Government / Politics

The fracking rebellion has finally spread to The Lone Star State. Citizens of Denton have had enough with environmental woes from fracking close to homes and gathered signatures. Plus: the outcome of litigation against Colorado 's first fracking ban.
22 hours ago   The Texas Tribune
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
The American Power Act sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions, creates a cap, trade, and dividend program that rebates funds to energy bill payers, directs $6 billion yearly to targeted transportation programs, and curtails EPA's climate authority.
May 14, 2010   Kansas City Star
Jackson, New York and several other small upstate towns have entered the immigration wars by passing a law requiring all official town business to be conducted in English.
May 14, 2010   New York Times
San Antonio, Texas, is partnering with business and nonprofit groups on a project aimed at curbing homelessness.
May 13, 2010   San Antonio Express-News
If Elena Kagan is confirmed, not only will the Supreme Court get its third sitting woman. It will also get its second woman New Yorker. Bill Fulton considers the importance of the urban experience in jurisprudence.
May 11, 2010   California Planning & Development Report
Next month's World Cup in South Africa will bring a lot of attention to the country, and a lot of opportunity. Though many hope the country will see an economic benefit, the biggest impact is likely to be the creation of urban infrastructure. Exclusive
May 10, 2010  By Nate Berg
The recent bomb scare in New York City's Times Square has brought increased attention to the city's system of security cameras.
May 9, 2010   The New York Times