The Obama Administration is set to announce a new jobs bill and state officials are clamoring to get their hands on some of the $69 billion the federal government is dedicating to the next batch of stimulus-related infrastructure projects.
Dec 8, 2009 The Washington Times
Planning commissioners in Cleveland are pushing forward a plan to revitalize the city's waterfront and port.
Dec 7, 2009 The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The majority of the world's population now lives in urban areas -- except for Britain. Some say that bucked trend must be reversed.
Dec 7, 2009 Wired UK
The Bay Area's air pollution regulatory agency may approve in January the nation's first guidelines to limit greenhouse gas emissions for new developments, but it would be up to local governments to enforce them.
Dec 7, 2009 Contra Costa Times
Stimulus funds directed at high speed rail projects have inspired a flood of lobbying efforts across the country, according to this analysis from the <em>Center for Public Integrity</em>.
Dec 6, 2009 The Center for Public Integrity
Columbia's plans to use eminent domain to expand its campus may have to wait. On Thursday, an appellate court reversed a previous decision to take property on behalf of the school.
Dec 5, 2009 The New York Times
New legislation looks to boost the federal government's investment in urban parks for the first time in eight years.
Dec 5, 2009 Gotham Gazette
I am prompted to report on this issue I came across in a news item last week. A Baptist minister in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, buried his 18-year-old son, who died three days after a car crash on July 12, in the backyard of the pastor's church. While state law doesn't prohibit this, some county and local ordinances do, and this county, Fayette County, only allows burials on large parcels zoned for agricultural use. The church has only five acres and is in a residential zone.
Dec 4, 2009 By
Since the stimulus package was announced, the emphasis on 'shovel-ready' projects elicited criticism from urbanists. At yesterday's White House jobs summit, Pres. Obama acknowledged the tension it has caused.
Dec 4, 2009 Streetsblog
Among the criteria for evaluating projects, livability is at the top, along with safety and economic competitiveness.
Dec 4, 2009 New Urban News email