Urban Development

15 hours ago
Pittsburgh is considering a gentrification and displacement prevention measure for longtime residents of rapidly changing neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
16 hours ago
Detroit's property values are climbing, steeply, for the first time in almost two decades.
The Detroit News
19 hours ago
Seattle recently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but the predicted traffic chaos hasn’t ensued.
City Commentary
21 hours ago
Housing advocates still expect controversies over the loss of parking to make room for thousands of affordable housing units.
CBC
22 hours ago
A network of monitoring devices will bring together technology and data analytics to help inform residents about air pollution.
Quartz
Yesterday
Soil often doesn’t get the attention that it deserves, but it is integral to the ecology of cities.
The Guardian
Yesterday
Accessory dwelling units should be easier to build in California, but the process is still slow and complicated in many cities, say housing advocates.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The wisdom of a broad cross section of residents and stakeholders is an essential part of planning and designing livable, efficient, and authentic communities.
Strong Towns
Yesterday
New York and Chicago asked residents to suggest sites for new docking stations. Most were not put at those locations, but that doesn’t mean collecting public input is not a useful and important part of the planning process, say researchers.
CityLab
Yesterday
After years of planning and development, two Green Zones in Minneapolis are attracting desired investments and paving the way for more success.
Energy News Network
Feature
Yesterday
The following excerpt, written by Daniel Kay Hertz in the introduction to The Battle of Lincoln Park, challenges assumptions about the forces of gentrification in Chicago, with lessons for communities around the country.
Daniel Kay Hertz
2 days ago
Feeling a little "tl;dr" about the "Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019" article published by Planetizen earlier this month?
Planetizen via YouTube
3 days ago
After a decade of shifting market preferences and an ongoing urban renaissance, how do downtown home prices compare in cities around the country?
Property Shark
4 days ago
Sen. Scott Wiener introduced legislation to make state highways that run through villages, town, and cities, often acting as main streets, accommodate the safety needs of walkers, cyclists, and transit users when undergoing capital improvements.
Streetsblog California
5 days ago
An illustrated comic strip introduces the community of support found at Right 2 Dream Too, a homeless community of tents and tiny homes built by and for homeless people.
The Nib
5 days ago
Supermarket closings have turned parts of the city into food deserts. As a result, residents lack access to fresh food and suffer health and economic consequences.
Louisville Courier Journal
5 days ago
Assurances that the plan will not include large commercial venues have not calmed fears about the future of local independent clubs.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
As cities define our world in new ways every day, Penn Institute for Urban Research asked nearly dozen urban experts, “Why cities?”
Penn IUR Urban Link
6 days ago
Property acquisition in Texas won't come easy.
The Washington Post
6 days ago
The New York Times takes a deep dive into the "dark store theory" costing local municipalities millions, and potentially more, in property tax revenues all over the country.
The New York Times