700 Homes Added to a Quickly Growing Corner of the Atlanta Metro Area
The Chamblee City Council has approved a massive new development project that will add more than 700 homes and tens of thousands of square feet of retail to the quickly growing city.
Cities in the South and West Keep Sprawling
New suburbs continue to expand into previously undeveloped areas, putting strain on local resources.
The Consequences of Urban Population Decline for American Cities
Big cities saw the sharpest population declines during the pandemic. Is the trend here to stay?
Treasure Valley Transformation: Downtown Meridian Development Plans Gain Civic Clout
It isn't just Boise that's changing quickly as in-migration picks up its pace in southwestern Idaho.
D.C. Comprehensive Plan Amendments Approved
New amendments to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan set goals for new housing development and fewer cars on the road.
A New Metropolitan Blueprint for Texas
Traditionally associated with its wide-open spaces, Texas is now, undeniably, defined by the cities and suburbs that comprise its built environment.
Houston: The Prophetic City
The Houston story gets a new telling in a recently published book by Stephen Klineberg.
Rapid Growth and a Small Town Recall Effort
A group of organizers in the small town of Elizabeth, Colorado (population 1,700) wants to recall its entire City Council as an act of defiance in the face of rapid change and growth.
Jersey City Building More Apartment Than Manhattan
And other perhaps surprising data from the multi-family housing development industry.
Debating the End of Single-Family Zoning in Toronto
A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.
2.5 New Jobs for Every New Home in Boston
The Boston region has achieved a jobs-housing imbalance only bested by the San Francisco Bay Area since the Great Recession.
Study Shows Segregation Linked to Housing Shortage in Massachusetts
A study from the Boston Foundation shows that besides homelessness and housing costs, Massachusetts housing debt also fuels the racial wealth gap and segregation.
A Growth Plan for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
With a growing population comes a need for more airport capacity, and Phoenix is no different. The challenge is finding the space to grow.
St. Paul's 20-Year Comp Plan Heads for the Final Stretch
The St. Paul 2040 Comprehensive Plan aims for missing middle density at 56 "Neighborhood Nodes" around the city.
Census Releases New City Population Change Estimates
The U.S. Census released new population and housing units estimates for cities today. Phoenix added more residents between July 2017 and July 2018 than any city in the country.
Zoning Changes Produce Quick Development Results in a Colorado Town
In September, the city of Longmont, Colorado approved new land use and zoning laws. By April, developers were proposing thousands of residential units and hundreds of thousands of square feet in commercial space.
Report: Many More Apartments Needed in and Around Columbus
New apartments aren't rising as fast as the population, and rents, in central Ohio.
Amazon Promises Better Planning Outcomes for Virginia
Northern Virginia's housing market won't follow the path of the Seattle housing market, according to Amazon officials, because they have a new growth plan.
Lincoln's Growth Plan: Repaired Streets New Streets, Expanded Streets
Voters in Lincoln, Nebraska have decided to tax sales in the city to fund repairs of residential streets and to add new streets on the periphery of the city to encourage growth.
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