Urban Development

January 12, 2017, 2pm PST
There is plenty of debate surrounding a proposed law that would prohibit adults from entering city-owned playgrounds unless in the company of children.
Los Angeles Times
January 11, 2017, 1pm PST
Tony Hsieh laid out a grand ambition two create a more dynamic downtown in Las Vegas that would change cities all over the world. Now, after a series of setbacks and with dwindling funds, that vision seems unlikely to be realized.
Quartz
January 11, 2017, 11am PST
The concept of the circular economy is starting to take hold on governments and business throughout the world. Peter Moskowitz discusses the various ways the concept is being translated into practical, real-world solutions.
Doggerel
January 11, 2017, 10am PST
Cities around the continent are reclaiming the previously unwelcoming confines of underpasses for active, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing uses.
Curbed
January 11, 2017, 8am PST
This story has had more twists than the end of Empire Strikes Back, but it seems like it finally might end in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
January 10, 2017, 9am PST
The quickly growing number of third spaces is good news for both the social and the urban fabrics.
Erling Fossen
January 9, 2017, 12pm PST
A columnist attributes the success of President-elect Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric with a rise in potentially illegal land use decisions around the state of Virginia.
The Washington Post
January 8, 2017, 7am PST
Philadelphia suburbs are competing in the regional real estate market by adding thousands of apartments and other amenities traditionally found in more urban settings.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 2017, 2pm PST
Recently approved changes to the zoning code in South Boston are designed to reduce the number variances granted by the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals. They also increase the number of parking sports required for new developments.
The Boston Globe
January 5, 2017, 5am PST
Columbus Underground takes a look back at the year that was in the real of real estate development.
Columbus Underground
January 4, 2017, 2pm PST
Demographic change means older city dwellers. Entrepreneurs and developers are searching for better ways to serve this community.
The Guardian
January 4, 2017, 12pm PST
Along with commute time reductions, expect significant rent increases resulting in some displacement of current residents around the three new Second Avenue Subway stations, according to a new report.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
January 3, 2017, 12pm PST
The aspiration for a forthcoming Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for East Midtown Manhattan is nothing short of returning the neighborhood to central business district status.
New York Post
January 2, 2017, 9am PST
Harvard Square in Cambridge is facing another round of developments, and residents are worries the changes could come at the expense of the character of the famous location.
The Boston Globe
January 1, 2017, 1pm PST
Seattle's incentive zoning program is paying dividends and funding projects. Look for 110 affordable units to be built in the Capitol Hill neighborhood by 2019.
The Urbanist
January 1, 2017, 11am PST
The California Apartment Association released a report on what it will take to solve the state's chronic housing shortage. Cities that are loath to permit new residential developments, both affordable and market rate, will not be pleased.
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2017, 5am PST
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's new Atlas for ReUrbanization relies on a metric called "character" to explore the relationship between historic preservation and affordability.
CityLab
December 31, 2016, 1pm PST
For a few tantalizing months it seemed like the state of Pennsylvania might have the funding to spare an expansion of the Keystone Opportunity Zones program.
Philadelphia
December 31, 2016, 7am PST
A dive into the reach of the Cincinnati Bell Connector's influence on a revitalizing urban neighborhood.
Cincinnati Business Courier
December 30, 2016, 2pm PST
A day to look forward to every year: Streetsblog's Best Urban Street Transformation award. Congratulations to all nominated.
Streetsblog USA