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April 28, 2021, 11am PDT
Adaptive reuse is a hot concept, but regulatory and financial hurdles have made it slow to catch on in practice.
Slate
April 20, 2021, 11am PDT
To avoid the pitfalls of disconnected, car-centric suburbs, local governments must proactively plan for sustainable development in growing areas.
CommonWealth Magazine
April 13, 2021, 11am PDT
Fresno's skyrocketing housing costs and inadequate supply are putting strain on the city's low-income households.
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2021, 11am PDT
In an overwhelmingly white industry, Black developers find it harder to access investment, equity, and opportunities.
The Washington Post
February 24, 2021, 6am PST
In a decision that is still impossible in most of the country, Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is requiring housing and reduced surface parking to approve a retail project.
Streetsblog Chicago
February 14, 2021, 9am PST
The push for historic preservation districts often amounts to exclusionary zoning that exacerbates the housing affordability crisis.
The Urbanist
January 15, 2021, 7am PST
If those in health care seek to develop new ways to help patients stay in their homes, they must also find ways to temper how they affect communities in which they reside.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 2, 2020, 11am PST
Seattle is one of the U.S. cities shrinking minimum parking requirements to allow for denser, more affordable development near transit.
Transfers Magazine
October 16, 2020, 8am PDT
Fort Worth business owners plan to promote the Near Southside area as a hub for artists and entrepreneurs.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
January 12, 2020, 5am PST
Developers of a ski town in Utah are expanding the weekend tech conference into a village with permanent residents.
The Architect's Newspaper
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
January 2, 2020, 8am PST
In Golden, Colorado, residents want to keep a parcel of land as open space, but it could come with a hefty price tag.
The Denver Post
December 27, 2019, 9am PST
Development that depends on subsidies is not fostering true growth and instead is a financial house of cards.
Marketwatch
July 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Renaissance Revival building that houses New York City's beloved Strand Bookstore is under consideration by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. The case has provoked debate between rival advocates.
Pacific Standard
July 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
A proposal to dissolve the groups has led to a debate about their purpose and who really benefits from them.
Oregon Live
May 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city is experiencing significant growth and development, but it has a complicated history of booms and lags and its civic future is uncertain.
Places Journal
March 4, 2019, 1pm PST
Failed investments and buildings with no tenants sit on the outskirts of Beijing and Shanghai.
CityLab
March 3, 2019, 11am PST
A new study quantifies just how much of the city of Phoenix is parking.
Streetsblog USA
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