Downtowns

April 9, 2019, 9am PDT
Phoenix has the zoning for more height in its downtown, and future development might finally yield a more recognizable skyline.
Arizona Republic
March 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
An explosion of upscale multifamily development in Texas cities reflects trends in the national housing market.
Curbed
March 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of San Jose has the "least distinctive" downtown skyline of the nation's major cities, according to editorial board of The Mercury News. The City Council has a chance to change that.
The Mercury News
February 6, 2019, 8am PST
A Washington Post feature analyzes the changing skylines of cities from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The Washington Post
January 20, 2019, 7am PST
After a decade of shifting market preferences and an ongoing urban renaissance, how do downtown home prices compare in cities around the country?
Property Shark
January 4, 2019, 8am PST
A stakeholder group hopes to create a pedestrian- and business-friendly streetscape in Downtown Seattle.
The Urbanist
November 24, 2018, 5am PST
New research suggests that millennials are remaining in urban areas as they transition from renting to homeownership.
CityLab
October 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The Arizona Republic spent the week fêting the "rebirth" of Downtown Phoenix, covering the evolution of the urban core of this sprawling metropolis from several angles.
Arizona Republic
October 5, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Memphis, Tennessee is in the middle of an understated boom focused on downtown development and adaptive reuse.
Curbed
October 1, 2018, 9am PDT
In the Bay Area's biggest city, the debate over density pits two economic drivers against each other.
Mercury News
June 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
There's a lot to like about the resurgence of downtown cores. But as is the case elsewhere, Denver's core has only attracted a small subset of the wider city's population. Most people still call the suburbs home.
The Denver Post
April 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
An opinion piece points out the inequities of growth in contemporary Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 8, 2018, 9am PST
Multiple proposals to demolish downtown buildings and put up surface parking lots are meeting resistance.
Detroit Free Press
January 26, 2018, 10am PST
As the Portland City Council considers the Central City 2035 plan, downtown residents, many of whom live in high-rises, are actively opposing regulations that would allow new high-rises.
Willamette Week
December 17, 2017, 7am PST
A Ferris wheel has been proposed as a highly visible signal of the North Side of Pittsburgh's role in the city's downtown revitalization.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 25, 2017, 7am PST
A 328-foot building is planned for the Downtown-Adjacent Midtown neighborhood.
Houston Chronicle
November 16, 2017, 10am PST
The Houston Downtown Management District and Central Houston Inc. have released a new 20-year vision for Downtown Houston.
Houston Chronicle
October 29, 2017, 7am PDT
The city of Bellevue, Washington has adopted new zoning and land use standards as part of an ongoing Downtown Livability Initiative.
The Urbanist
September 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Reno is considering a law that critics say is a textbook example of the criminalization of homelessness and everyday life.
Next City
August 22, 2017, 6am PDT
A draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan will be made public on September 13, 2017. The plan focuses on revitalizing the city's urban core.
Atlanta Intown