Peer Smets (VU University Amsterdam) investigates the socio-cultural impacts of specific patterns of urban segregation (gated communities) on local urban politics and urban governance.
Dec 28, 2009 The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal
Peter Craig, a lawyer that was pivotal in fighting a proposal to bisect Washington, D.C. with interstate highways, died last month. The Washington Post looks at his legacy.
Dec 28, 2009 The Washington Post
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief stated in a public meeting that their evidence shows that the gated communities in the area are not statistically any freer of crime than non-gated ones.
Dec 26, 2009 The Naked City
Americans are shocked to discover that the country's highways are subsidized by Big Government at the taxpayer's expense.
Dec 25, 2009 The Beast
The jobs and defense bills - both of which will provide much needed money for transportation projects while extending the current transportation authorization law (SAFETEA-LU) through Sept. 2010, are working there way to the President's desk.
Dec 23, 2009 Transportation for America
A new federal grant program is enabling private car and taxi companies in cities across the country to buy new handicapped-accessible cars for their fleets.
Dec 23, 2009 USA Today
Infrastructure spending is becoming a dividing issue amongst political factions in America, according to this piece from <em>Wired</em>.
Dec 22, 2009 Wired
The Northeast corridor has effectively been shut out from receiving any federal high speed rail stimulus dollars due to tight environmental review policies.
Dec 22, 2009 The Boston Globe
Plans to quickly rebuild the historic Lansdowne Park in Ottawa instead of spending time on a design competition have spurred hot controversy in the city. Architecture critic Christopher Hume says the fast approach is bad for the project and the city.
Dec 22, 2009 The Toronto Star
Is San Francisco the worst-run big city in the country? The SF Weekly argues that despite spending more per capita than any other city, SF fails to deliver on almost everything.
Dec 22, 2009 SF Weekly