Lessons to Guide Future Equitable Development Planning

How did recent projects in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and South Florida fare?

March 16, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Tampa Bay Storm

Tampa Bay Isn't Prepared for the Hurricanes of the Future

The area is especially vulnerable to storm surge, and increased development means more people are at risk when major hurricanes push through.

September 26, 2019 - Vox


Florida Plagued by Sewage Spills

The state’s aging sewage infrastructure is failing, but the cost to replace it would be monumental.

April 15, 2019 - GateHouse Media

Tampa TECO  Streetcar

Tampa Streetcar Sees Big Boost in Ridership

Free fares and more frequent service have resulted in a huge increase in ridership on the TECO Line Streetcar and proved skeptics wrong.

April 14, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

North Carolina Flooding

Looking Beyond FEMA Flood Maps, Cities Raise the Bar for Buildings in Floodplains

Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.

April 2, 2019 - Inside Climate News

Seattle Downtown

Post-Recession Migration Patterns of Younger and Older Americans

New census data shows that millennials and seniors are migrating less, a result of the Great Recession and its economic impacts. For those who are moving, cities in the Sun Belt have been primary destinations.

February 15, 2019 - Brookings

The Underline Miami

Miami’s Underline and the Threat of Gentrification

The new linear park will use land under the city’s elevated rail tracks. Worries, however, are emerging about the effects the project will have on surrounding communities, particularly related to affordable housing.

February 11, 2019 - Next City

Miami Flooding

Climate Gentrification in Miami

With the threat of sea level rise, homes on higher ground in Miami are becoming increasingly desirable. But they are located in low-income communities of color, and residents are facing rising housing costs and displacement.

January 6, 2019 - Slate

Spring Garden Miami

Immigrant Homeownership in U.S. Cities

A new study looks at homeownership among native-born and foreign-born residents in U.S. cities.

November 19, 2018 - The New York Times

Smart Home

Net-Zero Energy Homes Use Technology to Work With the Energy Grid

A housing development near Tampa will have high-tech smart homes with grid-optimized solar power.

November 12, 2018 - Fast Company

Resilient Home

Post-Hurricane Affordable Housing in the Florida Keys

A land trust is providing much-needed affordable housing relief after last year’s Hurricane Irma.

September 9, 2018 - Next City

Getting Raised in Gentilly, Loisiana

Will Americans Ever Move Out of Flood-Prone Areas?

After a series of hurricanes, experts discuss how guide people out of the way of the most deadly floods and storms.

September 16, 2017 - Vox

Florida Bikeshare

The Present And Future State Of Bike Share Systems In Florida

A quick run down of Florida's existing bike share programs and a look at what's coming in 2017.

June 6, 2017 - Modern Cities

No Walking

Florida Home to 8 of the 10 Deadliest Cities for Pedestrians

Smart Growth America has released its annual Dangerous by Design report, showing that many older, car-oriented cities are the country's most dangerous.

January 12, 2017 - Curbed

Wildlight: New Urbanism's Answer To Lowcountry Living?

Is it possible to create a community combining the best elements of Lowcountry southern living, cuisine, and architecture with industry and New Urbanism?

December 17, 2016 - Modern Cities

Trails Win Big in Florida's 2015-16 State Budget

Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a $78 billion state budget last week, which includes $25 million for a statewide network of non-motorized trails.

July 1, 2015 - Reuters

Banned Words at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection: 'Climate Change'

Top officials at the Florida state agency tasked with studying and planning for the impacts of climate change are taking a novel approach to avoiding the issue.

March 9, 2015 - Miami Herald

Hello Miami!

Miami's High-Rise Orthodoxy Hides a Better Way

Alastair Gordon lambasts Miami's high-end architectural extremes. A horizontal, nature-inspired urbanism might better address contradictions between breezy luxury and inland poverty.

February 23, 2015 - Miami Herald

Shrinking Government for Environment's Sake?

Eli Lehrer argues that ending subsidies to high-risk developments, as Florida is about to do, presents a successful small-government environmental preservation measure that also benefits taxpayers.

May 7, 2013 - Huffington Post

How Planning is Like Growing Tomatoes

An organic system is rarely the sum of its parts. Nothing demonstrates this as clearly as sinking your teeth into a store-bought tomato, writes Ben Brown.

December 15, 2011 - PlaceShakers

News from HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

"Rethinking Commuter Rail" podcast & Intercity Bus E-News

Chaddick Institute at DePaul University

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

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.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.