Developer Trumark Urban has been busily putting up condos all over San Francisco and has now filed preliminary plans to build its first office building in the city. The proposed nine-story office building at 598 Bryant Street in SoMa would...
The first week of fall camp is in the books for Urban Meyer and Ohio State, and unsurprisingly, there are a number of huge storylines developing for the reigning national champions. The coaching staff is sorting through a number of key position battles — most notably at quarterback as J.T. Show More Summary
Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football team reported for fall camp on Sunday and went through their first full practice on Monday, and after a week of action, there are plenty of storylines developing in Columbus. From Braxton Miller's...Show More Summary
Sometimes it feels like globalization has made shopping in the developed world so homogenized. No matter what city you visit, you know you’ll find an H&M, Zara, Gap and Urban Outfitters. Don’t get me wrong, I do my fair share of chain store shopping, but I’m always on the search for something unique. Remember Falsi […]
Developer Trumark Urban has more than 700 units in its pipeline for San Francisco, including two major projects planned for the mid-Market area. Plans are set for a groundbreaking this year on 109 condos at 1554 Market Street, with construction...
There's a trendy meme emerging in progressive city planning circles to the effect that whether land development is harmful "sprawl" or benign "urbanism" is a matter not of location but of design. I recently saw a tweet expressing this sentiment, written by an influential city planner and picked up quickly by other urban designers. Show More Summary
There’s no doubt that the ACT Government has put an emphasis on communications and marketing when it comes to particular urban developments. This is very evident in the number of media statements in circulation. There’s one media statement currently circulating about the pending demolition of the Currong Apartments in Braddon on the edge of Civic. To [...]
Phoenix is one of three U.S. cities participating in the international Smart City App Hack Challenge. Developers and entrepreneurs will create mobile apps that offer solutions to common issues faced by major cities, such as urban mobility, energy and building the local economy. Source: Phoenix App Challenge Aims To Turn Phoenix Into A ‘Smart City’ […]
Two African-American churches that have served their urban Texas community for decades are fighting for survival as the city of Houston has made plans to bulldoze one of the church buildings and condemn the other church's properties in order to clear space for a new urban renewal project.
Urban construction and development is about as far as you can get from an easily scalable business. Designs from architects are usually bespoke or one-off. Land-use politics are unpredictable. Individual construction sites are uniquely sized and materials can change from building to building Read More
Every year, the federal government gives away billions of dollars in grants -- through dozens of agencies and hundreds of programs as diverse as learning innovation grants and urban housing development grants. Throughout the course of...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), today unveiled a new training curriculum for HIV/AIDS housing and service providers focused on employment services. Show More Summary
July 30--Kansas City is a finalist for a highly competitive neighborhood transformation grant and this week hosted a team from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that will judge whether it should win the funds. Kansas City is one of nine finalists for a Choice Neighborhoods grant of up to $30 million. Show More Summary
Mortgage Fraud Blog. Herschell Harvell, Jr., a former Special Agent in Charge with the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has been convicted of two counts of making false statements to First...Show More Summary
Despite four decades of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) working to promote fair housing and equal opportunity under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, patterns of racial, ethnic and economic segregation persist in many areas of the country -- but a new HUD regulation aims to change that...
Photo of Metelkova via Eoghan OLionnain/Creative Commons Squatter settlements aren't always the first thing that comes to mind when discussing successful urban development; the widely heralded example of Denmark's Freetown Christiania, an anarchist settlement on a former military base,...
New single-family home sales in June hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000. According to estimates from U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, this figure represents a 6.8 percent decline compared to May’s rate of 517,000. June’s rate, however, is 18.1 percent above estimates from 12 months ago...
A combination of hot, dry conditions and development are increasingly putting communities at risk
Renderings are populated with certain demographics—and they're not very diverse. Cities leverage privately-owned public spaces to make urban areas more livable. It's a tradeoff between giving developers access to money-making property and providing citizens with parks the local government wouldn't otherwise be able to construct. Show More Summary
The City of Melbourne, Australia has developed a new website Urban Forest Visual that details the location, genus and lifespan of Melbourne's urban forest by precinct.Melbourne maintains more than 70,000 trees. The interactive tree map...Show More Summary