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Paradise, California—devastated by the deadly Camp Fire of 2018—is attracting new and returning residents as the city rebuilds its housing stock.
Sacramento Bee via SFGate
May 4, 2021, 9am PDT
Los Angeles is mourning the death of billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad. For all of Broad's many civic contributions, he made his fortune in a decidedly anti-urban way.
California Planning & Development Report
April 18, 2021, 11am PDT
The connection between housing policy and climate change is made clear by the increasing damage of wildfires in California.
SPUR
April 11, 2021, 9am PDT
In the works since 1999, the Centennial Project by Tejon Ranch Co. seemed to have cleared its final hurdle in 2018, but a Los Angeles County court ruling has created another hurdle for the sprawling development.
Los Angeles Times
April 4, 2021, 11am PDT
An argument for the long-term cultural and economic viability of the city, even after the pandemic.
Vox
March 31, 2021, 6am PDT
As e-commerce giants like Amazon build more and more facilities, advocates say a regional approach is needed to prevent sprawl and look beyond local benefits.
NJ Spotlight
March 30, 2021, 10am PDT
A regional planning proposal in El Paso County, Colorado calls for uniform standards for unincorporated developments, which would make it easier to receive city services if annexed in the future.
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
March 25, 2021, 12pm PDT
Traditionally associated with its wide-open spaces, Texas is now, undeniably, defined by the cities and suburbs that comprise its built environment.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
March 22, 2021, 8am PDT
To fix the housing crisis, cities should focus on "missing middle housing" and multi-family development.
In These Times
February 25, 2021, 8am PST
Strengthening U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's civil rights enforcement could send a powerful signal to communities resistant to changing discriminatory housing rules.
Vox
January 29, 2021, 6am PST
A new online interactive mapping tool illustrates just how much developable land is devoted to one for of residential housing in the state of Connecticut.
Hartford Courant
Blog post
December 23, 2020, 6am PST
A Trulia feature offers lots of interesting information about neighborhoods (or at least about how their residents perceive them).
Michael Lewyn
December 14, 2020, 7am PST
With plenty of space to build and an increasingly diverse economy, Houston continues to attract up-and-coming developments offering jobs, housing, and entertainment for the city's growing population.
Houston Chronicle
November 30, 2020, 9am PST
A recent report calls for the region stretching from Oregon to British Columbia to think big about accommodating expected population growth. The report's recommendation to build four new, large cities isn't universally accepted, however.
KUOW
November 19, 2020, 6am PST
The thirst for urban expansion and new highway capacity hit a roadblock on the fringe of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis.
D Magazine
November 9, 2020, 6am PST
New research from China finds an incredible rate of urban expansion in North America and China.
South China Morning Post
October 6, 2020, 8am PDT
A new study published in the Land Use Policy journal explains how Houston's rapid expansion occurred, and why it matters.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
September 23, 2020, 11am PDT
An economic development pro makes an argument for an approach to economic development that prioritizes the urban design decisions that favor community character.
Proud Places
September 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Democratic legislators in Nevada are considering a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to use gas tax revenues for transportation projects other than road construction, maintenance, and repair.
The Nevada Independent
Feature
July 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
Some parts of The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community and one of its most popular master planned communities, bear a striking resemblance to the neotraditional development favored by famous early examples of New urbanism.
James Brasuell