Government / Politics

Just over a year ago President Obama's draft Clean Power Plan Rule was unveiled. That proposal has been finalized and the president promoted it at a press event on Monday.The final rule is both stronger and more lenient that the original proposal.
13 hours ago   The Guardian
While transportation activists in Los Angeles are getting behind a plan to cram 30 years of transportation projects into a decade, environmentalists in nearby San Diego want to do 50 years worth in the same amount of time.
Jan 26, 2011   Streetsblog LA
With a downtown largely devoid of trees, Minneapolis is considering a new plan that would add more green life and greenspace to the city's center.
Jan 26, 2011   MinnPost
This debate from <em>China Daily</em> offers a point-counterpoint over whether Chinese cities should be embarking on major subway building projects.
Jan 26, 2011   China Daily
The U.S. spends far less on its infrastructure than many other countries, which some say will hurt the nation's competitiveness. The U.S. needs to build infrastructure, but as Neal Peirce argues, with a few caveats.
Jan 25, 2011   Citiwire
The U.S. war in Afghanistan is also a broad infrastructure building effort, according to military officials who talk about a rail building effort known as the Silk Road Initiative
Jan 25, 2011   Transportation Nation
Redevelopment agencies are vital to job creation and necessary for central cities to stem suburban job sprawl, claims Gerald Metcalf, executive director of a SF urban think tank (SPUR), countering CA Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed elimination of them.
Jan 24, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle - Sunday Insight
There are 12 community benefit districts in San Francisco, which raise their own taxes to create funds for various local projects. But some argue they favor big businesses.
Jan 24, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
A new project is seeking to create the first citywide, comprehensive urban agriculture plan for New York City.
Jan 24, 2011   Urban Omnibus
A group of city leaders and activists gathered in Sacramento to protest Governor Jerry Brown's plan to close the state's redevelopment agencies.
Jan 24, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
This TIME video is titled, "What Makes Cities Smart?" But the mayors interviewed - Villariagosa, Daley, Nutter - are mostly obsessed with building public transit and high-speed rail.
Jan 24, 2011   Time