revenues. The results are telling.
January 23, 2017, 7am PST
Just because a study says density is more effective than energy system retrofits in reducing emissions, doesn't mean that we have to settle for just one.
January 18, 2017, 6am PST
Paris's most tourist-friendly neighborhoods are getting less dense: falling fertility rates, rising costs, and home sharing are all suspected as possible culprits.
January 6, 2017, 9am PST
Walkability and density have been studied closely, and now their worth has been quantified and proven, according to Brent Toderian in a piece for Metro Toronto.
December 19, 2016, 11am PST
A recent ruling by the City Hearing Examiner is a setback—but not necessarily a permanent one—for the city's efforts to loosen regulations on accessory dwelling units.
December 19, 2016, 7am PST
The city of Snoqualimie's requests to expand in to "rural" King County has been denied.
December 16, 2016, 1pm PST
Facing an affordability crisis, Seattle is betting on dense, walkable development. The transition away from guaranteed parking promises to be no easier here than elsewhere.
December 16, 2016, 10am PST
The city of Denver lost its streetcar more than half a century ago, and it's been growing east ever since.
December 5, 2016, 7am PST
The region surrounding Columbus, Ohio could add a projected one million people by 2050, and developers are looking for new ways to meet growing demand for urban living.
November 29, 2016, 7am PST
Thom Mayne proposes a radical solution to Los Angeles' affordability/preservation problem: build up transit-friendly areas far beyond current densities, and leave the rest unchanged.