Urban Development

6 hours ago
For a city in the middle of a rent crisis, the Tacoma Housing Authority project can't come too soon.
Curbed Seattle
9 hours ago
It's an unprecedented move, but developer Champion Real Estate hopes to be "part of the solution" for pricey Los Angeles.
Curbed LA
11 hours ago
A visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, reveals that churches are crucial elements in the creation of landscape. Their civic functions are at least as important as their theological functions.
Common Edge Collaborative
15 hours ago
The political support for an expanded set of tenant protections emerged in response to the program of rezonings underway as part of the de Blasio Administration's housing plan.
Politico
Yesterday
Drawing on a slew of examples, Dan Bertolet argues that Washington's State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) has been co-opted in ways that run against its original purpose: protecting the environment.
Sightline Institute
Yesterday
It's an idea that has already had some success in Philadelphia: give developers a tax abatement on projects that achieve some desired end, in this case fewer surface parking lots.
The Spokesman-Review
Yesterday
Smart growth advocates have been making this point for years, but a new report from the Washington, D.C. regional planning organization provides more evidence for the strategic location of population and job growth.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
The National Building Museum draws attention to the drastic change that has come to the American household. No longer does the nuclear family dominate the housing market, and a new era of housing development must be launched.
National Building Museum
3 days ago
The High Line in New York City has inspired ambitious projects all over the country. A pedestrian bridge proposed to connect the Arlington neighborhood of Crystal City to the Reagan National Airport provides the latest example.
Urban Turf
3 days ago
Development plans along the Expo Line need more density, affordable housing to achieve city goals
L.A. Times
3 days ago
The Sightline Institute has created an explainer video to make a supply-side argument in favor of new housing developments—even new market rate housing developments.
Sightline Institute
3 days ago
The lengths to which cities have gone, or will go, in their bids to attract the second headquarters for Amazon has produced a cottage industry of media coverage. Satire from The Onion follows that trail to its most explosive of possible ends.
The Onion
4 days ago
"You could be forgiven for reading the art as a message to less-than-opulent New Yorkers: You’ve lost your place," writes Michael Friedman.
CityLab
4 days ago
Political support and a new capital campaign are helping to expand the tiny home concept as a solution to homelessness in Austin, Texas.
Curbed Austin
4 days ago
The Houston Downtown Management District and Central Houston Inc. have released a new 20-year vision for Downtown Houston.
Houston Chronicle
4 days ago
A TriMet transit agency analysis has identified a culprit in the decline of transit ridership in Portland: gentrification and displacement.
TransitCenter
5 days ago
Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times, looks beyond sprawl and development issues that challenge Houston in its rebuilding efforts. An anti-urban, anti-regulation bias from the statehouse isn't helping matters.
The New York Times
5 days ago
The electric bicycles appeared in Portland last year, but Pittsburgh will get the company's first dedicated non-truck delivery route.
Pittsburgh City Paper
6 days ago
The Regional Plan Association released a new study that recommends steps toward higher density transit oriented development in transit adjacent communities around the New York region. The study also teases a big release coming later this month.
Regional Plan Association
6 days ago
Building on 2009's Transit Corridor Ordinance, Houston's Walkable Places Committee is creating a process for specific neighborhoods to adopt new rules emphasizing walkability.
The Urban Edge