Infrastructure

September 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Portland isn’t collecting a gas tax approved by voters in May yet, but the city is already finding a way to spend the money.
The Oregonian
September 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The American Society of landscape Architects is promoting a new guide to resilient landscape design, which examines hundreds of case studies for examples of infrastructure that works with nature, instead of against it.
ASLA The Dirt
September 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
In the mid-1980s, a tug-of-war over the future of one of Melbourne, Australia's most important streets took place with those wanting full pedestrianization realizing their vision for one brief, shining moment.
Kill Your Darlings
September 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Recycled metals, plastics, glass, and other materials are more economical than ever. Welcome to a new era of waste management.
Quartz
September 18, 2016, 7am PDT
The executive director of a research and policy center on privatization and responsible contracting says a proposal to privative parking operations at the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority would bring a half century of regret.
The Huffington Post
September 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tesla just won a competitive bid to supply utility-scale power in Southern California—providing security in the event of a catastrophe like the Porter Ranch methane leak.
Bloomberg
September 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Chicago Department of Transportation is busy with bike infrastructure projects around the city. Steven Vance updates the latest.
Chi.Streetsblog
September 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will go out to bid on a design-build contract to reconstruct the Routes 6 and 10 interchange in Providence, with the hope of completing construction in four years. Some will remember what might have been.
Providence Journal
September 15, 2016, 10am PDT
A cynical person might say that this is why we can't have nice things.
The New York Times
September 15, 2016, 8am PDT
Growing for Chicago will use the $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine a "cohort-based" model for urban agriculture.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 15, 2016, 7am PDT
A $40 million investment is being split between four cities—Memphis, Chicago, Akron, and Detroit—with the hopes of making big impacts for the community by revitalizing and/or repurposing exiting civic spaces.
CityLab
September 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new book by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist digs into the consequences of a society driven by the automobile.
The New York Times
September 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
In 1851 the City of Seattle could have been a vastly different place if alternative development decisions had been made that took the original inhabitants, nature, and topography into consideration.
Crosscut
September 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The names and faces occupying decision-making positions in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization do not reflect the names and faces of the people they are meant to represent.
Streetsblog USA
September 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The chief policy officer of Google's Sidewalk Labs proposes six first principles of urbanism to frame the potential impact of technology on urban environments.
Sidewalk Talk
September 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The shared street concept is being tested in Chicago, with goals of spurring economic development, allowing new and flexible use of public spaces, and increasing pedestrian safety.
Chicago Tribune
September 13, 2016, 7am PDT
The city of Dallas is rolling out a new "parking-meter app" this week, but larger changes could be looming in the future.
Dallas News
September 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
Lancaster, California's investment in it's primary downtown thoroughfare has sparked a renaissance in its once ailing downtown.
Public Square
September 12, 2016, 7am PDT
It's becoming clear that Texas will beat California to having the first all high-speed train on the continent. Ethan Elkind suggests three ways that success for Texas Central's Dallas-to-Houston line will benefit the struggling California project.
Ethan Elkind
September 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Just as Toronto's subway cars provide an example of the benefits that await New Yorkers when their new 'open gangway' cars arrive in 2020, Toronto's extensive streetcar network also provides an example for New York — of what not to do.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region