Urban Development

5 hours ago
A study released this week by the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium ( the University of Houston, the Kinder Institute, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and more) raises concerns that new floodplain regulations could harm renters.
The Houston Chronicle
7 hours ago
More than 900 Chinese cities are continuing to plan for growth even as their populations shrink.
South China Morning Post
22 hours ago
Suburban cities are growing especially quickly, but many big cities are also dramatically upping their housing production.
Governing
Yesterday
The agency’s director wants to change the city’s transportation priorities and provide more mobility options to residents.
Next City
Yesterday
Updates are coming to the Third Street Promenade as it seeks to innovate the retail experience.
Los Angeles Magazine
Yesterday
The Housing Authority of New Orleans is trying to deliver more affordable housing units by throwing a few market-rate units into the deal.
The Advocate
Yesterday
Housing and Urban Development Secretary ben Carson has outlasted most of the original Trump cabinet, but maybe it's because he follows his boss's example so well when it comes to scheduling his time.
NBC News
Yesterday
Strong support for local control has made statewide legislation to address the housing affordability crisis difficult to approve in the Bay State.
The Boston Globe
2 days 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
2 days ago
An explosion of upscale multifamily development in Texas cities reflects trends in the national housing market.
Curbed
3 days ago
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
3 days ago
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
3 days ago
A plan to literally change the shape of Manhattan.
New York Magazine
3 days ago
It's time to get demand and supply on the same page, according to this report.
RCLCO
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 days ago
An analysis of retail data suggests that vehicle restrictions in the city center led to more sales and less emissions.
Forbes
5 days ago
The One Central development would transform 34 acres over Metro tracks near Soldier Field.
Chicago Tribune
6 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