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Industrial Uses

November 2, 2018, 12pm PDT
A new report from CBRE identifies the extent of the tech industry's expanding footprint in the United States, and where it might be headed next.
CBRE
October 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation's master plan for the site is a $2.5 billion bet that high-tech manufacturers can be enticed back to New York, bringing with them the economic heft to transform the whole area.
Curbed New York
June 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver is developing a plan to weaken the impacts of real estate speculation along the route of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension.
The Georgia Straight
April 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Marijuana production comes down to a question of the availability of industrial zoning. Denver is the poster child, but other cities are seeing similar trends.
Pacific Standard
February 5, 2018, 6am PST
A new $2.5 billion building plan could reshape the Brooklyn Navy Yard, again.
Bloomberg
August 15, 2017, 5am PDT
The industrial sector in Chicago is setting records.
Globe St.
November 15, 2016, 5am PST
Despite its ambitious housing targets, the de Blasio Administration isn't willing to sacrifice more of its prime industrial spaces, and the jobs they bring, in the name of residential development.
Crain's New York Business
September 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Houston doesn't compare well with other cities when it comes to locating polluting industrial uses near residential neighborhoods. Blame the city's lack of zoning, according to new research.
Houston Chronicle
August 30, 2016, 6am PDT
Online shopping and gentrification is fueling a bona fide building boom of warehouse spaces in Chicago.
Crain's Chicago Business
April 13, 2011, 2pm PDT
Tom Vanderbilt argues that manufacturing will never disappear from our cities, because the creative class will always seek small-scale industry to make their ideas a reality.
The Wilson Quarterly
October 7, 2010, 10am PDT
A proposed clean tech corridor along the L.A. River east of downtown is another twist in the ongoing battle between competing interests for residential development and the preservation of industrial space.
The Planning Report
March 5, 2010, 10am PST
West Oakland's days as an industrial center are long gone, but city officials have a vision of rebuilding it as a clean energy mecca. Problem is, many locals have their own vision of upscaling the neighborhood with local eateries and condos.
The Wall St. Journal
January 25, 2010, 8am PST
As offshoring becomes more expensive due to the higher costs of shipping an international infrastructure, more companies are making plans to expand their manufacturing operations at home.
AreaDevelopment Online
January 9, 2010, 7am PST
In Singapore, where land is precious, new concepts in building are being proposed to create shared resources for different industries in the same space.
AsiaOne
Blog post
November 9, 2009, 5am PST
My classmate was up in front of everyone, flapping and flailing, pleading his case and getting shot down at every turn. It was a bit like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

It was also kind of like looking in the mirror.

I’m just more than halfway through a planning school studio project working on the beautiful (no, really) Lower Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. They’ve teamed up about 15 planner/urban designers with about 45 landscape architects, who, as I mentioned last time, are reasonably bonkers. That was about a month and a half ago; since then, I’ve begun to think maybe I’m the one needing a room with padded walls.

Jeffrey Barg
September 9, 2008, 6am PDT
By enlisting the help of concerned local citizens, researchers are getting better documentation of the locations of potentially polluting industrial land uses near residential areas.
The Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2008, 12pm PDT
A new round of zoning changes in NYC could mean the loss of over 20% of industrial-zoned land in the city.
NY Daily News
August 24, 2008, 11am PDT
With the success of livability efforts in Minneapolis, efforts are underway to do the same for the Hiawatha light rail corridor. But active industry and historically significant grain silos create a challenge for new development.
MinnPost
August 14, 2008, 10am PDT
Manufacturing still matters, and what manufacturers want hasn't changed much. The question is whether a "new economy" state like California can compete in the old economy.
California Planning and Development Report
August 1, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A $300 million mixed-use development is bringing new life to a long-neglected industrial district of Providence, RI.</p>
The New York Times