Development

June 15, 2018, 8am PDT
Private developers are building parks around New York to satisfy zoning laws.
The New York Times
June 11, 2018, 8am PDT
All that empty acreage means that these big, rapidly developing cities don’t really have to sprawl.
CommercialCafe
May 28, 2018, 9am PDT
A coalition of researchers have identified one area near the 101 and other near I-15 that would help keep the big cats alive and healthy.
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
April 9, 2018, 7am PDT
For decades the arid state has required most new construction projects to demonstrate adequate water supply, but at the edge of the next dry spell, two lawmakers are trying to get rid of the rules.
The Arizona Republic
November 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The first phase of Washington D.C.'s The Wharf is now open, bringing glitz to a formerly quiet section of waterfront.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
FivePoint Holdings will pay $25 million for environmental preservation, in exchange for access to the undeveloped L.A. County land.
Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Following Hurricane Harvey, Houston's City Hall became flooded with four feet of water, rendering the building's electrical and mechanical equipment useless. Restoring power back to City Hall quickly was crucial in aiding the recovery efforts.
Doggerel
May 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Chris Otten says change doesn't come from "being nice to decision makers," so he's comfortable being confrontational with developers and City Council members he sees as taking advantage of the poor.
The Washington Post
May 1, 2017, 10am PDT
Reconciling accessibility and safety with costs and innovation in the Golden State.
The Bay City Beacon
March 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Portland has built many new apartments in the city's core, and that seems to be slowing down rent growth in the area.
The Oregonian
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.
Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2017, 9am PST
As Over-the-Rhine becomes a more prosperous neighborhood, some have undertaken efforts to make sure the long-time residents don't get left behind.
Next City
December 15, 2016, 5am PST
Houston's development has meant the loss of many wetlands, a key factor in protecting the against floods. This, coupled with climate change, will mean more floods, causing more danger and damage to the growing city.
ProPublica
November 27, 2016, 1pm PST
An interactive map from Chicago Cityscape shows all of the city's parking lots, vacant spaces, and city-owned land. Not all of it is truly vacant, or developable, but the map shows how much scope remains for new construction.
Chicago Cityscape
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
October 7, 2016, 11am PDT
These historic sites—be they buildings, districts, or natural landscapes—are closer to destruction than any others in the United States.
Next City
August 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
Last week, leaders of the initiative to curb development in L.A. surprisingly presented Mayor Eric Garcetti with an ultimatum: Agree to their list of demands by August 24, or they will take the issue to the March 2017 ballot.
The Planning Report
July 7, 2016, 11am PDT
Canceled projects, price discounts, and increased incentives to buyers are already showing up in real estate developments in key U.S. regions, writes estate and affordable housing adviser Michael P. Russell. He reviews some key indicators.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
May 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reviewing Governor Jerry Brown's recent proposed legislation to permit projects that provide affordable housing to be approved as-of-right.
Reuben Duarte