In the first major study of how the Senate climate legislation would affect the economy, a non-partisan think tank indicated it would create new jobs and reduce American reliance on oil and coal while increasing usage of both nuclear and renewables.
May 23, 2010 Greenwire via The New York Times - Energy & Environment
<em>Next American City</em>'s Christian Madera reports on a series of seminars looking at how the growing open data movement is helping to offer cities solutions to some of their operational problems.
May 22, 2010 Next American City
A section of downtown Seattle has for decades been a fare-free public transit zone. Those days could be coming to an end.
May 22, 2010 The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Urban water systems are immense -- and little-understood. <em>Places</em> presents this video from the Center for Urban Pedagogy looking down below the streets to illuminate the mystery city water delivery.
May 22, 2010 Places
Houston is often the butt of many urban planners' jokes. With no formal zoning, wide roads and huge houses, it's often what urban planners are trying to move American cities away from. Joel Kotkin argues Houston is a model city for the U.S.
May 21, 2010 Forbes
In Seattle, parking spaces are reserved for people who carpool into downtown. But in recent years, an increasing amount of those parking spaces are empty.
May 21, 2010 Seattle Weekly
Tensions have arisen between the Obama administration and Oberstar, who is anxious to get working on the transportation reauthorization bill. DOT Secretary LaHood is calling for an extension of the 2005 highway bill instead.
May 21, 2010 Politico
Another city, South Florida's Delray Beach, wrestles with whether chickens can co-exist with urban residents.
May 21, 2010 South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Census is being collected and urban officials are waiting to see how this decade;s count will affect how federal funding is distributed. <em>Next American City</em> talks with the Brookings Institution's Andrew Reamer about what's at stake.
May 20, 2010 Next American City
Washington D.C.'s planned 37-mile streetcar system will be a boon to nearby businesses, according to a recent report. As a result, the mayor is pushing a plan that would ask commercial property owners to help fund the system.
May 20, 2010 The Washington Post