Urban Development

May 8, 2009, 12pm PDT
Peter Gertler of HNTB says that the Obama administration's high-speed rail investments will attract new development around stations.
Forbes
Blog post
May 8, 2009, 10am PDT

Mike Lydon
May 8, 2009, 7am PDT
With goals of LEED-certification and plans for reuse after the games, Vancouver's Olympic Village is being called a model for event-based sustainability.
Architectural Record
May 7, 2009, 1pm PDT
A park proposed for Newark's Passaic River waterfront has been an unfulfilled vision for at least a decade. But city officials say the Trust for Public Land will help radically speed up plans for a park.
Newark Star-Ledger
May 7, 2009, 11am PDT
The economic downturn is hurting Dubai, as glitzy skyscraper projects come to a halt. But the biggest pain is being felt among the hundreds of thousands of migrant construction workers who came to the city seeking their fortunes.
The Christian Science Monitor
May 7, 2009, 10am PDT
In a policy shift, the Vancouver City Council voted to limit the number of new condos being built downtown in order to preserve room for office space.
CBC News
May 7, 2009, 6am PDT
Once the economy bounces back, new office space development will allow for time-sharing and flexibility, said experts at a recent forum hosted by ULI.
ULI's The Ground Floor
May 6, 2009, 7am PDT
London Mayor Boris Johnson has revived old plans to build a new bridge across the Thames River, complete with habitable structures and shops.
Evening Standard
May 6, 2009, 6am PDT
The recession digs into Dubai, where property prices fell 41% in the first three months of 2009.
BBC
May 6, 2009, 5am PDT
A stalled housing development in a Los Angeles exurb meets the wrecking ball as completing the development became too unaffordable.
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2009, 5am PDT
In terms of global urban livability, American cities are not so hot. The highest ranking city, Honolulu, comes in at 29 in the results of the Worldwide Quality of Living Survey.
The Independent
May 4, 2009, 5am PDT
Nine new sites have been selected by New York City's Department of Transportation for conversion into public plazas.
Streetsblog
Feature
May 4, 2009, 5am PDT

City government is made up of many individual parts. Though they need to work together, they aren't typically very good at it -- especially in big cities.

Nate Berg
Blog post
May 3, 2009, 3pm PDT

Introducing car sharing (ZipCar, Hertz Connect, etc,) to a development can significantly reduce parking demand and, hence, construction costs.

Ian Sacs
May 3, 2009, 9am PDT
<em>Metropolis</em> talks with William Saunders, editor of Harvard Design Magazine, about his new book covering the evolving field of urban design.
Metropolis
May 3, 2009, 7am PDT
Transit oriented development is lacking near many of Philadelphia's transit stops, but new projects are bringing the city up to speed.
The Philadelphia Daily News
May 2, 2009, 1pm PDT
DOT and HUD announce a joint effort to merge land use and planning to improve livability. CNU's John Norquist comments on the merger.
New Urban News
May 1, 2009, 2pm PDT
The present threat of a global pandemic reveals the fundamental problem with visions for 'sustainable cities' relying on urban agriculture: there are important medical reasons for separating livestock operations from people.
BLDG BLOG
May 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The $8.5 billion CityCenter casino complex designed for the Las Vegas Strip had been stalled over financial issues between two of the funders, but now an agreement has been reached and the mega project is set to complete on time.
Associated Press
May 1, 2009, 5am PDT
The Spanish government is moving forward with plans to build the largest casino and entertainment complex in Europe
BBC