Urban Development

December 10, 2009, 6am PST
In Pass Christian, Mississippi, it seemed WalMart was on board for a village-style, mixed-use development that would include one of their stores. That is, until Walmart brass heard about the project.
New Urban News website
December 9, 2009, 8am PST
A Philly street once dubbed the "Skid Row" of Fishtown has been transformed by a handful of determined residents through years of painting, sweeping and fixing broken windows.
Philadelphia Daily News
December 9, 2009, 5am PST
This essay from Places looks at the history of development in Las Vegas and how the city has rapidly changed the Mojave Desert.
December 8, 2009, 1pm PST
A developer who hopes to put a new shopping center on a stretch of Market Street will face challenges from local groups who take issue with the accompanying parking structure and modern design.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 8, 2009, 12pm PST
A Utah professor says it's time for planners to think more like public health professionals. The Utah Dept. of Health concurs, saying, most cities in Utah discourage daily physical activity.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 7, 2009, 2pm PST
Planning commissioners in Cleveland are pushing forward a plan to revitalize the city's waterfront and port.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 7, 2009, 1pm PST
Bilbao is known for the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum. But there's a living city behind that iconic architecture, and local officials are trying to prove it with a new public park.
December 6, 2009, 1pm PST
Planner Alex Aylett discusses the challenges municipalities face when trying to create a successful sustainability plan, and how to overcome them with a new toolkit that takes cues from New York City's PlaNYC.
December 5, 2009, 1pm PST
The recession and fewer urban job prospects are driving young American families to try rural living.
The Wall Street Journal
December 5, 2009, 11am PST
Columbia's plans to use eminent domain to expand its campus may have to wait. On Thursday, an appellate court reversed a previous decision to take property on behalf of the school.
The New York Times
December 4, 2009, 12pm PST
Among the criteria for evaluating projects, livability is at the top, along with safety and economic competitiveness.
New Urban News email
December 4, 2009, 9am PST
From New London to the Atlantic Yards, the last month has seen a flood of news around the issue of eminent domain. Diana Lind wonders if we need a new definition of 'blighted.'
Next American City
December 3, 2009, 9am PST
A new affordable housing development going up in Portland's dense Pearl District will include a public school on the ground floor.
Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon
December 3, 2009, 5am PST

The booming desert city of Dubai had ridden high in recent years, but the downturn in the economy has stalled the ambitiously expanding city.

Christopher Corbett
December 1, 2009, 2pm PST
Market forces are reshaping the usual suburban format for many large-scale grocers.
New Urban News email
December 1, 2009, 11am PST
Developers in Boulder are planning to unveil a 12-home subdivision that claims to be one of the nation's first "zero-energy" neighborhoods.
Boulder Daily Camera
December 1, 2009, 9am PST
City officials in Austin are considering a new incentive for builders willing to include public spaces in new projects.
Austin American-Statesman
November 30, 2009, 7am PST
Like many American cities, Lansing, Michigan, has been afflicted with sprawl since the end of World War II. Locals have identified the culprit: separate-use zoning.
Lansing City Pulse
November 29, 2009, 11am PST
The Orange Country Great Park has received the official go-ahead, with a dedication of $65 million for the first phase of construction.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 27, 2009, 1pm PST
The $8.5 billion CityCenter mega project is set to open next week in Las Vegas. Many say it's likely to be the last major project in the struggling city for years.
The Philadelphia Inquirer