Urban Development

7 hours ago
Redondo Beach, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, is responding to public outcry by halting all mixed-use projects in the city. Meanwhile, an advisory committee is working on the city's first new General Plan in 25 years.
Daily Breeze
8 hours ago
Underwater parking garages have been constructed in Europe, and Boston seems like the perfect opportunity to bring the idea to the United States.
The Boston Globe
9 hours ago
The American Society of Landscape Architects' list of podcasts for landscape architects is heavy on planning-related content.
THE DIRT
12 hours ago
While productivity improves in almost every sector of the U.S. economy, it's dropping quickly in the construction industry.
The Economist
15 hours ago
The soon-to-be tallest building in the nation not located in New York City of Chicago has a structural issue that required a pause on construction. The issue is not expected to be catastrophic, however.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
You might have been waiting for this article, and its many revelations about life inside the Department of Housing and urban Development, since January or November.
New York
Yesterday
San Antonio is changing, and the city's land use regulations aren't living up to the desires of the city's communities, according to one local architect and planner.
Rivard Report
Yesterday
San Jose officials are having a hard time finding a neighborhood that will welcome an innovative approach to housing the local homeless population.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The public sector and the private sector need a better system of incentives to deliver on the infrastructure and development investments necessary to prepare for climate change and other environmental threats.
Smart Cities Dive
Yesterday
A draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan will be made public on September 13, 2017. The plan focuses on revitalizing the city's urban core.
Atlanta Intown
Yesterday
A key committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Shreveport, Louisiana approved a new highway through the neighborhood of Allendale, a historic but struggling neighborhood adjacent to downtown.
Shreveport Times
Feature
2 days ago
The world has changed since Planetizen crowdsourced its "Top Urban Thinkers" in 2009. Which urban planners, designers, doers, and dreamers do you think have had the most influence on the world?
Planetizen
3 days ago
Public notice signs rarely garner much attention. Atlanta's planning department is changing that by partnering with a private design firm. The result? More striking signage.
Fast Co. Design
4 days ago
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger
5 days ago
A new pilot project doesn't have the funding to upend the housing market in one of the most expensive markets in the country, but it does set a precedent of support for new housing models.
Curbed Los Angeles
6 days ago
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
Sightline Institute
August 16, 2017, 2pm PDT
Essential reading from Alissa Walker.
Curbed
August 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
The design proposal for the Triboro Corridor is speculative, but meant to inspire the conversation on one of the "4c" ideas at the heart of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan.
6sqft
August 16, 2017, 8am PDT
Is the bar for health risks in brownfield development set too high? Environmental attorney Richard Opper thinks so and argues the case in this opinion piece.
UrbDeZine
August 15, 2017, 12pm PDT
"The Bronx is open for business—the tech business," according to an opinion piece in Crain's New York Business.
Crain's New York Business