Urban Development

18 hours ago
An historic moment for planning in Seattle: Density bonuses for affordable housing are now allowed all over the city as Seattle implements a big piece of its long-percolating Mandatory Housing Affordability plan.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
An explosion of upscale multifamily development in Texas cities reflects trends in the national housing market.
Curbed
Yesterday
Liberty Street was once a narrow, urban street. Now it's seven lanes of unsafe speeds and pedestrian risks. The city has a plan to greatly reduce the number of traffic lanes on the street, or another plan that won't.
WCPO
Yesterday
Size and growth go hand in hand, until they don't, according to a new analysis. Density might be the reason that synergy eventually shortcircuits.
CityLab
Yesterday
A plan to literally change the shape of Manhattan.
New York Magazine
2 days ago
It's time to get demand and supply on the same page, according to this report.
RCLCO
2 days ago
Alicia John-Baptiste, a veteran of transportation and planning agencies in San Francisco will take the helm of the influential planning and urbanism think thank.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.
The Guardian
3 days ago
"Jobs-rich area," a new term that targets some suburban regions, is among amendments added March 11 to Senate Bill 50, the reincarnation of Wiener's controversial SB 827 housing bill that died last year.
San Francisco Examiner
3 days ago
An analysis of retail data suggests that vehicle restrictions in the city center led to more sales and less emissions.
Forbes
3 days ago
The One Central development would transform 34 acres over Metro tracks near Soldier Field.
Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
Curbed Architecture Critic Alexandra Lange provides everything you need to know about the $25 billion, "city within the city" that opened to the public in Manhattan today. Also, the review isn't exactly positive.
Curbed
4 days ago
A new analysis of inequality looks at where people go and how they spend their time.
CityLab
4 days ago
Amarillo, a city of nearly 200,000 residents located in the Texas Panhandle, will rewrite its zoning ordinance for the first time in over 50 years.
Statesman
4 days ago
A new 3D printer, coming soon to the market, promises serious construction cost savings in an era of seriously expensive construction costs.
Curbed Austin
5 days ago
"The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes" illustrates the depth of the nation's rental housing affordability crisis.
Curbed
5 days ago
California's new governor is giving local governments more time to comply with state-mandated housing targets.
Los Angeles Times
5 days ago
The legislative quid pro quo is being used by members of the city council for the wrong reasons, leaving neighborhoods throughout the city in limbo.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
6 days ago
Online reviews aren't representative of overall neighborhood populations, but they can reveal data that otherwise might go unnoticed during research phases of planning processes.
PhysOrg
March 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of San Jose has the "least distinctive" downtown skyline of the nation's major cities, according to editorial board of The Mercury News. The City Council has a chance to change that.
The Mercury News