Developers

March 30, 2012, 7am PDT
Mary E. Morrison reports on a precipitous drop in the percentage of renters leasing parking spaces in new downtown Chicago residential buildings, causing developers to rethink the way they build and market their buildings.
Crain's Chicago Business
December 5, 2011, 2pm PST
Despite depressed home prices around the U.S., Toronto's condo market is still so hot that the city government is considering getting a piece of the action.
The Globe and Mail
December 2, 2011, 6am PST
A group of McGill University planners have released a report on municipal funding highlighting untapped sources of revenue. The most glaring of them: fees levied on developers to pay for city services.
The Gazette
October 7, 2011, 1pm PDT
An interview with architect and developer Marcel Wisznia on why architects should develop their own projects.
AIA
September 1, 2011, 12pm PDT
Changes to the planning system in England have locals and environmental groups up in arms.
Guardian
Blog post
July 7, 2011, 11am PDT

"The secret of Disney is doing things you don't need, and doing them well, and realizing that you needed them all along...Walt Disney was ahead of everyone, always."

-Isaac Asimov, interviewed by Leonard Maltin

Tim Halbur
March 22, 2011, 1pm PDT
Greg O'Connell has been called that, for his community-developing strategies that helped transform Red Hook. His new target: the small town of Mount Morris in upstate New York.
The New York Times
January 8, 2011, 7am PST
In a controversial move, new Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Billy Buzzett, vice-president at a development company, to lead the state's Department of Community Affairs.
The St. Petersburg Times
May 18, 2010, 11am PDT
Yonah Freemark argues that encouraging developers to build their own transit (as Christopher Leinberger recently argued) could be highly problematic.
Next American City
May 11, 2010, 7am PDT
Los Angeles developer Barry Shy commissioned a muralist to paint an "urban jungle" in the lobby of his new residential high-rise. He got lions and waterfalls snuggled up against the downtown LA skyline.
Curbed
May 4, 2010, 7am PDT
Los Angeles developer Barry Shy commissioned a muralist to paint an "urban jungle" in the lobby of his new residential high-rise. He got lions and waterfalls snuggled up against the downtown LA skyline.
Curbed
April 21, 2010, 11am PDT
An exhibit of architectural plans from developers working in Montreal shows possible futures for the city, ranging from striking domes to mixed-use commercial and residential complexes.
The Gazette (Montreal)
March 20, 2010, 11am PDT
In Corpus Christi, Texas, a park development fee on inner city properties has developers crying foul, claiming it discourages development in inner cities where it should be encouraged.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
March 11, 2010, 2pm PST
The Center for Public Integrity continues its investigation into who is influencing transportation policy at the federal level. They found that lack of governmental focus has left the door open for developers to point the way.
Center for Public Integrity
October 26, 2009, 7am PDT
Edward M. Czuker is known for building bold developments. Residents of Playa del Ray are concerned about what his latest project will look like in their neighborhood.
LA Weekly
October 22, 2009, 10am PDT
A survey shows that 2/3rds of Houston residents are ready for stricter land use regulations. This follows a number of high-profile clashes between neighborhoods and developers who want to build in them.
The Houston Chronicle
June 19, 2009, 1pm PDT
25 farmers in Fairfield County, Ohio are attempting to prevent future development by preserving their farmland in permanent agricultural use.
The Columbus Dispatch
May 11, 2009, 7am PDT
Builder Magazine presents six lessons for builders to learn from the housing bust, including 'limit your land holdings', 'build smarter', and 'diversify beyond new-home construction'.
Builder Magazine
April 14, 2009, 2pm PDT
Reporters at the Land Use Accountability Project have uncovered evidence that home appraisers were under great pressure at the height of the bubble to inflate home values.
Land Use Accountability Project
April 8, 2009, 11am PDT
Officials in San Antonio say they've closed a legal loophole that allowed developers to clear trees for ranching or farming.
San Antonio Express-News