Government / Politics

$285 million in capital dollars through 2019 will help fund parks in New York not called the High Line and lacking high-profile private backing.
5 hours ago   Inhabitat NYC
A bill working its way through the California State Legislature would require the state to reduce petroleum its consumption by half in 15 years. CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism venture, seeks to find out if it is even possible.
Aug 13, 2015   Daily Democrat
Brian Jackson will retire after stepping down from his position as chief planner for the city of Vancouver.
Aug 13, 2015   The Globe and Mail
The swift rejection of a proposal to upzone residential neighborhoods in Seattle inspired The Urbanist to evaluate the lessons of the episode. One takeaway: don't demonize single-family homeowners.
Aug 12, 2015   The Urbanist
Vox brings out the subtleties in explaining the underperformance of the U.S. public transportation system.
Aug 11, 2015   Vox
Private autos will have restricted access to a congested stretch of downtown San Francisco's main drag, Market Street, beginning August 11, in an attempt to make the street safer for non-motorists.
Aug 11, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
The rhetoric is heating up as Los Angeles considers its most significant upgrade to transportation policy since 1999.
Aug 11, 2015   Los Angeles Times
Seattle's recent Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations have created a sensational dialogue about zoning, affordability and neighborhood change. Chuck Wolfe explains how this may create an unprecedented basis for consensus in the city.
Aug 9, 2015   Crosscut
Carper, a Democrat, hopes to take advantage of historically low gas prices to hike the federal fuel taxes four cents a year for four years to end reliance on General Funds to fund transportation spending. Increased credits would offset the tax hike.
Aug 9, 2015   The Hill
Corruption charges tainted the San Francisco political ranks this week, with implications of corruption and bribery in the land use and construction process, among other charges, reaching the Mayor's Office and many others.
Aug 8, 2015   San Francisco Examiner
In a comprehensive look at the New York governor's attraction to big infrastructure projects, the analogy to Robert Moses is made by the Regional Plan Association, while the right-leaning Manhattan Institute faults Cuomo for ignoring MTA.
Aug 8, 2015   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region