California HSR will only become a reality once it controls costs, installs value capture, and embraces incrementalism.
Zoning reform is evolving from an economics issue into a social justice issue.
Texas' "Big 4" have rivalries in food, sports and economic development. But which of them is the best place to live?
In installment #7 of the America's Progressive Developers series, a Memphis arts non-profit turns a gargantuan former Sears warehouse into a "vertical urban village."
Home prices are growing higher and faster in Austin than other Texas cities. The cause is regulation.
Some suggestions for how road tolling can grow more widely-accepted.
The Bay Area would likely be denser - and a lot more urbanized.
An interview with Charles Marohn, of Strong Towns, and Rick Rybeck, of Just Economics.
The city has a history of favoring the entertainment giant. Do these incentives pay for themselves?
LA's real housing booms took place decades ago.
As Los Angeles shows, the cities with the most immigrants also perform best economically.
Of course suburbs grow more than central cities. They encompass vastly more land mass.
By following good accounting practices, Oklahoma City's MAPS program built more public infrastructure at a fraction of the cost.
A new report shows that regulations stopping outward housing expansion are crippling urbanization worldwide.
It would involve adding housing, mixed uses, and improved street activation.
Hyper-local government is good in many cases. But not for housing policy.
An interview with Liz Farmer of Governing Magazine, and Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute.
Federal transportation money gets redistributed to rural areas - amounting to a raw deal for major metros.
Countries grow more prosperous as they urbanise - but not if the state gets in the way.
Portland's UGB limits development in the suburbs right around the city. This appears to be causing leapfrog sprawl throughout the larger metro.
The global destination cities remain incomplete if they can't support middle-class families.
Canadian lumber is integral to the U.S. housing market. Will sticking duties on it hurt U.S. homebuyers?
Another case where regulations shape how buildings must look.
Unlike a lot of U.S. metros, different cities across greater Miami are building densely along the waterfront.