Development

May 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Chris Otten says change doesn't come from "being nice to decision makers," so he's comfortable being confrontational with developers and City Council members he sees as taking advantage of the poor.
The Washington Post
May 1, 2017, 10am PDT
Reconciling accessibility and safety with costs and innovation in the Golden State.
The Bay City Beacon
March 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Portland has built many new apartments in the city's core, and that seems to be slowing down rent growth in the area.
The Oregonian
March 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Los Angeles seems primed for a development boom, but when developments are built near highways there can be serious health consequences.
Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2017, 9am PST
As Over-the-Rhine becomes a more prosperous neighborhood, some have undertaken efforts to make sure the long-time residents don't get left behind.
Next City
December 15, 2016, 5am PST
Houston's development has meant the loss of many wetlands, a key factor in protecting the against floods. This, coupled with climate change, will mean more floods, causing more danger and damage to the growing city.
ProPublica
November 27, 2016, 1pm PST
An interactive map from Chicago Cityscape shows all of the city's parking lots, vacant spaces, and city-owned land. Not all of it is truly vacant, or developable, but the map shows how much scope remains for new construction.
Chicago Cityscape
October 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
A successful TOD will be predicated upon three core elements: 1) development; 2) transit; and 3) transit-friendly amenities. While focus tends to be on the first two elements, this article provides insights on the importance of the third element.
Renewal & Redevelopment (Association for Redevelopment Initiatives)
October 7, 2016, 11am PDT
These historic sites—be they buildings, districts, or natural landscapes—are closer to destruction than any others in the United States.
Next City
August 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
Last week, leaders of the initiative to curb development in L.A. surprisingly presented Mayor Eric Garcetti with an ultimatum: Agree to their list of demands by August 24, or they will take the issue to the March 2017 ballot.
The Planning Report
July 7, 2016, 11am PDT
Canceled projects, price discounts, and increased incentives to buyers are already showing up in real estate developments in key U.S. regions, writes estate and affordable housing adviser Michael P. Russell. He reviews some key indicators.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
May 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reviewing Governor Jerry Brown's recent proposed legislation to permit projects that provide affordable housing to be approved as-of-right.
Reuben Duarte
May 12, 2016, 11am PDT
Globe St. featured an exclusive interview with Gail Goldberg, executive director of the Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles Chapter, and former planning director of Los Angeles and San Diego.
Globe St.
March 3, 2016, 8am PST
Los Angeles is experiencing an elevated anti-growth conversation and suspicion of insider dealings at City Hall. In the midst of this, a councilmember known as an "outsider" aims to reconcile his constituents with the city's development processes.
The Planning Report
July 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
Into an active development environment, and the resulting heightened pitch of development controversies, comes a new app from the city of Seattle that allows the public to track development projects.
Puget Sound Business Journal
Blog post
June 4, 2015, 6am PDT
After San Francisco Supervisors reject housing moratorium, proponents vow ballot initiative. But a moratorium is the wrong solution to the problem and would likely lead to continued price increases, condo conversions, and Ellis Act evictions.
Reuben Duarte
January 6, 2015, 11am PST
As people move back into the cities, and rental housing demand goes up, it's been an interesting time for people wrestling with the problems of highly unaffordable areas to live.
Rooflines
November 5, 2014, 10am PST
After noting the heated rhetoric that surrounds development in Santa Monica, especially during election season, Jason Islas reveals claims of the city's overdevelopment to be true—if we're talking about cars.
Santa Monica Next
October 18, 2014, 5am PDT
Jared Green asks the billion dollar question for economic developers and planning agencies throughout the United States: is urban revitalization of neighborhoods possible without the subsequent gentrification and displacement of current residents?
ASLA The Dirt
October 4, 2014, 7am PDT
For planners, the key to moving a city’s vision for development forward is to value public as well as private investment in projects, according to urban planner and author Howard M. Blackson III.
UrbDeZine