At the UN’s World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, attendees toured Masdar City, the master-planned eco-complex designed to show off the UAE’s commitment to sustainability.
The Connecticut capital has been using zoning and transit reforms to stage a downtown recovery. But there’s one big thing in the way: an aging interstate.
Despite the area’s progressive politics, NIMBY-minded residents in and around Boston are skilled in keeping residential construction at bay.
The Supreme Court ruling that rescued the icon also opened the door for other, more controversial preservation cases.
The late journalist and novelist was an exuberant chronicler of urban settings.
The city is showing off a prototype for “pop-up” affordable housing—and easing rules on accessory dwelling units.
The new movie Little Pink House dramatizes the Supreme Court decision that changed the way Americans saw eminent domain.
At UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum 9, a pressing question was how to integrate informal settlements into the formal city. Community land trusts might be the way to start.
The case for levying a road user fee on ride-hailing companies.
With a promised $1 trillion in investments on the horizon, U.S. cities could see an historic building boom. But today’s shovel-ready project can be tomorrow’s expensive mistake.
There are more questions than answers for now, but let’s begin here.
The concept of “value capture” surfaces as a possible path to more equitable growth.
The UN summit, coming in October, happens only every 20 years and aims to chart the path of global cities in the 21st Century.
The former governor and mayor has a decent record of fighting sprawl.
Relaxing rules on “Accessory Dwelling Units” drastically increased affordable housing stock in the small city of Durango.
“Labeling something innovative does not make it so.”
In its quest to remain relevant, NASA has turned to creative, adaptive reuse principles for the Kennedy Space Center.
The future of both the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square and the Old Northern Avenue Bridge are suddenly in question.
A new exhibit shows how residents' organized resistance to a major highway through SoHo influenced modern community-involved planning.
“As we go and work there, we’re going to live there.”
The architect Ann Sussman argues urban design should pay more attention to cognitive science.