United States

October 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Ross Stores continues its expansion in the face of a much-foretold retail apocalypse. The shopping experience it provides may be one reason it can stand up to Amazon.
The Business Journals
October 17, 2017, 6am PDT
The usual narrative of gentrification and displacement often assumes a static population. According to this study, urban renters move around very frequently, and most (but not all) of their moves are voluntary.
City Observatory
October 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Traffic fatalities are increasing faster than any time since the 1960s, but it's hard to notice much concern from the United States.
Streetsblog USA
Feature
October 16, 2017, 5am PDT
At the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium, a group of experts were asked to predict the effects of autonomous vehicles in two case study communities, and to generate a list of proposed policy actions to prepare for a future of autonomous vehicles.
Nico Larco, Gerry Tierney, William Riggs
October 15, 2017, 7am PDT
The word YIMBY isn't used in the McKinsey Global Institute's new supply-side toolkit for housing affordability, but YIMBYs will like this it anyway.
McKinsey & Company
October 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A budget shortfall for Census 2020 has already claimed one victim: the timely delivery of the five-year Economic Census.
Politico
October 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Suburban areas looking to improve public places can try following this advice.
Build a Better Burb
October 14, 2017, 5am PDT
In terms of its public health benefits, a flourishing tree canopy is practically priceless.
ASLA The Dirt
October 13, 2017, 9am PDT
A Harvard study suggests that since 2000, the number of Americans living in racially integrated neighborhoods has risen. But this may be a temporary effect of gentrification, and integration remains an exception to the rule.
Housing Perspectives
October 13, 2017, 8am PDT
Professionals and academics of the built environment were recognized for their genius this week by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 12, 2017, 7am PDT
Homeownership is declining in the United States, so what does the new homeowner of the post-recession era look like?
Brookings
October 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Researchers at the University of Nebraska have been working with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources to develop best practices for predicting and planning for the future water needs of urban developments.
University of Nebraska College of Architecture
October 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Any way you slice it: the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
Urban Institute
October 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Granny flats, mother-in-law units, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), or secondary units—whatever you call them, more and more cities, regions, and states are making it easier to deliver subtle density in the backyard.
Public Square
Feature
October 11, 2017, 6am PDT
Useable data of the effects of ride-hailing service on travel behavior is sorely lacking, but a new study sheds light on critical questions about what companies like Uber and Lyft mean for transit, active transportation, and congestion.
Regina R. Clewlow
October 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Associated Press explores the trend of churches rebuilt as breweries.
Associated Press via Miami Herald
October 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
What makes one building worth saving and another worth destroying? Strong Towns' Rachel Quednau explores the line between destruction and preservation.
Strong Towns
October 10, 2017, 6am PDT
A list to probably take with a grain of salt…artisanal salt served by a man with a perfectly waxed handlebar mustache.
Market Insider
October 9, 2017, 2pm PDT
"The Decision" part II? Time will tell if LeBron James is the right brand to assuage the fear of turning over the car keys to a robot car.
The Verge
October 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
One of the most influential, and controversial, figures of modern architecture and design is more accessible than ever.
Arch Daily