Urban Development

19 hours ago
A new map shows where privately owned public spaces are located to encourage more public use.
Curbed New York
Yesterday
A plan that would change zoning along a key stretch of Marshall Avenue in St. Paul has been called both an upzoning and a downzoning. It's got a little bit of both.
Pioneer Press
Yesterday
With a plan to build a Trinity Toll Road a thing of the past, there are now two plans for parks along the Trinity River. One would "rewild" the watershed.
D Magazine
Yesterday
The city of Vancouver's new density regulations will be the envy of many a YIMBY.
The Vancouver Sun
Yesterday
The Cincinnati City Council voted this week to eliminate parking requirements in vast swaths of the downtown urban core.
Streetsblog USA
2 days ago
Life is different in Pontevedra.
The Gardian
2 days ago
It's a familiar story: artists who flocked to an underused district for the low prices and plentiful space now find themselves inundated by new money, newcomers, and lots of craft beer.
Minneapolis Post
2 days ago
Created to speed investment in struggling communities, the federal Opportunity Zones program could also spur research into how capital can be better deployed on a district-by-district basis.
The New Localism
2 days ago
In a new book, Hans Westlund and Tigran Haas argue that the global knowledge economy is radically reshaping urban development. Eventually, they say, it'll render meaningless our present notions of "urban," "suburban," and "rural."
Regional Studies Association
3 days ago
Aided by state, local, and private support, the University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major expansion of its footprint in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Express News
3 days ago
A new state law meant to overcome local barriers to development is having its first big test run in Cupertino, California.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
Seattle shows how new buildings and new trees can be added to a city simultaneously—in fact, neighborhoods adding new buildings are maintaining its urban tree canopy while static single-family neighborhoods are losing trees.
Sightline Institute
4 days ago
The 760-acre North Branch Industrial Corridor could be a game changer for the North Side, but the Chicago Tribune wants to make sure that quality of life is considered along visions of economic development.
The Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
Alexandria, Virginia's waterfront was built on landfill below the natural elevation of the Potomac River. City officials hope to build new seawalls to protect that area from floods.
Greater Greater Washington
4 days ago
The redevelopment plan for the "Gulch" site could have created a potential Amazon headquarters location, but it's been tabled over concern about the return on the city's investment.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
5 days ago
A diverse Boston community alliance initially came together to maintain stability in neighborhoods affected by foreclosures. It has changed focus as its work has continued.
Next City
6 days ago
The passing of Senator John McCain has reinvigorated the Rio Reimagined project.
Arizona Republic
6 days ago
A controversial form of value capture, tax increment financing begs for further analysis and understanding. A new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sheds light on the subject.
CityLab
September 15, 2018, 11am PDT
With the price of steel increasing significantly since the beginning of the year, the construction industry has little choice but to build through a more expensive process.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
September 14, 2018, 5am PDT
A collection of drone footage of the world's most beautiful cities, for those of us ready for a deskcation.
The Mercury News