Urban Development

April 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Another buzzy tech company with roots in the real estate market has designs on the "smart cities" revolution.
Quartz
April 12, 2019, 10am PDT
Chicago's new building code is hailed as a major achievement for the city, labor unions, and the construction and development industries in the city.
MAPS
April 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Concern about gentrification in urban areas has dominated the urbanism discussion for more than a decade now, at the expense of a more informed understanding of urban dynamics and the potential for more effective action.
University of Minnesota Law School
April 12, 2019, 6am PDT
A plan to remake the St. Paul riverfront, and potentially revitalize the downtown office market, took its first steps forward this week.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 11, 2019, 8am PDT
Building permits aren't the same thing as new buildings, as San Francisco proved once again in 2018.
Curbed San Francisco
April 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan will head to President Trump's desk for an expected signature before heading back to seven states for final ratification.
Cronkite News
April 11, 2019, 6am PDT
Facebook expects to release its worldwide maps of human density in the coming months—potential applications will likely be somewhere on the spectrum between humanitarian and commercial.
The Verge
April 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Amsterdam will pursue the Oslo model of targeting parking spots, rather than driving bans, to make for a walk-and-bike friendly city. On-street parking spaces will gradually be replaced, starting July 1, with bike lanes, sidewalks, and trees.
CityLab
April 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
University of California, Berkeley researchers have mapped the impact of SB 50, a bill that would allow new density around train stations and bus stops in cities all over the state of California.
Curbed Los Angeles
April 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Legislation before the Pittsburgh Planning Commission this week would implement inclusionary zoning requirements for the neighborhood of Lawrenceville.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 9, 2019, 11am PDT
Voters in Lakewood, Colorado, have a chance to enact anti-development policies that would place new limits on the number of new housing units that could be built in the city, while also placing new controls on the approvals process.
The Denver Post
April 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Applying a cordon toll as low as $4 in Los Angeles would result in a 20% reduction in traffic congestion and modest increases in transit ridership, walking, and biking, according to a new study from the Southern California Association of Governments.
Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2019, 9am PDT
Phoenix has the zoning for more height in its downtown, and future development might finally yield a more recognizable skyline.
Arizona Republic
April 9, 2019, 8am PDT
The National League of Cities has a new report surveying local tools for addressing the housing affordability crisis. State partnerships are included.
Governing
April 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Finding a new home for a major league baseball team isn't as easy as it used to be in Florida.
Tampa Bay Times
April 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Barcelona is planning to expand on its initial superblock experiment in an attempt to ease the stranglehold of car congestion and air pollution gripping the dense city.
Vox
April 8, 2019, 10am PDT
Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has promised to make housing affordability the top priority of a potential administration.
Reno Gazette Journal
April 8, 2019, 7am PDT
Laneway development throughout the city is ramping up with new construction and public space projects.
The Star
April 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Cordon pricing applied to Manhattan's Central Business District, approved by the state legislature on March 31 and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 1, has the ability to be a game changer for other cities considering similar programs.
The New York Times
April 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
A lawsuit against San Diego alleges that the City Council approved an ordinance ending parking requirements on transit corridors without performing necessary environmental review.
NBC San Diego