Government / Politics

No, the debilitating lawsuits haven't been resolved, so the HSR Authority still can't tap the $10 billion in voter-approved bonds, but the new state budget based on cap-and-trade revenue for HSR is sparking inquiries from private investors.
5 hours ago   Inside Bay Area
Deputy Mayor Naomi Tsur of Jerusalem is proposing that the city must 'emerge from its [many] walls', and connect and enhance its vibrant public spaces.
May 19, 2010   myurbanist
A recent proposal by Britain's Conservative Party to create a system of conservation credits to protect biodiversity should be expanded to a global scale, according to this piece from <em>The Guardian</em>.
May 19, 2010   The Guardian
A gubernatorial candidate in California wants to take one of the Channel Islands (a national park) and make it a place to dump pedophiles, with their own separate society.
May 18, 2010   Curbed
The American Power Act climate legislation</a> by Senators Kerry and Lieberman, unveiled May 12, does have fees that oil refineries must pay, but is it a stretch to call the bill a disguised gas tax? Edmunds.com analyses American Solutions charge.
May 17, 2010   Edmunds.com
Despite being one of the largest cities in the U.S., public transit in Houston has not kept up with its population growth. Kristie Lewis offers five reasons why.
May 17, 2010   The Infrastructurist
Planners in cities across the country are installing electronic sensors to track how many people are making use of bike lanes and trails.
May 17, 2010   USA Today
This post from <em>The Transport Politic</em> tracks the growth and planned expansion of rapid transit projects all across China
May 16, 2010   the transport politic
Despite what seemed to be a gung-ho Federal government, high speed rail could flop in the U.S., according to this piece from <em>The Infrastructurist</em>.
May 16, 2010   The Infrastructurist
A variety of road and streetscape improvement projects in San Francisco are reviving the city's streets. But now, the city has to ask itself whether it wants to keep paying for these improvements.
May 16, 2010   San Francisco Bay Guardian
If cities want to curb energy use, they should focus on private buildings, according to this article.
May 15, 2010   Sustainable Life