Government / Politics

S. 228—the National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015—would limit the power of the president to designate national monuments.
2 hours ago   National Wildlife Federation
Jim Massey of East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania is unhappy about plans to build a new apartment complex in his neighborhood, so he's encouraging his neighbors to secede from East Pennsboro and join a nearby town.
Sep 17, 2010   WGAL.com
A controversial ballot measure in November could put all Florida general plan changes to a public vote. The St. Petersburg City Council is attempting some sleight-of-hand with their land use map to avoid facing the voters.
Sep 17, 2010   The St. Petersburg Times
A year-old program in New York City intended to convert stalled condo projects into completed affordable housing has yet to make any progress.
Sep 17, 2010   The New York Observer
Small, private bus-like jitneys have taken off in cities across North Jersey, operating more frequently and at lower cost than NJ Transit. Their reckless driving and skirting of regulations, however, present problems for transit planners.
Sep 17, 2010   Market Urbanism
The proposed design for a New Orleans medical complex is being directed from state offices, and is out of place from local planning principles, according to findings.
Sep 16, 2010   New Urban Network
Despite some accusations that the federal stimulus funding has not been filtering down to actual transportation projects, work is being done. But the influx of money hasn't been able to revive a flagging construction industry.
Sep 16, 2010   Time
A cemetery on a high hill in Brooklyn is hoping to convince the city of the importance of its views -- a move that could have a big impact on future large developments in the area.
Sep 15, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
The 2004 Olympics in Athens burdened the city with underutilized venues and deep debt. But the event also vastly improved pedestrian and public transportation.
Sep 15, 2010   Next American City
Studies comparing tax revenues from a per-acre perspective show significant gains for municipalities with dense, mixed-use development.
Sep 15, 2010   New Urban Network
The conservative government led by French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been deporting hundreds of Gypsies, the nomadic people who number in the thousands in France. EU officials have called the move "a disgrace".
Sep 15, 2010   The New York Times