Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
It’s not "luxury" factors that make housing in Washington, D.C., extremely expensive.
An exposé published by Bloomberg reveals the details of the land owner by the nation's 100 largest property owners.
Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
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.
The city of Dublin, Ohio, is trying to un-eminent domain some land it acquired from a local landowner. The project it had seized the land for has since fallen apart, and the city now wants its $5 million payoff back.
The Columbus Dispatch
Brazilian slums represent huge segments of the country's urban population, especially in Sao Paulo. Upgrading them into economically sustainable segments of the city is a challenge, but a new toolkit offers a path to success.
Cities across the globe are rediscovering their waterfronts. As this piece from <em>Places</em> discusses, revitalization of these former industrial areas includes more than just green space.