What to do with the site? There is no easy way to both honor victims and compensate condo owners.
Having survived a recall vote, the governor is free to focus on the state’s homeless population and housing shortage. He has more room to maneuver than he did when he first took office.
A little-known independent board created to expedite the disposal of unused land and buildings has been hampered by a lawsuit, staff shortages and pushback from other agencies.
Taller buildings are going up, but, so far, developers are making good on their promises to bring affordable housing to the neighborhood.
A fraught reconstruction was a missed opportunity, but it helped foster a new urbanism and a broader vision of what a neighborhood can be.
Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.
In Birmingham, England, artisans worry that luxury apartments and trendy cafes may push them out of an area where jewelers have been centered since the 18th century.
When Big Blue left upstate New York, economic pain ensued. But the large complexes left behind are ideally suited for large-scale production and shipping, local officials say.
When he saw a vacant lot three decades ago, he said, “I thought I could make something beautiful out of it.” The result was the Elizabeth Street Garden.
With the rise of remote work, developers are betting they can lure young talent and raise economic prospects for the state’s depressed areas.
Her acclaimed modernist but naturalist designs recognized the fragility of the climate and the social effects of parks and playgrounds.
Kyle Gorman spends much of the day touring parts of the city that are participating in the popular outdoor program.
A national push to build urban parks is transforming Chinese cities, as the country tries to improve the quality of daily life.
An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.
Little Island, developed by Barry Diller, with an amphitheater and dramatic views, opens on Hudson River Park. Opponents battled it for years.
Aided by grants, artists are creating ground murals and other projects on roadways, underpasses and in public squares.
An unlamented mall in the heart of the English city is being demolished. But what should go in its place?
Bozeman, Mont., has big-city problems, but it may not get big-city help.
The brightly colored steel boxes are being repurposed by developers in an effort to liven up bars, cafes and restaurants inside food halls.
The medians along Park Avenue were once a fashionable place to take a stroll. Today, pedestrians are not really welcomed.
A plan to require approval for every new hotel has sparked opposition inside city government, where budget officials say it could reduce future tax revenue from tourism.
The president promised on the campaign trail to overhaul opportunity zones, which a new study suggests mostly fueled real estate investment in gentrifying areas in 2019.
Commercial real estate has been hit hard by the pandemic, but there are plans to convert some of the now empty spaces into apartment buildings.
The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is notorious for its century-old filth. Now that the cleanup of the waterway has begun, a thorny question emerges. Who gets to live there?
Economic development agencies have created comeback plans for cities like Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Ariz., positioning them to rebound from the pandemic quicker than others.
The challenges of the past year gave designers every reason to recede into the shadows, but creativity won’t be denied.
Reviving the South Florida ecosystem enjoys bipartisan support and deserves federal funding.
Long celebrated in France, the concept of place-specific tastes is spurring the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities.
Jojutla, Mexico, now home to an array of inventively reimagined public spaces, has become a paradigm for rural revitalization.
It built New York City. One writer on why, no matter the cost, the city must rebuild it to survive.
Mr. James has joined an expanding national movement that mixes community needs into the formula for socially responsible projects.
“Why would I want to hear about death and destruction? I’d rather hear somebody made a hole in one yesterday.”
With the right federal response, it could become a model of renewal for other places around the country that prosperity has left behind.
Neighborhoods in Newark are beginning to see a flurry of redevelopment, a decade after the city’s downtown gained vogue.
Developers have promised affordable housing along Brooklyn’s toxic canal. But the rezoning could end up favoring luxury apartments.
As their fiscal woes become worse, some government officials are looking more closely at public-private partnerships as a way to jump-start their economies.
Many credit Michael Evans with turning the vision for the hall at Penn Station into a reality. Before it opened, he took his own life.
A $1.6 billion transformation of a post office has gifted the city with a lofty, light-filled steel, glass and marble cathedral, our critic writes.
Gorongosa National Park, steadily recovering from the ravages of civil war, recently added to its list of resident predators.
The threat of the virus has transformed outdoor spaces that would normally sit empty during cold-weather months — though some options are priced beyond the reach of many New Yorkers.
The first step to addressing the country’s housing affordability problem is to repeal the Faircloth Amendment.
The World Trade Center, an X-shaped office tower that has sat empty since 2011, is at the heart of plans to revitalize the area along the Mississippi River.
New and expanded soundstages across the city will help reshape neighborhoods and turn New York into a Hollywood of the east.
Mr. Hsieh, who died at 46, tried to revitalize a corner of the city by attracting other entrepreneurs.
The program has been criticized for a lack of transparency and for being used as a tax dodge, but developers say it is “a great tool to have in the toolbox.”
A group of Staten Island residents concerned about climate change is challenging the project.
Former malls and abandoned shopping-center sites are in the midst of a repurposing — and one of those new uses is senior housing.
City planners, developers and local officials weigh in on how the pandemic could change the city’s housing markets, land use and policy.
Many worry that a full recovery won’t be possible, but residents of one of Beirut’s most diverse and cosmopolitan areas are moving back in and trying to repair the damage from the August explosion.
Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to rezone SoHo to accommodate new affordable housing in a wealthy, white neighborhood.