Urban Development

October 19, 2010, 6am PDT
Conflicts inevitably arise during design discussions and policy talks. A team of architects has created a new way of understanding each side's concerns, mainly by diagramming them into distinct domes.
Urban Omnibus
October 18, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> brings this cautionary tale of architect's accepting ambitious work projects in China that are too good to be true.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 18, 2010, 7am PDT
16 overgrown acres of land hide a long-unused railroad easement in Muskegee -- so long unused that no one knows who owns it. Muskegee Development wants it.
The Muskegee Phoenix
October 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In the face of climate change and sea level rise, <em>Popular Science</em> offers four designs for urban lifestyles of the near future.
Popular Science
October 14, 2010, 1pm PDT
The factors that make homes attractive to buyers have changed considerably since the market crash, says Builder Magazine, which features three homes that exemplify the new realities of the market.
Builder Magazine
October 13, 2010, 1pm PDT
This 6-minute video looks at how New York City streets have changed after a mere three years of planning. Pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, and bus rapid transit are the major projects highlighted, and the improvements to economy, health, and happiness
October 13, 2010, 11am PDT
Boise, Idaho attempts to find common ground between its vision for the future and the need for economic development.
The Idaho Statesman
October 12, 2010, 1pm PDT
Arizona's long-standing open range laws allow cattle to roam freely, but the state is now reconsidering the laws as residents of the West's suburban subdivisions are growing more frustrated by encounters with roaming cattle.
New York Times
October 12, 2010, 9am PDT
As London redevelops its troubled East End ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, organizers are warning against the post-event developments turning into ghettos of the middle class.
Building Design
October 11, 2010, 11am PDT
New Jersey wants billions in federal money for its ARC project, but NJ Transit's commuter rail service is too often just a subsidy to the rich and an excuse not to develop North Jersey, says Stephen Smith.
Market Urbanism
October 11, 2010, 9am PDT
Richard Florida argues that edge cities ravaged by the recession should take cues from urban development patterns to spur growth.
The Wall Street Journal
October 11, 2010, 6am PDT
In the face of a recent report showing that sprawl was rapidly eating up developable land in New Jersey, developers have begun to ditch the McMansion in favor of taller and more dense projects.
The New York Times
October 10, 2010, 11am PDT
CNN's Richard Quest takes an incredulous look at the changes brewing in Los Angeles as downtown revitalizes and the city densifies.
October 10, 2010, 5am PDT
Josh Leon reports on his time "around two instructive pieces of vertical architecture that could presumably be competitors in a transoceanic race between the US and China for economic hegemony."
Next American City
October 8, 2010, 12pm PDT
A plan to underground the central train station of Stuttgart and create a new city neighborhood above it is so controversial that violent protests have broken out.
Speigel International
October 8, 2010, 6am PDT
The NYT is reporting that New Jersey is running out of developable land, but with the recent ARC decision, the legacy of the Mount Laurel doctrine, and decades of highway-based suburbanizing policies, is New Jersey actually ready for density?
Market Urbanism
October 7, 2010, 9am PDT
Supermarkets are moving in to spaces vacated by department stores in malls, which until recently were too costly for grocery stores to rent.
Retail Traffic Magazine
October 6, 2010, 12pm PDT
A new report suggests that making policies in Canada to avoid urban sprawl development will reduce pollution and boost the economy.
The Vancouver Sun
October 6, 2010, 11am PDT
Cities, not the agriculture heavy Central Valley, are the source of most of the runoff and pollution that enters the San Francisco Bay, according to a new report.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2010, 2pm PDT
Continuing its exposé of California redevelopment agencies, The L.A. Times uncovers that $700 million meant for affordable housing across the state was spent without a single unit being built.
The Los Angeles Times