Office Space

Aerial view of Nebraska state capitol and downtown Lincoln, Nebraska in golden light.

Nebraska Governor Orders Return to Office for State Workers

The executive order could negatively impact the state’s workforce, which faces a shortage of more than 2,500 employees.

November 15, 2023 - Nebraska Examiner

Large colorful letter G in front of Google campus building in Mountain View, California.

Google Seeks New Direction for Massive Housing Proposal

The company parted ways with its development partner, signaling a shift in strategy for a proposed 15,000-unit housing and office space project on Google-owned land in Silicon Valley.

November 9, 2023 - Fast Company

Glass office building with multicolored Google logo on Google headquarters campus in Mountain View, California

Google Shifts Real Estate Strategy to Adaptive Reuse

The company is moving away from flashy new campuses in favor of converting existing buildings with interesting histories.

August 11, 2023 - Fast Company

Manhattan, New York City, New York

Opinion: Revise Zoning and Tax Codes To Support Adaptive Reuse of NYC Office Space

With office buildings facing an uncertain future in their current form, cities can tweak regulations to encourage innovative new uses.

April 5, 2022 - New York Daily News

Buildings on Wall Street, New York City

Office Landlords Luring Tenants Back With Incentives

Landlords are offering generous incentives in an effort to prop up the struggling U.S. office market.

January 24, 2022 - The Real Deal

Boeing Freeway

Jet Fuselage to Become Part of Seattle High-Rise

A Boeing 747 will serve as the atrium between two South Lake Union office buildings.

November 22, 2021 - The Seattle Times

Zoning map of Winnipeg, Canada, 1947

Opinion: Outdated Zoning Codes Stifle Growth and Development

Strict separation of uses may be an inefficient way to zone dynamic modern cities.

October 13, 2021 - The Market Urbanism Report

San Antonio Christmas

Growth and Heritage Colliding in San Antonio

As demand for real estate grows, residents in the city's historic neighborhoods face rising costs and the threat of displacement.

October 12, 2021 - The New York Times

New York City

Manhattan's Economy Depended on Office Workers. Now What?

With 90 percent of its usual commuters still working from home and a full return to the office highly unlikely, what will become of New York City's towering office buildings?

April 6, 2021 - The New York Times

State Farm Building, Dunwoody, Atlanta

Massive Transit-Oriented Office Complex Takes Shape in Atlanta

The State Farm regional hub will house more than 8,500 employees and provide access to public transit and local amenities.

March 8, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

View of sky reflected in windows of Tour Montparnasse in Paris

Office Space: So Last Year?

Did coronavirus bring certain death to the traditional concept of the office, or is it only a matter of time until we return to business as usual?

June 10, 2020 - The Economist

One57

Office-to-Residential Conversions Considered as Workers Go Remote

Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.

April 14, 2020 - The Real Deal

Transamerica Pyramid

Linking Office Construction to Affordable Housing—S.F. Ballot Initiative Would Try

Proposition E, a ballot initiative up for vote in San Francisco in May, is one of the most radical planning positions in recent years, attempting to reduce housing costs by limiting housing demand.

January 15, 2020 - Mission Local

Globe Life Park in Arlington

Arlington Greenlights $810 Million Hotel and Convention Center Project

The public-private partnership is a massive expansion of the city’s entertainment district.

January 2, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

Holmdel, New Jersey

'Huge' Office Campus Redevelopment Near Sears Headquarters Set to Go Forward

A sizable former AT&T campus in suburban Chicago will be redeveloped into mixed-use, despite "sluggish" local leasing activity and the potential closure of Sears' nearby headquarters.

October 13, 2018 - The Chicago Tribune

Where It's Cheapest to Build Out a New Office

With so much attention paid to the nation's housing crisis, it's still important to keep an eye on other kinds of uses. The office market is full of surprises, like cheap office build out costs in a city infamous for residential gentrification.

May 5, 2017 - Globe St.

Houston, Construction

Vacancies Define the Houston Office Market in 2016

Industries over leased and developers over built. The city of Houston's office market has gone from boom to bust in only a few years.

November 9, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

Office Building

New York, Dallas Lead Expanding Office Market

The market for office space has more and more companies looking to lease, according to an industry report.

July 24, 2016 - The Dallas Morning News

Barbican Flats, London, UK

Balancing the Need for Housing Supply with Need for Office Space

London is the stage for one of the problems that arises when encountered with a dearth of accommodations for housing and offices.

December 9, 2015 - Centre for Cities

Will Sydney's Commercial to Residential Conversions Create Long Term Problems?

With major new developments underway, corporate cutbacks and 'hot-desking' are driving Sydney's commercial landlords to convert surplus office space to residential apartments. Carolyn Cummins and Stephen Nicholls consider the long term implications.

August 27, 2013 - Sydney Morning Herald

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.