Urban Development

June 26, 2012, 5am PDT
In this excerpt from the new book, "City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form," author Emily Talen outlines the ways in which zoning ordinances, building codes and other bureaucratic restrictions negatively affect urban areas.
City Limits
February 13, 2012, 11am PST
A new report by one of China's premier academic research organizations has warned about rising discrepancies between the growth of China's cities and their ability to provide the resources necessary to serve those populations.
China Daily
February 8, 2012, 10am PST
Chuck Wolfe uses the urban scale adaptive reuse of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's retirement palace in Split, Croatia to argue for blending the past and future on a broader scale.
The Atlantic Cities
January 5, 2012, 6am PST
Planners and development experts explain why modeling Delhi after cities like Singapore, Hong Kon and Mumbai is misguided and dangerous.
The Times Of India
January 5, 2012, 5am PST
Low-income residents of the Upper 9th Ward in New Orleans have lived alongside a potentially lethal legacy of federal policy decisions -- and on top of a 95-acre municipal dump.
City Limits
December 16, 2011, 8am PST
International company IKEA, known for their low-cost design furniture, will develop a 26-acre complete London neighborhood.
The Pop-Up City
December 11, 2011, 7am PST
Carter Rubin at LA Metro’s The Source reports on ULI’s vision for Union Station, which Metro bought for a song earlier this year.
The Source
November 23, 2011, 1pm PST
The Center for Urban Real Estate unveiled a proposal to connect Lower Manhattan and Governors Island with landfill to spur development in the area. The connection would generate $16.7 billion of revenue for the city, the center estimates.
The New York Times
November 22, 2011, 10am PST
Hearst Corporation is planning to redevelop the city block that surrounds its San Francisco Chronicle offices at 5th and Mission. The update would include a new mixed use tower containing 1.3 million square feet of commercial space.
SF Gate
Blog post
November 1, 2011, 6pm PDT
Barbara Knecht
October 27, 2011, 2pm PDT
With the increasing popularity of online shopping, many shopping centers are losing retailers left and right. More unusual tenants are filling in the gaps, like gun ranges and bounce houses.
The Wall Street Journal
October 17, 2011, 12pm PDT
The Big Worm is a 2.2 mile elevated highway carving its way through South America's biggest city, carrying 80,000 vehicles a day past the bedroom windows of once elegant art deco apartment buildings.
The Washington Post
Blog post
September 21, 2011, 5pm PDT
Detroit is the darling of the media.
Barbara Knecht
Blog post
September 4, 2011, 10am PDT

For a while now, I've wondered if we have been mislabeling the development around well functioning transit stops as transit-oriented developments (TODs). This may seem odd, because numerous studies have shown that property values can increase by 20% to 40% percent around transit stops, particularly rail stations (although the increases are uneven).

Samuel Staley
August 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Residents of the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco fear that redevelopment threatens to gentrify the area in a way that pushes out low- and middle-income black residents.
High Country News
August 27, 2011, 11am PDT
Developers in Frederick, ND are aiming to build "green" homes that middle income buyers can afford. The homes are sporting features such as, solar panels, geothermal heating and high-tech computer systems that are typically found in high end homes.
The Washington Post
August 21, 2011, 7am PDT
Sports teams often coerce cities into contributing public funds toward the building of new stadiums. Numerous reports indicate that it's a bad deal for cities with little to no positive economic impact, writes Neal DeMause.
The Nation
August 5, 2011, 9am PDT
New Orleans, San Francisco, and Albuquerque are exploring, and implementing, community land trusts as an economic development tool that can encourage development in business districts while assuring that local businesses are not displaced.
Shelterforce
August 3, 2011, 1pm PDT
The post-carbon city will require dramatically different planning. Why not plan them with children in mind, writes Jason McLennan?
Yes! Magazine
August 2, 2011, 10am PDT
Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneors, now the executive chairman of CityView, makes the case for urban markets as the driving force of the real estate market (including investment from foreign investors) in the near future.
The Planning Report