Urban Development

5 hours ago
To counteract the effects of sprawl, a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers recommends locating job growth in the city of Melbourne, Australia, in locations outside the city's core.
The Australian
7 hours ago
The Seattle Times says there could be no worse time than right now to repeal tax exempt bonds that help finance affordable housing.
The Seattle Times
9 hours ago
Not everything went according to plan in a perfectly planned demolition even in Atlanta over the weekend.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Yesterday
A crowdfunding campaign recently launched to support a new kind of commissary kitchen in Portland.
The Oregonian
Yesterday
Streetsblog Chicago took a look at the big projects reshaping the Chicago Transit Authority, on the occasion of the transit system's 70th anniversary.
Streetsblog Chicago
2 days ago
An era of multi-family construction is expected to slow as the housing market recalibrate, according to analysis in Bloomberg.
Bloomberg
2 days ago
The Regional Transportation Authority has been supporting transit oriented development planning processes in suburbs like Bartlett.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
David Duyen identifies an under-reported culprit in the so-called "retail apocalypse," and challenges policy makers to respond.
New Republic
3 days ago
A relative lack of conversions from office to residential—the adaptive reuse model driving the housing market in many urban areas—makes the Washington, D.C. region a perfect place to study the factors that make or break an adaptive reuse proposal.
Greater Greater Washington
3 days ago
Robert Steuteville reviews Cities Alive, by Michael Mehaffy, describing the newly released book as "an important analysis for urbanism."
Public Square: A CNU Journal
3 days ago
The St. Louis trolley revival is running out of cash.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
3 days ago
Blogger and planners Pete Saunders is acknowledging black urbanists from all over the spectrum of civic involvement.
The Corner Side Yard
4 days ago
For a city in the middle of a rent crisis, the Tacoma Housing Authority project can't come too soon.
Curbed Seattle
4 days ago
It's an unprecedented move, but developer Champion Real Estate hopes to be "part of the solution" for pricey Los Angeles.
Curbed LA
4 days ago
A visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, reveals that churches are crucial elements in the creation of landscape. Their civic functions are at least as important as their theological functions.
Common Edge Collaborative
4 days ago
The political support for an expanded set of tenant protections emerged in response to the program of rezonings underway as part of the de Blasio Administration's housing plan.
Politico
5 days ago
Drawing on a slew of examples, Dan Bertolet argues that Washington's State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) has been co-opted in ways that run against its original purpose: protecting the environment.
Sightline Institute
5 days ago
It's an idea that has already had some success in Philadelphia: give developers a tax abatement on projects that achieve some desired end, in this case fewer surface parking lots.
The Spokesman-Review
5 days ago
Smart growth advocates have been making this point for years, but a new report from the Washington, D.C. regional planning organization provides more evidence for the strategic location of population and job growth.
Greater Greater Washington
6 days ago
The National Building Museum draws attention to the drastic change that has come to the American household. No longer does the nuclear family dominate the housing market, and a new era of housing development must be launched.
National Building Museum