Urban Development

Portland, Oregon street

Redlined Neighborhoods Suffer More From Extreme Heat

The recent heat wave in the Pacific Northwest highlighted how historical inequities still affect the health and well-being of low-income and marginalized communities.

July 23, 2021 - Atmos

201 Ellicott Street under construction in September 2020.

Buffalo Development Will Feature the City's First Mobility Hub

The project, which is located near light rail and bus stations, will also include a ride hailing zone, bike parking, and improved pedestrian facilities.

July 23, 2021 - Next City

House in Tucson, Arizona

More Western Cities Approve ADUs to Help Relieve Housing Crisis

Proponents of 'granny flats' say they can alleviate housing shortages and help families keep their homes, but others worry that the programs don't do enough to target low- and middle-income property owners.

July 22, 2021 - High Country News

Manhattan Retail

Too Much Commercial Zoning for Affordable Housing in SoHo's Controversial Rezoning Plan?

Mayor Bill de Blasio is crossing the finish line of his time in office at the same time as one of the most controversial rezoning processes of his administration.

July 22, 2021 - New York Post

Manhattan

Big Cities Aren't as Bad as People Think

Paul Krugman argues that the pervasive myth of cities as crime-ridden cesspools harms democracy and creates a false contrast between urban and small-town America.

July 21, 2021 - New York Times

Tall buildings in Downtown Phoenix.

Arizona's Tallest Building Will Soon Be Vacant

The tallest building in the Grand Canyon State will enter a new era.

July 21, 2021 - KJZZ

Woman Walking London

Women Avoid Walking Due to Fear of Assault, Survey Says

A global survey shows that women around the world overwhelmingly cite fear of assault as the top reason for avoiding walking.

July 21, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Commute

Remote Work Won't Radically Change Where We Work

As tech firms like Apple expand their satellite offices and remote work opportunities, economists and work experts debate just how much the dispersal made possible by remote work will be held in check by the forces of agglomeration.

July 21, 2021 - NPR

Waterplace Park

Providence Plans Ambitious Public Space Makeover

Take a virtual tour of the new public spaces proposed in the Providence Unified Vision Plan.

July 21, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Tongass National Forest

The (Nearly) Glacial Timescale of Planning

Planners are used to taking a few years to develop plans, and maybe a few more for development to take hold. For some of California's biggest projects, it's more about decades than years.

July 20, 2021 - California Planning & Development Report

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.