Cities

March 1, 2016, 9am PST
When the "highest and best use" of city land...isn't.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 17, 2016, 11am PST
According to the real estate website, urban home values are growing faster than those in the suburbs, bucking a longtime trend. This isn't exactly surprising, but it has serious social justice implications.
Puget Sound Business Journal
February 17, 2016, 9am PST
Get this guide for 21 apps and services for enjoying the city of Los Angeles to its fullest, whether you're a resident or a visitor.
Netted
January 28, 2016, 10am PST
City Observatory puts the housing market of major U.S. cities in perspective by comparing the value of housing markets to the value of large corporations.
City Observatory
January 12, 2016, 5am PST
As the dust settles from the Great Recession—evidence is growing to support the growing relevance of urban areas in the overall economic picture of the United States.
City Observatory
December 15, 2015, 10am PST
As the presidential election season gears up, Mortimer B. Zuckerman's op-ed offers a cynical and weary electorate hope by invoking a transformative political vision of the role of the city.
U.S. News & World Report
November 9, 2015, 8am PST
The World Economic Forum offers a reminder of just how drastically things could change, and soon, in cities.
Citiscope
Blog post
November 8, 2015, 7am PST
A city has always been understood and defined as a pattern of human settlement. This op-ed suggests that a city needs to be a product of its environment, rather than the environment simply being a product of it.
Steven Snell
October 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new book from the Manhattan Institute, available for free download, argues that cities will have to full embrace experimentation and evaluation to be true laboratories of innovation.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
October 14, 2015, 8am PDT
Most cities around the world can be broken down into 27 typical patterns of development, according to the work of a researcher at UC Davis.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
October 11, 2015, 5am PDT
As the new arrivals—young, mostly white urbanites—have descended into some of Philadelphia's working class and immigrant neighborhoods, the push back by locals has been met with a push back by the gentrifiers.
PhillyMag
October 8, 2015, 9am PDT
A long and ranging article in the New Yorker surveys non-fiction, art, and other manifestations of intellectualism for insight into the plight of the city—to always be cast in some manner of morality tale.
The New Yorker
October 8, 2015, 7am PDT
Can cities be at the forefront of tackling climate change? According to forthcoming research by Arup and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, cities play a crucial role in addressing this pressing issue.
Doggerel
September 24, 2015, 11am PDT
After spending more than a decade in government and real estate development, Brian Swett recently joined Arup in the role of Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate in the Americas. We asked for his thoughts on urban expansion and development.
Doggerel
September 18, 2015, 10am PDT
Cities face challenges associated with rising values, an influx of more educated residents, and gentrification. Here's what cities can do.
Better Cities & Towns
September 4, 2015, 6am PDT
The only thing as ubiquitous as love letters are break up letters. Now it's even easier to break up with your city, using real data from the U.S. Census.
Tiny Subversions
August 27, 2015, 11am PDT
Superstorm Sandy spurred the New York City Economic Development Corporation to form the RISE:NYC program, a global competition for innovative solutions to post-disaster resiliency. Arup's Sarah Wesseler spoke with them to learn more.
Doggerel
August 25, 2015, 11am PDT
Low crime rates and affordable property preoccupy adults, but kids need something more: the ability to walk the streets and play out on their own. In The Guardian, Viv Groskop explores the "popsicle test" and other elements of child-friendly cities.
The Guardian
Blog post
August 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Joel Kotkin argues that Jane Jacobs's insights are of limited value because cities are no longer useful for middle-class families.
Michael Lewyn
July 31, 2015, 8am PDT
As the nation becomes more racially diverse, so too do the suburbs.
Brookings: The Avenue