The site of the former National/Schnucks at Kingshighway & Delmar, long vacant, has now been cleared for new development. I’ve viewed the site as an opportunity to build a dense urban project, ideally connected with a Delmar extension of the future Loop Trolley. But current plans may delay dense development...
In addition to the two features (Light and space) in this week’s Vegas Seven, I have a Green Felt Journal, which talks about the probably impact of MGM’s proposed Park development: How about getting back to urban basics and creating a worthwhile street-level experience? That’s what MGM did on April 18 with the formal announcement … Continue Reading ?
Earth Policy Institute reports on the growth of bike share programs. From their humble origins in Northern Europe, the bike share has become an available form of alternative urban transportation in much of the developed world.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Sen. Chuck Schumer and several other elected officials Friday to announce $1.7 billion in federal aid to assist communities hit hard by the recent trio of deadly storms, Sandy, Irene and Lee. Show More Summary
Created with the help of developer Real step Property Management, La Forgiatura honors the excellence and history of the metallurgical industry that once operated on its site. The shiny new complex consist of 7 buildings – some new some old – constructed
Sierra Vista Transit Plaza to serve new Wal-Mart and future development planned in city partnerships.
Although climate change is a global phenomenon, developing countries – especially urban centers – are the most vulnerable to the negative health impacts of climate change. In “Urban Governance of Climate Change and Health,” a working paper for the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, author Siri Bjerkreim Hellevik reviews the existing literature on [...]
By a 12-4 vote, the board of legislators of the suburban New York county has approved going to court against the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in the long-running dispute. HUD is still insisting that the county enact a “source of income discrimination” law barring private landlords from turning away Section 8 federally [...]Show More Summary
In addition to providing office space, the new Microsoft campus will include student housing and retail space. The mixed-use development will play an integral role in the Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge and Urban Development 2020 plan, which aims
PSFK chats Eoin Billings and Duncan Jackson, founders of Billings Jackson Design, about how derelict revival is positively impacting urban development.
Smartphone notification startup Urban Airship has launched a new app in the add-on marketplace of platform-as-a-service provider Heroku, a move to give PaaS developers better access to push messaging solutions.
French company Enodo may not be a video game studio, but its use of CryEngine 3 to develop virtual reality interactive 3D models for industrial proposals is nothing short of breathtaking and gives us a hint of what games will probably look like soon. Show More Summary
Plans are underway to develop work-live campuses for tech professionals in Manhattan.
PSFK chats with Sam Zaid, founder of Getaround, about how shared transport is improving urban development.
PSFK chats with Andre Haddad, founder of Relayrides, about how shared transport is impacting urban development.
As the world’s population rapidly moves into urban areas, the world’s largest cities are growing explosively--and almost all that growth is happening in the developing world. The world’s population is rapidly moving into city centers; by 2050, seven out of every 10 people on Earth will live in a city. Show More Summary
Decentralization in many countries has given subnational governments certain spending responsibilities, revenue-raising authority, and the capacity to incur debt. Furthermore, rapid urbanization in developing countries...
n this photo series, Robert Harding Pittman acutely documents the exportation of the Los Angeles-style model of urban development to other countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Greece, United Arab Emirates and South Korea. From the...Show More Summary
Mesa Del Sol’s is the New Mexico city’s attempt to keep its residents from spilling out into the surrounding desert. Instead, it’s sprawling for them, by building a massive urban development to take the place of suburbs. When the housing crisis hit, it stopped sprawl in its tracks. Show More Summary
The Department of Housing and Urban Development would receive $47.6 billion in the president’s proposed 2014 budget, an increase of more than 6 percent from that sought for 2013, and a 9.7 percent increase over the 2012 enacted level. The … Continue reading ?