Urban planner Alain Bertaud’s new book, Order Without Design, argues that cities are really shaped by market forces, not visionaries.
Proposition 10 was rejected but rent control is on the agenda in other places across the country. Why? It’s not the affordable housing fix-all people think.
Kim Jong-un is transforming the Hermit State’s capital city into a pastel-hued “socialist fairyland.”
Back in the first Bush Administration, Jack Kemp's HUD tried to rein in exclusionary housing restrictions. What happened?
You want density and affordability? You should want manufactured housing. Too bad it’s often illegal.
As the sport’s popularity wanes, vast amounts of underutilized land will open up. Can it be developed?
The defeat of SB 827, California’s ambitious pro-housing bill, masks a wider trend: Similar initiatives are on the march nationwide.
Americans need more affordable housing. Steel and lumber tariffs are not going to help.
The post-Harvey city needs to get denser and more urban.
Boosted by a growing middle class, the shopping mall is booming in Central and South America.
With a few tweaks, the city’s relaxed land-use regulations might be an advantage during recovery and rebuilding.
Sometimes, state lawmakers can step in to force cities to do the right thing.
Cities and suburbs are getting clobbered by the collapse of the retail sector. But there are ways to use the crisis as a way to speed long-overdue land use reforms.