Urban Development

July 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
Looking back to evaluate the potential of the present.
The Washington Post
July 8, 2018, 7am PDT
And stop changing the subject, adds the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Under the new guidelines, developers will need to implement specific community engagement strategies, at times based on a neighborhood's demographics.
The Urbanist
July 6, 2018, 6am PDT
Good Jobs First put a price tag on the lucrative deals local and state officials throw at flashy tech companies. It's a trend that is only growing with deals like Foxconn in Wisconsin and the expected Amazon HQ2 announcement.
The Guardian
July 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
The U.S. has lower average life expectancy than most peer countries. New research indicates that this results in part from sprawl. Life expectancy, economic mobility, mobility options, personal health and safety all improve in less sprawling areas.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
July 5, 2018, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is hoping that changes to the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan will finally yield new residential developments.
Urbanize LA
July 4, 2018, 9am PDT
Tony Dutzik, senior policy analyst with the Frontier Group, presents three environmental reasons to support shared bikes and scooters, and why cities that have adopted climate plans should accommodate these small, clean, shared vehicles.
Frontier Group
July 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
This isn’t a speculative, unfunded design competition. The city has already promised to borrow $4 billion toward the $8.5 billion O'Hare 21 expansion plan.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 3, 2018, 11am PDT
A new report shows that low-carbon development policies can help to achieve numerous planning goals including job creation, improved safety and public health, social inclusion, and improved accessibility.
The Economic and Social Benefits of Low-Carbon Cities: A Systematic Review of the Evidence
July 3, 2018, 10am PDT
Utah has generally made room for single-family homes in the past, but the Salt Lake Tribune thinks its time for new plans as the state faces demographic changes and worsening affordability.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Blog post
July 3, 2018, 6am PDT
It is indeed possible to have a city full of low-rise buildings that is still compact enough for excellent transit service—but only if most side streets are used for mid-rise buildings instead of houses.
Michael Lewyn
July 2, 2018, 9am PDT
What does it take to make the bold step toward ending parking minimums in an entire city?
Strong Towns
Feature
July 2, 2018, 5am PDT
Evidence described here suggests that urban design for "eyes on the street" is not enough to lower crime.
Fanis Grammenos
July 1, 2018, 11am PDT
A new interactive research tool will make it easier for communities to build sustainability into their urban development plans.
vizzuality
June 29, 2018, 12pm PDT
Due in part to a parking shortage, Atlanta firms are doling out higher rents to get closer to MARTA stations.
Bisnow
June 29, 2018, 9am PDT
An idea that began with a group of parents looking for a place for their kids to play will become a reality.
Greater Greater Washington
June 29, 2018, 6am PDT
Mechanical voids or stilts—whatever you call the trick of architecture that has been pressing the residential skyline in New York ever higher, the city is ready to regulate.
Crain's New York Business
June 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city’s new $6.5 million "bridge shelters" are providing a place to stay, but not accomplishing what they set out to do.
San Diego Union-Tribune
Feature
June 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Thanks to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, fundamental relationships at the heart of urban public health and livability are under scrutiny in tropical Australia.
Charles R. Wolfe, Silvia Tavares, and David Sellars
June 28, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report by the Center for an Urban Future signals the need for attention to the Big Apple's parks before they are beyond repair.
Center For An Urban Future