High-Rise Apartments

A view of the Boise skyline, across tress int he foreground. The state capitol is visible amongst other office buildings.

Skyline-Defining High-Rise Potentially Coming to Boise

A rendering making the rounds in Boise depicts a 40-story apartment building that would be taller than all other buildings in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

March 20, 2023 - Boise Dev

San Diego skyline and apartment buildings

San Diego Expands Transit Oriented Zoning From a Half-Mile to a Mile

A recent package of code changes by the city of San Diego will make it possible to build high-rise residential buildings and accessory dwelling units in larger areas around public transit.

February 23, 2023 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Multiple bridges busy with cars cross Lady Bird Lake outside downtown Austin, Texas.

Skyscraper Proposed for Austin Would Be Tallest in Texas

The skylines are starting to catch up to the hype about everything being bigger in Texas.

November 15, 2022 - Towers

City by the Bay

What Mistaken Urban Design Assumptions Can Teach Us

When writing city plans, past planners in San Francisco got some things just right—and some very wrong.

January 25, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

'Farm-to-Condo' Urban Agriculture Finds Roots in Brooklyn

Urban agriculture and market-rate multi-family housing developments could be a perfect match.

April 10, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Canada's 'Slab Farm' Blind Spot

In Canada, more people live in suburban high-rise apartment buildings than any other housing type. Doug Saunders looks at the country's belated recognition for its "elevator suburban" identity.

March 31, 2013 - The Globe and Mail

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