Urban Development

August 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report from Urbanism Next/SCI takes you through a city’s budget—both revenues and expenditures—and describes the areas that will be affected as AVs become commonplace and e-commerce takes on an even larger role in retail
Urbanism Next
August 4, 2017, 11am PDT
The lack of news on the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) is hardly a death knell, but that doesn't mean no news is good news, either.
Village Voice
August 4, 2017, 7am PDT
When vacancy rates rise, rents should fall. In New York, reports disagree about how much vacancy rates are about to increase, and whether rents will drop at all.
The Wall Street Journal
August 4, 2017, 5am PDT
According to Next City, a new mapping tool from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition reveals the roots of gentrification in addition to making stark a history of discrimination.
Next City
August 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Decades ago, Walter Benjamin theorized that pretty much everything could be reproduced—and, therefore, nothing was unique. This dismal conclusion, however true it may be, ignores the uniqueness of landscape.
Common Edge Collaborative
August 3, 2017, 7am PDT
More than one media outlet praised Los Angeles' optimism for cutting a deal with the International Olympics Committee to host the 2028 Olympics.
The Guardian
August 2, 2017, 2pm PDT
Students and faculty at Austin Community College are less inclined to make use of their discounted transit passes. But, why?
Austin Monitor
August 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
The protest isn't likely to work, but some locals will miss a fast-food joint that they say serves as a democratic oasis in the neighborhood.
Chicago Tribune
August 2, 2017, 10am PDT
The suburban, master planned community of Columbia, Maryland is many of the things urbanists hope their cities will become.
The Washington Post
August 2, 2017, 9am PDT
A popular neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is looking for ways to make its main drag more pedestrian friendly.
Greater Greater Washington
Feature
August 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
An analysis of Planetizen traffic in the first six months of the Trump Administration reveals an audience still focused, despite so many distractions, on the future of communities.
James Brasuell
August 1, 2017, 8am PDT
Dan Walters, one of the most well known and longest tenured journalists and observers of California politics, has penned a scathing critique of Marin County's approach to growth.
CALmatters
August 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Montgomery County's plan for Bethesda calls for height bonuses in return for affordable housing. Residents neighboring the proposed incentive zones have successfully resisted that idea.
Greater Greater Washington
August 1, 2017, 5am PDT
Zillow's chief analytics officer and chief economist offers insight into the company's approach to data, models, and the real estate market.
ZDNet
July 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
Emissions from electricity generation are decreasing while those from transportation are increasing. If communities don't increase housing density to change travel patterns, it will only get worse, but the challenges may be insurmountable.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
July 31, 2017, 5am PDT
Resilience standards—like LEED--could transform building practices. But there are many standards to choose from, and few are aware that they exist. A new report helps planners and builders choose the right standard for every project.
Laurie Mazur
July 30, 2017, 11am PDT
Officials in Erie County believe the former home of Bethlehem Steel, south of Buffalo, will be attractive to manufacturers given its proximity to Lake Erie and various highways and rail lines.
The Buffalo News
July 30, 2017, 9am PDT
The debate about inclusionary zoning persists—with some pro-development saying affordable housing fees and requirements stifle development before it can start. A new tool helps crunch the numbers behind the debate.
Steven Can Plan
July 30, 2017, 7am PDT
The Portland International Airport is getting its first major upgrade since 1956. Airlines would have to split the bill.
The Oregonian
July 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city denied an application for an art installation that would have tethered giant golden pigs to a barge on the Chicago River, temporarily interrupting the view of the sign on the infamous Trump sign.
The Architect's Newspaper