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.
3 hours ago   The Guardian
California Governor Jerry Brown has announced plans to reduce the state's budget gaps by possibly eliminating a wide array of projects and agencies, including the state's redevelopment agencies.
Jan 5, 2011   The Sacramento Bee
This op-ed writer does not look kindly at the 7-year legacy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. As Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the $28 billion budget deficit left by his predecessor, Joe Mathews considers Schwarzenegger's legacy.
Jan 5, 2011   Los Angeles Times - Opinion
Blair Kamin reflects on the soon-to-be-ex-mayor Richard Daley's legacy, his "passion to build," and how Chicago might be shaped without his influence.
Jan 4, 2011   The Chicago Tribune
This piece from <em>The Globe and Mail</em> takes a look at the history of Vancouver's waterfront, and how it gradually became public land.
Jan 3, 2011   The Globe and Mail
American City & County Magazine picks 6 "crown communities" for 2010, which it says "exhibit the qualities that build strong communities: cooperation, creativity and leadership."
Jan 2, 2011   American City And County
Cities seeking to become more tech-savvy and open up their data are turning to independent software developers to solve their problems.
Jan 2, 2011   Governing
In an effort to reduce congestion, Beijing is planning to reduce the amount of vehicle registrations it issues.
Jan 1, 2011   Inhabitat
The noted "antiplanner" tells the story of how, while riding a train across California, he discovered that transportation policy is driven by corrupt politics - and how he got the girl in the process.
Dec 31, 2010   The Antiplanner
Recently released plans for a possible new football stadium in downtown L.A. show how the city tends to react to developers rather than guide them, according to this criticism.
Dec 31, 2010   Los Angeles Times
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% below 1990 levels by 2020, Massachusetts hopes to tap federal funds to help enact a 'Pay As You Drive' auto insurance program to reduce transportation emissions.
Dec 30, 2010   The New York Times - Energy & Environment