In Praise of Single-Staircase Construction
U.S. building codes mandate two staircases in multi-story buildings, but some argue this requirement reduces affordability and encourages wasteful, uninspired design.
Chicago's Disappearing Multi-Unit Buildings
The city is seeing a rapid loss of its signature two-, three-, and four-flat residential buildings, which historically served as affordable housing for working-class families.
Opinion: Portland Housing Reforms Are the Solution Needed Now
A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.
Opinion: End of Single-Family Zoning Won’t Solve Minneapolis' Housing Problems
Even as density increases in Minneapolis, affordable housing is not going to be accessible to the people who need it, according to an article by James S. Russell.
Wave of New Apartment Building in Sydney Means Relief for Renters
Sydney built more than 30,000 multi-unit homes last year. That new supply has meant falling rents in most of the city.
University of New Mexico - School of Architecture & Planning
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
Arizona State University, Ten Across
Park City Municipal Corporation
National Capital Planning Commission
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.