Urban Development

May 27, 2017, 5am PDT
The city of Irving, a suburb of the city of Dallas, will soon add a $1 billion mixed-use development, complete with a light rail station.
The Dallas Morning News
May 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
Sloan Lake is getting a new neighbor.
The Denver Post
May 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
Ben Brown calls BS on a number of city planning and gentrification points.
PlaceShakers
May 24, 2017, 8am PDT
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have released their annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study."
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
May 24, 2017, 6am PDT
Two of the highest-profile planners in the city of Atlanta, Tim Keane and Ryan Gravel, have teamed up to lead a creative visioning process that could help lead Atlanta to a new era of planning and development.
Atlanta
May 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Apple employees began moving into the company's new headquarters in Cupertino, California in April. The moving process culminates a development process that launched in 2008 under the helm of Steve Jobs.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 23, 2017, 9am PDT
A closer look at the data reveals a country that continues to sprawl.
The New York Times
May 23, 2017, 7am PDT
With a new high-rise under construction and even taller high-rise working its way through planning approvals, the Washington, D.C. area's building envelope is reaching new heights.
Greater Greater Washington
May 23, 2017, 5am PDT
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
May 22, 2017, 10am PDT
A new interactive map feature launched by the Chicago Cityscape website maps all the zoning changes up for approval around the city.
Chicago Cityscape
May 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Pro-housing activists in San Francisco are blamed for displacement of vulnerable communities because they support luxury housing developments. A report from the independent progressive website, Truthout, ties YIMBYs to the "alt-right."
Truthout
May 22, 2017, 6am PDT
Yes, planners have expertise to share, but according to this rather pointed critique, they also sometimes forget that other people do too.
CityLimits.org
May 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Housing prices may fall 10 percent on average nationwide, according to a preliminary estimate commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, if the Trump Administration's tac code reform package becomes law.
Bloomberg
May 20, 2017, 11am PDT
As an article in Builder puts it: the 'Inland Empire Strike Back' with a large new masterplanned community in Riverside County. This region, hit particularly hard by the housing crash of the Great Recession looks ready pick up where it left off.
Builder
May 19, 2017, 8am PDT
An op-ed written by city officials from two South Bay Area cities argues that reform of land use regulations won't be enough to solve California's housing crisis.
The Mercury News
Blog post
May 18, 2017, 9am PDT

Gentrification—more wealthy people moving into lower-income communities—often faces opposition, sometimes for the wrong reasons. It is important to consider all benefits and costs when formulating urban development policies.

Todd Litman
Feature
May 18, 2017, 8am PDT
John Wesley leads the charge to introduce urbanism into mega-suburb of Mesa, Arizona.
Josh Stephens
May 16, 2017, 8am PDT
Downtown Los Angeles, styled DTLA by its new enthusiasts, has long been a site for street art and murals of dubious legality. Now, developers are paying artists to paint them.
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Along with Hamtramck, Highland Park is one of two tiny cities entirely surrounded by the city of Detroit. Here's how its leaders want its center to develop over the next five to ten years.
Curbed Detroit
May 16, 2017, 5am PDT
Churchgoing in Washington, D.C. is on the decline, and neighborhood churches are finding it hard to pay the bills. One solution is to go mixed-use and share space with new development.
Washingtonian