The American West still offers the best mixture of urbanization and stunning geography.
California and Oregon both consider state housing bills that will allow dense development near transit. Can this become model housing legislation elsewhere?
Many planners have their minds made up on which cities do and don't work. But multiple factors make the debate complicated.
I took a 3-year, 30-city cross-country tour to study American cities. Here's what I learned along the way about our nation's demography, housing and culture.
Selling air rights above public facilities would create financial windfalls for city governments, and encourage more efficient land use.
New Yorkers' quality-of-life suffers from the negative impacts of cars. This is partly because residents themselves won't relinquish car ownership.
The agencies were sewers of waste and abuse. So why are state lawmakers trying to revive them?
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.