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.
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
February 10, 2009, 1pm PST
The Motley Fool says developers' stocks are rallying, and they predict that the stimulus package will also mean a recovery among realtors and mortgage brokers.
The Motley Fool
January 27, 2009, 9am PST
Rockrose Development Corporation in New York sees itself as in the business of creating community in its buildings. But some tenants have found that if you're critical of Rockrose, you might find yourself on the street.
The New York Times
December 22, 2008, 1pm PST
With a record amount of commercial real-estate debt coming due, some of the country's biggest property developers have become the latest to go hat-in-hand to the government for assistance.
The Wall St. Journal
December 9, 2008, 7am PST
How should cities incentivize developers in a down market? And should they? William Fulton reflects on the price cities will pay to get new buildings, and if it is worth it.
Governing Magazine
October 28, 2008, 1pm PDT
Dawanna Williams of Dabar Development Partners discusses the narrower options for mid-sized developers in the current financial climate.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 14, 2008, 5am PDT
Calgary has the largest ecological footprint of any large Canadian municipality. The city council is trying to fix that history with Plan It Calgary, a new land use and transportation plan- and developers are none too pleased.
Fast Forward Weekly
July 25, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Developers often see naming streets as their way of making a mark, naming streets after daughters, alma maters, or the family dog. But they often find themselves tangled up in regulations and the limits of their own creativity.</p>
The News & Observer
June 5, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A real estate developer in San Diego is turning activist, claiming a new residential development isn't working within the community guidelines. San Diego CityBeat suspects something else is happening here.</p>
San Diego CityBEAT