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Patterns of Development

Patterns of Development

By Kyle Gulau
Every week I look for the patterns in real estate development and urban planning. I read and watch hundreds of pieces of content and discuss the best, in less than 10 minutes, every week.
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Utopia, (Not)Smart, Minimums
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: Covered by many, I think this is the original story on Telosa. The, "city of the future" (5 min read) One recent example of smart city challenges (4 min read, paywall possible) Another data point in the conversation for removal of parking minimums. (4 min read)
07:38
September 16, 2021
Decoupling, Overestimation, Activity Centers
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: We haven't been able to separate transportation and land use in urban planning (4 min read) Retailers have skewed perception of mobility habits (2 min read) Density and proximity naturally create activity centers (10 min read)
07:39
September 9, 2021
Ideas, Density, Apartments
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: 10 ideas to improve life in small and midsize cities (5 min read - paywall possible) Senate Bill 9 passes in California. An opinion in favor (2 min read) and against (4 min read) Apartment construction remains strong in the United States (7 min read)
06:06
September 2, 2021
Bonus, Investment, Big Box
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: What happens when your city can't find anyone to work for them? (4 min read)   Best practices for public space investment (6 min read)   The people who tried to fight big box stores in the 90s were right (3 min read - twitter thread)
06:22
August 26, 2021
Wellness, Biophilic, Blockchain
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: The next real estate frontier? (2 min read) Biophilic design and its relation to wellness. Short (3 min read) Long (64 page pdf) If it's not about how we design the space, it's how the transactions will be different? (List of 21 real estate blockchain companies)
05:54
August 19, 2021
Fourplex, Policy, Appleton
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: Fourplex legislation in San Fransisco (both articles, 5 min read) Rethinking economic development policy, specifically for smaller towns (4 min read) A point of view case study of Appleton, WI (10 min read)
06:01
August 12, 2021
Economics, Statistics, and a Bill
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: Seattle Bill 120081 ...and the relationship between these 3 ideas:  Supply and Demand - two thoughts from an economist (1 min read)   AMI - (4 min read)   Proforma basics - (5 min read)
08:37
August 5, 2021
Everywhere and Warehouses
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: The work from anywhere index. (data table)   The hot "new" type of commercial real estate. (4 min read)
07:25
July 29, 2021
Transportation as a Strategy, Boring Florida, Mobility as a service
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: Stronger cities have shorter commutes? (3 min read) Economic development should be focused on transportation? (7 min read) Florida's boring? (2 min read) Property price growth in the US (2 min read)   Mobility as a service (3 min read)
07:49
July 22, 2021
Affordable Creativity, Reduction, Corner Store
On this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week: Owner-occupied duplexes create opportunities for new homeowners. (6 min read) Use solar energy to offset the cost of the internet. (5 min read) Denver reduced minimum parking requirements. (5 min read) Bring back corner stores (3 min read)
05:49
July 15, 2021
Montreal, xratedcheese, Beat
Hey everybody it's Kyle. Where, on this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here.  This week I learned about: Fixing the Suburbs in the Montreal Area, Slowly but Surely (5 min read) xratedcheese killed it responding in this thread (reddit thread) 3 patterns learned from the housing beat (4 min read)
06:11
July 8, 2021
Old School, Euro Trends, Robot Paths
Hey everybody it's Kyle. Where, on this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities. What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week I learned about: No one wants their neighborhood to be an experiment. (5 min read)   5 things happening in Europe. (6 min read)? Infrastructure expenses are institutional. (7 min read)   Robots on bike paths? (3 min read)
07:27
July 1, 2021
Tiny Forests, Outdoor Awards, Street Cars
Hey everybody it's Kyle. Where, on this podcast, I share, discuss, ponder, and try to connect some dots through the best content I've discovered each week related to urban planning, architecture, and cities.  What are the patterns of development? I want to share with you case studies, examples, ideas, that might inspire you where ever you're at in your journey as a developer, real estate agent, city staff, builder, or citizen. If you don't have time to read, I'm trying to break down the patterns here. This week I learned about: Communities are creating small-footprint, urban forests. (12 min read). Catch the TED Talk here. (4 min vid). The business making it happen. Outdoor dining award in NYC. (wsj paywall, 3 min read). Here's the program page.   Bring back streetcars? (5 min read)  
08:49
June 24, 2021
A New Bank, Alternative Future, Buffalo
This week I learned about: How the creation of a new bank could help pay for our infrastructure. (3 min read)   5 alternative city models for the future. (20+ min read)   Buffalo changed their zoning rules. How's it going? (5 min read)
06:45
June 17, 2021
Street Design, A Manual, Parking Data
How we experimented with street design to help small businesses. (3 min read) Who's streets are they now? (paywall - 4 min read) The Federal Highway Administration released a draft of proposed changes to the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices. (4 min read). Timeline of activity here.   Parking increases rent, decreases affordable housing. 2 sources: National (USA) Data Set, Minneapolis.   For fun, the most expensive parking space in the world? (2 min read)
05:59
June 10, 2021
The Queen, Virginia, 3D, Highways
The Queen Mary might sink in place. (5 min read) Semi-related: Oakland considering a new ballpark (4 min read) Local communities in Virginia no longer can deny building permits to projects because they contain affordable housing. (4 min read) ​3d model of your town coming soon? (2 min product landing page) ​15 highways that split our cities and could go away soon...(20+ min read)
06:39
June 3, 2021
Bonus: Can Our Cities Adopt The Advantages Of Trillion Dollar Thinking? Part 2 of 2
NYU Professor Scott Galloway has created, written, and is teaching about the Trillion Dollar Algorithm. The T-Algorithm is a reverse-engineered playbook that dissects the success of The Four (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple).   In this episode, I consider the second half of the algorithm. How might verticle integration, the Benjamin Button effect, visionary storytelling, and likeability be applied to our cities? Is there any opportunities for differentiation?     In keeping with my podcast promise (less than 10 minutes), I'm covering the second half of the T-Algorithm in this part 2 of 2 mini series. 
06:57
May 31, 2021
Bonus: Can Our Cities Adopt The Advantages Of Trillion Dollar Thinking? Part 1 of 2
NYU Professor Scott Galloway has created, written, and is teaching about the Trillion Dollar Algorithm. The T-Algorithm is a reverse-engineered playbook that dissects the success of The Four (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple). In this episode I consider how appealing to human instinct, becoming a career accelerant, growth and margins, and "the rundle" might apply to our cities and if there are opportunities for differentiation. In keeping with my podcast promise (less than 10 minutes), I'll cover the other half of the T-Algorithm in a part 2 episode. 
05:30
May 30, 2021
Demand, NIFs, Danger
"What we are seeing most demand for in our portfolio is in the transit-oriented projects and walkable communities." (3 min read) Neighborhood investment funds can help create more inclusive economies in cities. (4 min read) How to make consumers more aware of the dangers of SUVs and trucks? (3 min read) Another city reduces minimum parking requirements (4 min read)
06:52
May 27, 2021
Marketing, Challenge, Parking
Some creative thoughts and discussion around single-family housing. (Reddit thread) Explore Tokyo suburbs (4 min read) Los Angles housing design challenge winners.  (Interactive) Parking destroys cities (behind a paywall - 6 min read)
07:08
May 20, 2021
Feet, Supply, and the word "Urban"
A creative way to advertise walking. (3 min vid)   More data supporting affordable housing is a supply and demand issue. (46-page pdf) Bad news. Supply is extremely limited right now.  (6 min vid) Urban doesn't mean big city. (6 min read)
07:10
May 13, 2021
The 4 Secrets of Our Greatest Invention
'Triumph of the City' by Edward Glaeser is a gem that shares insights into why cities are our greatest accomplishment. Humans, Not Buildings Economic Diversity A Hub For Entertainment Sprawl Affects Us All
06:19
May 8, 2021
Another cool tool, luxury, and a recipe
Visualize and plan your complete street. (Interactive)   What's up with the word luxury? (7 min read) A recipe for affordable housing. (3 min read) Talkin' fast in this one!
05:24
May 6, 2021
Parking, Granularity, Vietnam, and a Bookstore
Parking requirements block affordable housing: La Times (5 min read) and Laura Friedman and Donald Shoup (8 min read) "Why all the buildings look the same" follow up. (10 min read) Modern architecture in Vietnam (4 min read) A story about a local bookstore opening during the pandemic (7 min read)
06:43
April 29, 2021
Good Design = Bad Cities, When will it crash, and NFTs
Why do all these new developments look the same? (8 min vid) "When is the housing market going to crash?" is trending on Google search (5 min read) NFTs matter in urban planning?  (3 min read)
06:08
April 22, 2021
Net 0, We back?, 2 sides
This week I learned about: Cycling > electric cars for net 0 cities? Cities are coming back? 2 sides to the American Jobs plan: Let's go and maybe not?
06:08
April 15, 2021
Perspective, High Speed Memes, Autonomous Investment
A city from a child's perspective (180 page ebook) and young families in cities (interactive) High speed rail meme (8 min read) Autonomous vehicles loosing investment? (5 min read)   Are electric cars better for the environment? (infographic)
05:40
April 8, 2021
Comics, Time Saved, Istanbul
A comic on the urban history (and future?) of pandemics (5 min read) How many days did you save with 0 commute life? (infographic)   Tools for pedestrian first thinking (interactive site) Public spaces and life in Istanbul (63 page, highly visual pdf)
06:50
April 1, 2021
1st principles, Sprawl UP, Miles
1st principles for urban transportation (23 page pdf)   Urban sprawl's affect on upward mobility (10 min read)   Less miles driven but higher vehicle deaths in 2020 (2 min read)
06:10
March 25, 2021
Blockchain, Bike Boom, and How we Move
This week I've been considering: How might a "blockchain" city be the future of real estate development? (5 min read) Washington DC data pointing toward bike boom (2 min read) How is America moving?  (3 min read) What does senior city advocacy group, AARP, think about community? (24 page pdf)
04:59
March 18, 2021
Bookstores, 15 min app, missing LARGE housing?
​Bookstores essential to 15 minute neighborhood? (3 min read) ​Is your city a 15 minute neighborhood? (Play around on this cool web app for 5 mins) ​ ​Missing LARGE?!? housing (6 min read) If you haven't read about the missing middle do that first. ​ ​State and local transportation agencies place a higher value on speed (and avoiding delay) than they do on safety. (6 min read)
05:20
March 11, 2021
Ground floor, the cutting edge, the Feds
​Importance of activating the ground floor (post COVID strategy)​ ​ ​New legislation modifying the rehabilitation tax credit. Additional context here. ​Transportation Sec. Buttigieg with Laura Bliss at CityLab - 8 min vid. ​ ​Seattle with another push into the "cutting edge". ​ ​No new gas stations in Petaluma.
08:06
March 4, 2021
Number of Doors, Electric Cars, and Bike Lane Expansion
1. The Gehl Door Average. ​ 2. Electric cars are still cars. ​ 3. NYC to rezone commercial space to address affordable housing? ​ 4. Bike lane expansion in Toronto expanded access to jobs​
06:44
February 25, 2021
Pedestrian Priority, 15 min neighborhood, 6ft wide
1. A moment of optimism for pedestrian first planning? Berlin is taking steps this week. 2. How one developer in Tampa Bay (a big one) is prioritizing pedestrians. Bonus: a satirical take on not having a downtown. 3. A deep dive into the 15 minute neighborhood by OG of new urbanism Andres Duany. 4. 6ft wide house for sale at $1.3m. Follow up: commentary on value per acre among other things. 
06:01
February 19, 2021
Patterns of Development Trailer
Everyday I search for patterns in real estate development - what makes for better traffic? What's in a city's best interest? Why do some places feel better than others? I read and watch 100’s of pieces of content, then I share and discuss the best each Thursday.  Whether you're a community board member, city planner, concerned citizen, small developer, real estate agent, live in the city, live in the suburbs, live the 0 commute life, or drive for hours - there's something here for you. What are the patterns of developing a successful city?   My promise to you, is that for the next 52 weeks, I will share news, data, stories, and work from experts in less than 10 minutes. Talk to you soon.  
01:11
February 18, 2021