Infrastructure

March 1, 2011, 5am PST
NYC is asking private investment banks to submit ideas on how to privatize city assets.
Streets Blog
February 25, 2011, 1pm PST
A new peer reviewed study reveals that housing located in compact, transit-oriented and location efficient developments are more likely to consume less energy than developments in low density suburban areas.
NRDC
February 24, 2011, 2pm PST
The city of Helsinki has developed a master plan for its burgeoning underground city.
The Huffington Post
February 24, 2011, 12pm PST
A study suggests that changes in land use planning will be necessary for California cities to reap the full economic and environmental benefits of HSR.
SPUR
February 24, 2011, 6am PST
Ground has broken on Honolulu's long-planned rail system, but locals still worry that the new transit won't lure new development to town.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
February 23, 2011, 1pm PST
A recent urban design conference held at North Carolina State University focused on the concept of the "Sustainable Suburb" and how to achieve it.
Sustainable Cities Collective
February 23, 2011, 9am PST
Transportation consultant and analyst Ken Orski looks into the transportation provisions of President Obama's proposed 2012 budget and beyond and notices some major shortfalls - and poses questions to the administration as to how they will be funded.
InfrastructureUSA
February 22, 2011, 8am PST
Plans to use western rivers to transport oil production equipment are butting against environmentalists' concerns over endangered salmon.
The New York Times
February 21, 2011, 5am PST
Construction is nearing completion on the longest railway tunnel in the world.
National Geographic
February 18, 2011, 5am PST
The idea of a federal infrastructure bank has been floating around Washington for years, and has recently gathered significant support. But with debates underway about the federal budget, some wonder whether the idea stands a chance.
National Journal
February 17, 2011, 11am PST
Salt Lake City, Utah has rapidly expanded its public transit system. In this Q&A, Mayor Ralph Becker talks about making those investments and how well they have worked.
U.S. News And World Report
February 17, 2011, 10am PST
A new book suggests that airports can be the driving factor that creates vibrant global cities in the future. This review from <em>Metropolis</em> holds some doubts.
Metropolis
February 17, 2011, 6am PST
Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced that he will refuse $2.4 billion from the federal government to complete the Tampa-Orlando Intercity Rail Project.
the transport politic
February 16, 2011, 2pm PST
When you look at Obama's $3.73 trillion, 2012 budget proposal, with EPA down 11% and HUD down 16%, one department stands out - transportation, increasing 68%. Yonah Freemark looks at some of the details in his transportation budget proposal.
theTransportPolitic
February 15, 2011, 12pm PST
A prototype bike path is being built in Amsterdam. When complete, it will combine the best aspects of earth-friendly transportation and eco-friendly energy, say the project's developers.
WebEcoist.com
February 15, 2011, 7am PST
Climate change and sea level rise are expected to increase the amount of major storm events worldwide. For coastal parts of New York City, the effects could be catastrophic. The city is trying to plan now for the storms to come.
WNYC
February 14, 2011, 5am PST
A Charleston environmental group has suggested an alternative to a proposed expansion of Interstate 526 which solves the congestion problem with refinements to local streets and costs half the price.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
February 13, 2011, 11am PST
"Intelligent cities" is picking up steam as the new buzzword in planning and a potentially game-changing way of using data to drive decisions. But we need to be sure we don't lose the human intelligence in planning.
Next American City
February 11, 2011, 12pm PST
Could the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce daily be an asset?
The New York Times
February 11, 2011, 8am PST
One plan to build a tunnel under the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York was killed by Governor Chris Christie, but New Jersey's senators have gotten behind a new plan to do the same thing.
The New York Times