Urban Development

5 hours ago
Is the gritty, diverse New York of yesteryear dying, vanishing, or otherwise ceasing to exist? Depends on who you ask and where you look.
Harper's
Yesterday
The scales of land use regulations are tipped, according to this editorial. Balancing them will result in a more affordable city.
Crain's New York Business
Yesterday
It's not the car but the driving subsidy that is responsible for many of the ills associated with auto dominance. Asking, "How do we get people out of cars?" is the wrong question, argues Joe Cortright, urban economist for City Observatory.
City Observatory
2 days ago
Seattle has more construction cranes dotting the skyline than any city in the United States.
The Seattle Times
2 days ago
Inequities in healthcare are linked to inequities in urban planning, a public health researcher argues.
Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability
3 days ago
The Midsummer Classic is over, and the dog days of summer are looming. Not every team has a chance at October baseball, but some still offer a lot to love in the neighborhood outside the ballpark.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
Planners and officials in Boston are gathering feedback from the community as an initial step in the recently announced planning and zoning process for East Boston.
The Bay State Banner
3 days ago
A planned and approved building in Portland would have pushed Cross Laminated Timber to new heights, but fell short of the needed financing to get done.
The Architect's Newspaper
3 days ago
The master plan proposed by the Society Hill Civic Association contains lessons about single-family zoning in a historic neighborhood with fingerprints of 20th century urban renewal also present.
PlanPhilly
3 days ago
New York City just approved new regulations on short-term rentals that could greatly reduce the number of listings in Airbnb's largest domestic market.
The New York Times
3 days ago
Housing starts haven't ben this low in nine months, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Reuters
4 days ago
In post-bankruptcy Detroit, planner Maurice Cox and his interdisciplinary team are making vacancy an asset, revitalizing through preservation, and listening to residents who know the city the best.
Urban Omnibus
4 days ago
A signature-gathering campaign has expressed a desire to extend height and density limits in San Mateo.
The Daily Journal
4 days ago
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
4 days ago
Master the ins and outs of inclusionary zoning.
CityLab
5 days ago
The Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Communities program, which offers development bonuses in exchange for affordable housing in developments near transit lines, is the city's most successful affordable housing tool.
The Real Deal
5 days ago
The City Council will still have to approve the likely controversial idea of allowing accessory dwelling units citywide in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pioneer Press
5 days ago
A new report from the Urban Institute aims to demystify the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Urban Institute
5 days ago
As City Council president, Ben Stuckart passed legislation to facilitate apartments and limit parking requirements. He hopes voters see the additional housing as a benefit.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander
5 days ago
The pace of condo construction in Seattle has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels, but it's also come a long way from 2012.
Crosscut