Economic Recession

Empty Swings

The Pandemic Baby Bust

The economic uncertainty of the pandemic has added to already declining birth rates in a troubling sign for the future of the American economy.

March 17, 2021 - The New York Times

Winter neighborhood

All About Single-Family Rentals

Single-family rentals are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. housing market—and they're not going away anytime soon, a new study suggests.

April 22, 2018 - Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Can Atlantic City Rebound as a Family-Friendly Destination?

An ambitious Florida real estate developer has a plan to remake Atlantic City into a family-friendly destination by investing $500 million of his own money.

January 15, 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

The Middle Class Fights for Survival in Lima, Ohio

An article surveys Lima, Ohio's long-term residents, politicians, and economy to weave a narrative tracing the ups and downs of the shrinking small town.

October 16, 2014 - Rolling Stone

Dire Economic Fallout Expected from Atlantic City Casino Closures

Casinos in Atlantic City are closing quickly, costing the local economy 5,700 jobs and leaving the city with four large, empty buildings of a variety that offers little or no precedent for reuse.

September 2, 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer

As Economic Recovery Falters, More Americans Stay Put

According to Jed Kolko, Trulia’s Chief Economist, recent census mobility figures reveal the mixed nature of America’s economic recovery.

September 30, 2013 - Trulia Trends Blog

New Data Brings Holiday Cheer for Architects

In the past four years, the real estate and housing downturn has drastically cut billings at architecture firms. However, the Architecture Billings Index shows improvement for a fourth consecutive month and the highest reading since November 2007.

December 20, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

Young Adults are Finally Leaving the Nest

The improving job market and low mortgage rates have enabled more adults in their 20s and early 30s to move into their own apartments and to buy homes, which, says Don Lee, could boost the nation's broader economic recovery.

December 11, 2012 - The Los Angeles Times

Why NYC's Most Exciting Architecture Can be Found Hanging on Walls

Planning a trip to NYC over the holidays? In a recent editorial, William Menking argues that “for visitors to New York, the place to look for the most exciting architectural ideas is not the city streets, but the walls of galleries and museums.”

December 2, 2012 - The Architect's Newspaper

Orange County's Unrealized 'Great Park'

Tony Barboza discusses how the disappearance of expected funding has dimmed the City of Irvine's vision for turning the decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro into "the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century."

October 31, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.