Government / Politics

Construction began July 16 on the Petra Nova project, 27 miles from Houston. President Obama and many climate experts are banking on CCS to mitigate carbon emissions from the world's largest source of carbon emissions: coal burning power plants.
21 hours ago   Reuters
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the availability of $600 million in new funding for surface transportation projects.
May 29, 2010   US Department of Transportation
A private company, working with the City Council of Nairobi, sells advertising space to fund streetlights in the city. Smart public/private partnership, or intrusion of advertising on public spaces?
May 28, 2010   Next American City
Don't call them granny flats or inlaw units! These are separate units that can only be built on lots of 4,000 sq. ft. minimum. Only 50 have been built or permitted since the trial began in 2006. The goal is to bring affordabllity to SFH neighborhoods
May 28, 2010   USA Today
With fruit prices way down, some farmers in British Columbia are taking their fields out of production and renting them out as RV parks. The government in Kelowna, BC, is not happy.
May 28, 2010   The Globe and Mail
State governments in the U.S. are radically rethinking how they work. With tight budgets and little sign of improvement anytime soon, big ideas are bubbling. But few have been put in motion.
May 28, 2010   The New York Times
As South Africa prepares to host the soccer World Cup, questions remain about whether the estimated $6 billion investment will be worth it. Some say those questions won't be answered for years.
May 28, 2010   Sports Illustrated
Like Daniel Burnham's famous Chicago plan, a bold plan for Columbus, Ohio has been proposed by the Columbus Downtown Development Corp. The plan, developed by consultant MSI Design, hearkens back to turn-of-the-century city plans that went unrealized.
May 27, 2010   The Columbus Dispatch
With one of Philadelphia's best-supported public parks in danger of losing the private funding that keeps it maintained, <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> architecture critic Inga Saffron looks at the sad state of the city's parks.
May 27, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Five years in the works, Denver's new zoning code has been introduced. The form-based code now faces a period of public input before its expected approval.
May 27, 2010   The Denver Daily News
Plans to expand Charlotte's CATS light rail system to a nearby university could be delayed by a decade or more.
May 27, 2010   The Charlotte Observer