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Master Plans

September 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Developers with a ground lease for land owned by the University of Massachusetts Boston want to build a new mixed-use development to rival Kendall Square in nearby Cambridge.
The Boston Globe
September 22, 2020, 5am PDT
A speculative but exceedingly ambitious plan is pressing for air time in New York City.
The New York Times
September 3, 2020, 5am PDT
Akon City would rise from farmland in Senegal, in the tradition of previous master-planned urban areas like Washington, D.C. or Canberra, with ambitions on creating a "very, very African" city with a futuristic take on technology.
The Washington Post
August 27, 2020, 8am PDT
The majority of pedestrian master plans consider how to make equitable walking infrastructure. Less than half of plans implement strategies to address the fact that people of color are disproportionately represented in pedestrian fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
August 26, 2020, 10am PDT
The country’s history of racist and segregationist housing policies is affecting vulnerable low-income communities of color that are bearing the brunt of climate change impacts.
The New York Times
February 21, 2020, 5am PST
An evaluation committee made up of Waterfront Toronto staff has given a green light for the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Toronto to proceed to the next stages of planning.
The Star
June 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
The long-awaited master plan for Quayside in Toronto was released to the public today.
Toronto Star
June 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Port of San Francisco is wrapping up a three-year planning process to chart the ongoing transformation of the city's waterfront.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
"There’s a dramatic difference, Cityfront Center shows, between real estate success and building a great city."
Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
A land use attorney and planning instructor at MIT and Harvard University takes to the pages of The Boston Globe to explain planning to the audience of a new era.
The Boston Globe
January 26, 2016, 6am PST
Revisiting a collected effort to reshape one of the world's most famous cities after a catastrophic disaster.
The Guardian Cities
September 30, 2015, 6am PDT
A new argument has appeared in the ongoing debate about parking requirements. A university in a college town objected to reduced parking requirements on the grounds that it would make the city too attractive to developers.
CityLab
July 9, 2015, 7am PDT
One of the world's most renowned medical facilities and foundations is planning to make a substantial investment in its hometown.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 3, 2015, 5am PST
The Salt Lake Tribune looked at the development plans made possible by the West Side Master Plan for Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City Tribune
November 24, 2014, 6am PST
Writing for The Dirt, Jared Green takes a critical eye to the proposed master plan for the Smithsonian's South Mall campus, designed by high-profile Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group.
ASLA The Dirt
November 14, 2014, 7am PST
According to researchers and practitioners in the United Kingdom, there's still room for another urbanism. Chuck Wolfe digests the recent Summit on Plot-Based Urbanism from Glasgow.
myurbanist
November 11, 2014, 5am PST
John Leland provides coverage of a big idea by Jim Venturi, the son of architects Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, for the renovation and expansion of LaGuardia International Airport in New York.
New York Times
October 23, 2014, 7am PDT
When Vice President spoke earlier this year about the less than world class conditions at New York's LaGuardia Airport he found an audience in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York Times
October 3, 2014, 1pm PDT
The Poplar Grove and Glendale neighborhoods in Salt Lake City perform poorly on the federal government's "opportunity index." A new master plan, however, would focus on transportation and nodes of activity to revitalize the area.
The Salt Lake Tribune
September 29, 2014, 10am PDT
Christopher Hawthorne details the finalized master plan for Los Angeles' remodel of its historic Union Station, saying the master plan positions the station to be a hub of activity in a remade city.
Los Angeles Times