Government / Politics

March 9, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>The 93-year old Bronx Borough Courthouse will soon become a charter school.</p>
The New York Times
March 8, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Murals are under fire in Los Angeles, as city officials are painting over what they see as "illegal signs".</p>
Which Way, L.A.?
March 8, 2008, 9am PST
<p>With government plans to increase the amount of land used for affordable housing in Melbourne, Australia, some say it's time for a regional planning entity.</p>
The Age
March 8, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A measure to require half of all new housing units in San Francisco's planned redevelopment of Bayview-Hunters Point is heading to the city's June ballot. The developer says the measure will kill the project.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 7, 2008, 9am PST
<p>More than 142,000 parking permits have been issued by the city of New York for public employees, enabling free parking all over the city. Critics blame the high number of permits for clogging the city's streets.</p>
The New York Times
March 7, 2008, 6am PST
<p>New Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has followed through on campaign promises to begin an overhaul of the city's planning department, handing out a series of firings in an effort to revitalize and streamline the city's planning process.</p>
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 5, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>Idaho policymakers must make necessary investments and attract talent to succeed, according to a new report.</p>
Idaho Business Review
March 5, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The Golden Gate Bridge has a four foot railing along its pedestrian sidewalk. Mental health advocates have long demanded that a barrier be placed to prevent those intent on suicide from jumping, and point to studies showing why it is needed.</p>
The Washington Post
March 5, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Alaska's "bridge to nowhere" would really be a bridge to sprawl -- and that's why it'll be a crucial issue in the upcoming Senate re-election campaign of 84-year-old Ted Stevens against Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
March 5, 2008, 8am PST
<p>What is your county doing to preserve open spaces important to your community? And is it effective? If the answers to those questions are "not enough" and "no", read on and take these effective strategies to your lawmakers.</p>
The Daily Green
March 5, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Government subsidy programs designed to support the production of the four major food crops are limiting - even penalizing - small farmers' ability to meet regional demand for local fruits and vegetables.</p>
The New York Times
March 5, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Canada's new federal budget allocates $500 million for public transit and makes a "permanent" commitment to allocating a portion of the gas tax to municipalities for infrastructure-related spending. But is it enough?</p>
CBC News
March 4, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>This opinion piece from <em>The Boston Globe</em> calls for an end to the special treatment and unfair taxes levied on city residents.</p>
The Boston Globe
March 4, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>The long-running tri-state battle over water rights between Florida, Alabama and Georgia have yet to be resolved, so the federal government has announced its intentions to impose its own solution.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 4, 2008, 10am PST
<p>As the city of San Diego prepares to consider a new general plan, the <em>San Diego Union-Tribune</em> looks back at the last 100 years in city planning.</p>
The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 4, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> examines the controversy and battle brewing between the federal government and small towns in Texas over a Department of Homeland Security plan to build more than 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.</p>
March 3, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>A proposal to sell the naming rights of Chicago's Wrigley Field is being seen as a relaxation of the ballpark's historic landmark restrictions and may open the door for city-wide landmark designation challenges, according to this commentary.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
February 29, 2008, 11am PST
<p>This article from the <em>LA Weekly</em> looks at efforts by the city planning department and key politicians to increase the density of the city.</p>
LA Weekly
February 28, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Lawmakers in Idaho have proposed a bill that seeks to limit urban renewal district abuses.</p>
Idaho Business Review
February 28, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Due to the relaxation of FAA height limits, downtown Miami may see its ever-changing skyline rise even higher.</p>
The Miami Herald