Government / Politics

Home builders fear bans on connections of homes to water systems, issued from the state and cities, will increase next month when Gov. Jerry Brown's new water mandates take effect June 1.
4 hours ago   The Wall Street Journal
The federal government is attempting to pay closer attention to urban issues, and its Department of Housing and Urban Development is leading the way.
Dec 10, 2010   Next American City
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been in office for a year and a half. Some progress in the troubled city has been made, but much work remains, as is revealed in this interview.
Dec 10, 2010   The Detroit Free Press
The loser list is short and no surprise: The governor-elects of OH and WI had campaigned against HSR projects in their states-they got their wish. The recipients of the redirected $1.2 billion were the surprise,with CA, FL, and WA being the happiest.
Dec 10, 2010   U.S. D.O.T. Press Release
Paul Shigley of the <em>California Planning and Development Report</em> offers three predictions on what the state can expect to see in 2011 in terms of urban planning and development.
Dec 10, 2010   California Planning and Development Report
Recently, the new Journal of the American Planning Association editor Randall Crane circulated a message to US planning academics in which he asked for new submissions: Blog Post
Dec 10, 2010   By Bruce Stiftel
City officials in Fort Worth, Texas, have backed out of plans to build a streetcar downtown.
Dec 10, 2010   Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Federal government entities are supposed to be "opening" their data, publishing it online for any and all to see. While the goal is good, the reality of meeting the requirement is creating problems.
Dec 9, 2010   Next American City
TheCityFix looks at the future of the automobile in cities and the possibilities of moving people in to alternative modes in times when car ownership rates are still exploding.
Dec 9, 2010   TheCityFix
A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a 2008 District Court ruling allowing a regional air quality district to manage land use for the improvement of air quality. CA's Central Valley Air Dist. now has a lawful Indirect Source Review or sprawl fee rule.
Dec 9, 2010   AP via The Fresno Bee
More parks in the U.S. should fight funding issues through privatization, writes John Stossel.
Dec 8, 2010   Reason