Urban Development

16 hours ago
You can pay off the mortgage, but you can never leave.
The New York Times
18 hours ago
Over ten percent of housing units in Seattle are single-room units, a new high and the result of a shift in housing costs and trends in recent years.
The Seattle Times
19 hours ago
A federal funding program for city parks means green space for communities but also brings many social and economic benefits.
Governing
Yesterday
Over ten years after the Big Dig finally completed construction, more and more people in Boston are willing to say the project was worth all the trouble.
Bisnow Boston
Yesterday
A conspicuous benchmark in the epicenter of the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The Lower 9th Ward has been slow to return to its pre-Katrina state. A new program by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority changes recovery strategy in the neighborhood.
The Advocate
Yesterday
A parcel-by-parcel map of zoning changes included in the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.
Star Tribune
2 days ago
More landlords are refusing Section 8 vouchers for housing, neither willing to deal with the federal bureaucracy nor to risk missing out on the peak windfall of an expansive rental market.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Code requirements for wind resistance vary substantially across Florida, with less stringent building requirements in areas of the Panhandle hit hard by Hurricane Michael.
The Miami Herald
3 days ago
The city has proposed tighter rules for new construction and a more active approach to securing existing tall structures from collapse.
Governing
3 days ago
A sizable former AT&T campus in suburban Chicago will be redeveloped into mixed-use, despite "sluggish" local leasing activity and the potential closure of Sears' nearby headquarters.
The Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
Using data from Microsoft, the New York Times has published an online map showing the placement of every building in the country, in a simple black and white format.
The New York Times
4 days ago
In an opinion piece bemoaning the passage of legislation that gives the BART board new land use planning authority, BART Director Deborah Allen argues that planners won't make good directors because they lack independence.
East Bay Times
4 days ago
The former president's Obama Presidential Center, to be constructed in Chicago's Jackson Park, has faced opposition from nearby residents concerned about its effects on the area.
The Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
They're a good start. But compared to similar policies in cities like Portland and Vancouver, Seattle's new policies around accessory dwelling units may be lackluster.
The Urbanist
5 days ago
Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.
Twin Cities
5 days ago
TEXRail, a commuter rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth, is scheduled to begin service in several months. With it has come a surge of investment in transit-oriented development.
Fort Worth Business Press
5 days ago
The city of Philadelphia released a document detailing its intentions around housing and related policies. The plan, which has been described as "ambitious," places a focus on equity.
PlanPhilly
5 days ago
The Detroit project was slated to become a massive sports and entertainment district. After five years, little has changed.
The Guardian
5 days ago
It received a lot of press, but ultimately California's Senate Bill 827 went nowhere. Now, the state senator who introduced the bill is working with advocates who opposed it on another version that just might have better chances.
Curbed Los Angeles