Urban Development

15 hours ago
Ford has confirmed its plan to move into the Michigan Central Depot in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
19 hours ago
Jason Segedy's review of a must-read for all planners interested in the subject of "Legacy Cities."
Notes from the Underground
21 hours ago
The winner of a competition to design the Chouteau Greenway in St. Louis hopes landscape architecture can inspire a larger conversation about race and class.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
Yesterday
A small city in the South Bay Area, south of San Jose, has approved its first multi-family housing project—because state law mandated it.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The Trump Administration's tariffs on Canadian lumber are passing costs down to homebuyers, according to industry experts.
The Dallas Morning News
Yesterday
New Yorkers are ratting out rats.
The Wall Street Journal [paywall]
3 days ago
Another example of a city looking for revenue to support affordable housing projects in response to the growing cost of housing.
The Wall Street Journal
4 days ago
Parking prices, toll lanes, and tickets to a ballgame can be dynamic, with prices fluctuating depending on market conditions. What if zoning could change when triggered by demographic and market conditions?
Strong Towns
4 days ago
An advocacy group is republishing the 1974 regional plan for sustainability, and finding that it's just as relevant now as it was then.
Bisnow
5 days ago
Initiative 66, which would have imposed strict development limits around the Front Range, ran out of steam.
The Denver Post
Blog post
6 days ago
European cities tend to be more walkable and transit-accessible—perhaps because they get the three Ds right (density, diversity, and design).
Michael Lewyn
6 days ago
A new law would crack down on illegal hotel conversions by increasing regulation of short-term rental companies like Airbnb.
City & State
6 days ago
A call for civility amid the great zoning debate in Austin, Texas.
KUT
6 days ago
All that empty acreage means that these big, rapidly developing cities don’t really have to sprawl.
CommercialCafe
6 days ago
This summer, the seashore town of Wildwood is charging a fee for people with the right cars to park in a very convenient location.
The New York Times
Blog post
June 10, 2018, 1pm PDT
There are many ways that city planning and urban design can mitigate, or exacerbate, the spread of public health risks.
Kayla Matthews
June 10, 2018, 11am PDT
A city grappling with a homeless crisis might rethink its spending habits.
The Stranger
June 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver is developing a plan to weaken the impacts of real estate speculation along the route of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension.
The Georgia Straight
June 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
Houston is taking steps to finalize and approve a plan to spend $1.15 billion in federal disaster relief funding after Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chronicle
June 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
Houston joins cities like Philadelphia, Detroit, and Minneapolis in demanding a greater return on public dollars.
Next City