Urban Development

10 hours ago
Dan Gilbert is investing over $2 billion in four projects in downtown Detroit. The state is matching that ambition with $618 million of its own.
Detroit Free Press
Blog post
12 hours ago
Resilience to the impacts of climate change and other forms of natural disaster will require new levels of safety in the built environment.
Kayla Matthews
Yesterday
Chicago continues to lose population from parts of the city, so vacant properties are multiplying. The city's "Large Lots" program aims to return vacant properties back to control by residents of the neighborhoods.
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
Minneapolis is working to set the pace nationally for pro-housing initiatives focusing specifically on ending segregation.
Next City
Yesterday
Nashville's first transit oriented development plan, focusing on the neighborhood of Donelson, is facing opposition from affordable housing advocates.
The Tennessean
2 days ago
Even with tons of building permits already issued this year, the outlook for the state’s affordability crisis is pretty grim.
The Mercury News
2 days ago
Two towers, one reaching 1,100 feet and the other 850 feet, will take their place in the Chicago skyline.
The Architect's Newspaper
3 days ago
Revisiting one day in 2012, a reporter finds that many of the Dallas-Fort Worth areas affected by the storms were barely inhabited 20 years ago.
The Texas Tribune
3 days ago
In some cities and neighborhoods, the number of vacant properties is the only thing growing.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
3 days ago
One of the main forces behind Measure S spills her thoughts on Hollywood, homelessness and what’s wrong with planning in Los Angeles.
Curbed Los Angeles
4 days ago
A bustling economy and a worsening housing crisis isn't enough to inspire a building boom in San Francisco—quite the opposite in fact.
SocketSite
4 days ago
A state bill would allow for higher floor area ratio in New York City, designed to alleviate housing costs in the city, has gained most support from legislators representing areas outside the city.
Crain's New York Business
5 days ago
Neither environmentalists nor developers like the city’s current regulations around tree removal, but there is praise on both sides for the “smart and nimble” new version.
D Magazine
6 days ago
It’s "dramatically higher" than any number under discussion, and not even close to what the city will raise with its new tax on large businesses.
Crosscut
6 days ago
Affordable housing advocates, developers, and planning commissioners all got a bad taste in their mouth on this one.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Apple is pondering a major move into Northern Virginia. For comparison, state officials have pitched sites covering about half the desired size of Amazon's second headquarters and two-thirds the size of the Pentagon.
The Washington Post
May 16, 2018, 8am PDT
The new San Pedro Creek Culture Park is being touted as a celebration of Latinx culture.
The Architects Newspaper
May 16, 2018, 5am PDT
The city of Edina, Minnesota, provides an example of the suburban reaction to a wave of multi-family residential construction.
MinnPost
May 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Developers are adding an unprecedented level of new multi-family residential construction. Most of the projects are examples of missing middle housing typologies.
The Gazette
May 15, 2018, 12pm PDT
After examining property taxes for Target, Family Dollar, and Liberty Bank in Chicago, Steven Vance found that nearby dense development paid more per square foot than the big box developments.
Chicago Cityscape