Government / Politics

Rep. Ted Poe (R – Texas) has introduced legislation that would gut the reach of the American Community Survey—one of the most useful sources of information for planning research.
4 hours ago   APA Policy News
As Washington D.C. transportation Gabe Klein prepares to leave his post, columnist Robert Thomson looks at the impact of his short legacy.
Dec 12, 2010   The Washington Post
In an effort to halt the destruction of rainforests, increasing amounts of money are being offered to countries for preservation efforts. But some wonder whether throwing money at the problem will yield a solution.
Dec 11, 2010   Der Spiegel
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: Blog Post
Dec 10, 2010   By Bruce Stiftel
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