Urban Development

February 2, 2017, 5am PST
The Congress for New Urbanism has released the latest Freeways Without Futures list, updating a list we last saw in 2014.
Streetsblog USA
February 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Charles Marohn analyzes Lafayette, Louisiana for how well (or poorly) its districts measure up in terms of infrastructure investment versus tax revenues. The results are telling.
Strong Towns
Blog post
February 1, 2017, 10am PST
Daniel Trudeau guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
February 1, 2017, 5am PST
Susan Henderson shares some thoughts about the alignment of issues contributing to well-being in cities.
PlaceShakers
January 31, 2017, 11am PST
Simply inviting residents to participate in design charrettes or a community planning process does not mitigate the significant loss they feel as they witness the physical destruction of their homes and lived history.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 30, 2017, 1pm PST
Republicans in Missouri want to reduce taxes for corporations, so they are reducing tax credits for affordable housing, infrastructure, and historic preservation.
St. Louis Public Radio
January 30, 2017, 11am PST
In the wake of rapid gentrification, an organization in Los Angeles is leveraging the arts to celebrate a community's rich heritage and keep social equity a priority.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 30, 2017, 9am PST
A call to action to change the paradigm of planning and development to better serve an aging nation.
The New York Times
January 30, 2017, 8am PST
With the loss of redevelopment in California, money for brownfield remediation has dried up. The California Legislature needs to focus on regulatory reform to support brownfield redevelopment, according to environmental attorney Richard Opper.
UrbDeZine
January 27, 2017, 10am PST
Josie Huang reports on a new audit from the Los Angeles City Controller finding that the city's density bonus program is falling short of its goals for delivering affordable housing.
KPCC
January 27, 2017, 8am PST
The number of apartments in Denver has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, the cost of rent is plummeting. Expect to hear this example cited by YIMBYs many times in the coming months.
The Denver Post
January 27, 2017, 5am PST
Street networks and city blocks, reduced to their fundamental attributes, reveal the vast differences between cities.
Geoff Boeing
January 26, 2017, 1pm PST
Andres Duany takes to the CNU's Public Square to argue for the critical need for codes in a built environment awash in mediocrity.
Public Square
January 25, 2017, 12pm PST
School advocates don't like the idea of a tax allocation district for the redevelopment of the former GM plant in Doraville.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 25, 2017, 11am PST
Historic tax credits are common at the state level—though they are contested and championed on a recurring basis all over the country.
National Trust For Historic Preservation
January 25, 2017, 10am PST
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke has called for more institutional support for the goals of the Philadelphia Land Bank.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 25, 2017, 9am PST
Researchers at Harvard University have looked at multiple street grids around the country to identify what block size is the perfect length for walkability.
The Harvard Gazette
January 25, 2017, 8am PST
The ease with which we make friends as adults matters. Not just on a personal level but to the communities that ensure our survival. Scott Doyon takes a crack at explaining.
PlaceShakers
January 25, 2017, 5am PST
It's counterintuitive, but in Detroit, the hope is that by lowering property taxes, the city might actually collect more in property taxes.
Detroit Free Press
January 24, 2017, 10am PST
San Francisco's Business Council on Climate Change serves as a 'convener' between municipal government and the private sector to tackle issues related to climate change. Writer Andrew Wade spoke with the Council's executive director, Michael Parks.
Doggerel