Government / Politics

January 19, 2016, 6am PST
At the UN’s Habitat III conference taking place this fall in Quito, Ecuador, the role of cities in addressing the movement of migrants will be a primary topic of discussion.
Citiscope
January 18, 2016, 1pm PST
A Dallas area writer finds parallels between the city’s planning processes and the New Years’ resolution practices of most human beings.
D Magazine
January 18, 2016, 8am PST
Following-up on the president's assertion in his State of the Union address to better manage coal and oil resources on federal lands to account for environmental and financial costs, the administration declared a 'pause' on issuing new coal leases.
US News & World Report
January 17, 2016, 11am PST
Similar to a local proposal by San Francisco cyclists to reduce priority for for ticketing cyclists for rolling through stop signs, a state senator hopes to do with state legislation for motorists making "California Stops" at red lights.
San Mateo Daily Journal
January 16, 2016, 7am PST
The Oregon State Senate is considering a bill that would lift a 17-year-old ban on inclusionary zoning.
The Oregonian
January 15, 2016, 10am PST
The U.S.Treasury Department will begin identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end luxury real estate in Manhattan and Miami Dade County because of concerns about the illicit flow of money.
The New York Times
January 15, 2016, 8am PST
President Obama's final State of the Union made no mention of the FAST Act—the first long term transportation reauthorization since SAFETEA-LU, which expired in 2009. It's omission baffled many high ranking leaders.
Politico Morning Transportation
January 15, 2016, 6am PST
With the historic climate agreement reached in Paris at COP21, what implications will it have on the architecture, engineering and design industries? Doggerel spoke to U.S. Green Building Council Chair-elect Fiona Cousins for her perspective.
Doggerel
January 14, 2016, 2pm PST
Something is missing from a lot of the walkable downtown business zones in cities around Colorado: tobacco smoke.
The Denver Post
January 14, 2016, 10am PST
SoHo, a Manhattan neighborhood full of luxury apartments and a median income of $111,000/year, must accept a new facility that includes a garage for sanitation trucks. Why, and how will it test the city's commitment to infrastructure design?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 14, 2016, 7am PST
A case is made that Gov. Rick Snyder's handling of the lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan is analogous to former President George W. Bush's bungling of the crisis resulting after Hurricane Katrina touched-down on the Gulf coast in August 2005.
MSNBC
January 12, 2016, 1pm PST
Though the governor's office remains staunchly opposed to new taxes, the Wisconsin State Legislature is searching for politically viable ways to fund transportation infrastructure improvements at the local level.
Urban Milwaukee
January 11, 2016, 12pm PST
In an news analysis for The New York Times Sunday Review, Alan Feuer sees the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon as another struggle between the Wise Use movement, which began is the 1980s, and the mainstream.
The New York Times
January 11, 2016, 8am PST
An earlier post on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's big capital project proposal this week gave barely a mention of his new plans for the renovation, or rebirth, of Penn Station, America's busiest rail station.
The New York Times
January 10, 2016, 5am PST
There is hidden economic diversity even in one of the most famous (and toniest) of zip codes.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 8, 2016, 10am PST
The New York governor continues his tour of New York, promoting his big ticket capital agenda, yet not suggesting any means to pay for them. Worse yet, he restricts new funding options, like increased tolls, adding costs to the transportation budget.
The New York Times
January 8, 2016, 9am PST
The funding allotment for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) included in the Omnibus spending bill marked a substantial increase over previous years.
APA Policy News
January 6, 2016, 12pm PST
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown provides insight into one of the nation's most significant planning efforts.
Urbanophile
January 6, 2016, 10am PST
Citing the critical economic need for road construction and transit improvements, Gov. Bruce Rauner will conduct a general obligation bond sale later this month.
Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2016, 9am PST
"It's too cold to walk here" is often the response to the subject of livability in northern climes. Hazel Borys hails from the third coldest city of its size on earth and talks walkable winter cities.
PlaceShakers