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:
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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