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6 hours ago
The high costs of housing development do not fit a convenient narrative, according to new analysis by Jenny Schuetz from the Brookings Institution.
Brookings
2 days ago
The $6 billion redevelopment project at the Concord Naval Weapons Station has stalled over labor issues.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 8, 2020, 5am PST
Next City's Jared Brey reviews a year of developments in housing politics and policy, teasing out several big trends.
Next City
January 7, 2020, 5am PST
Among a package of bills that died in the pocket of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney at the beginning of the New Yer was a bill intended to ensure that developers contribute to communities.
PlanPhilly
July 30, 2019, 9am PDT
Developers can be our friends, according to this article, as they have been before.
The New York Times
May 24, 2019, 10am PDT
With bills on the table to update its zoning code, Philadelphia may be poised to slow the pace of its housing construction.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
February 22, 2019, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs, the subsidiary company of Google parent company Alphabet, has designs for development potential far beyond the Quayside neighborhood where it's partnering with Waterfront Toronto to test new smart city technology.
Toronto Star
January 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.
The Vancouver Sun
January 9, 2019, 8am PST
Live music, skating rinks, and artificial beaches are now part of developments that want to go beyond just simple shopping and dining.
The Washington Post
December 26, 2018, 5am PST
Sunnyside Yard, a 180-acre railroad yard in Queens, is in the initial stages of a planning process that may eventually bring development surpassing the scale of Hudson Yards. This time, it is hoped, there will be greater focus on affordability.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
December 3, 2018, 6am PST
Examining Portland and Seattle's much-talked-about systems, the authors highlight the importance of treating streetcars as a viable transport option, rather than just a means to stimulate development.
The Washington Post
October 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
Charles Wolfe calls attention to similarities between contemporary urbanism and yesterday's debunked utopias. The two may differ in substance, but both tend toward a certain level of dogma that isn't necessarily helpful on the ground.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
October 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beginning this week, the city of Boston will ask developers how they plan to include women and minorities as workers and investors when putting city-owned real estate out for bid.
The Boston Globe
October 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
Despite the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, builders and buyers alike are sustaining a market for new construction on land likely to get flooded again.
The Houston Chronicle
July 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Under the new guidelines, developers will need to implement specific community engagement strategies, at times based on a neighborhood's demographics.
The Urbanist
June 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill that requires developers to consider rising seas in all environmental impact studies.
Next City
June 7, 2018, 7am PDT
Mixed-use developments still often operate better in theory than in reality.
Strong Towns
June 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
The local developer is accused of inflating property values and defrauding a program meant to spur investment in distressed areas.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 25, 2018, 2pm PDT
In 1997, Milwaukee Road Depot in central Minneapolis was filled with parking lots and little else. Today, it's a mix of shops, housing, offices, and entertainment venues.
MinnPost
March 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city of Boston is in the midst of a housing boom, and the city is considering asking developers to set aside a larger number of their units for affordable housing.
The Boston Globe