Government / Politics

Cory Booker has introduced a railroad bill that will, among other things, expand financing for transit-oriented projects near train stations. The new law would also make it easier for TOD developers to apply for federal loans.
Yesterday   Smart Growth America
The Expo’s stated theme was “Better City, Better Life,” and organizers boasted it was the first World’s Fair devoted to the contemplation of cities.
Nov 6, 2010   Fast Company
While new Wisconsin and Ohio Republican governors are not supportive of high speed rail and my try to steer their state's high speed rail awards for road purposes, the new Republican governors of Iowa and Michigan appear to be Amtrak supporters.
Nov 5, 2010   The Wall Street Journal - U.S.
The recently retired Don Waldie, an impassioned observer and critic of metropolitan Los Angeles, spent his career finding ways for residents to participate to the civic process.
Nov 4, 2010   The Planning Report
Aerotropolises are cities that develop around airports into vibrant centers of business and residences. The Boston area had a chance to make one, but the city and state missed out, according to this column.
Nov 3, 2010   The Boston Globe
Officials in Cambodia are hoping to capitalize on tourists' interest in the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge regime with a proposed theme park.
Nov 3, 2010   The Atlantic
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging for golf courses to be expropriated for other uses, and calling on citizens to make use of abandoned land.
Nov 3, 2010   Bloomberg
When it comes to economics, statistics, demographics, development, and our daily actions, city lines don't count for much - neighborhoods and regions are where things happen, says Kaid Benfield.
Nov 2, 2010   Sustainable Cities Collective
A major mountaintop mining permit is likely to be rejected after an environmental review found "unacceptable" impacts on water quality and wildlife. This would be the first major rebuke to the mining practice, and could foreshadow its end.
Nov 2, 2010   Nature
Leaders in Seattle are considering a plan to offer naming rights to various parks and civic amenities.
Nov 2, 2010   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A one-time fringe bicycle activist group in the Pacific Northwest has turned into a major player in mainstream politics.
Nov 2, 2010   The Seattle Times