Infrastructure

Use of the 495 Express Lanes, a HOT variable toll, has been fetching a pretty penny this year for commuters looking to escape the notoriously congested Capital Beltway. The ongoing experiment in commute pricing should recede before a tipping point.
19 hours ago   The Washington Post
This video from <em>Streetfilms</em> looks into parking and explores why underpriced parking can be bad for cities.
Apr 24, 2011   Streetfilms
A new report on sidewalks and climate change in Seattle prompts a call to urban planners and municipal officials to take greater care in installing sidewalks in neighborhoods.
Apr 24, 2011   Crosscut
A personal rapid transit proposal called "SkyTran" might be a smart choice for Detroit, according to this article.
Apr 23, 2011   The Detroit Free Press
This video from <em>VBS</em> follows photographer Donald Weber into the exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, where he documents the aftermath of the evacuation.
Apr 23, 2011   VBS
As water resources become increasingly important in the American West, new tactics for sharing among farmers, environmentalists and urban officials are showing how arid areas can withstand shortages.
Apr 22, 2011   High Country News
Here in Canada, we're in the midst of a Federal election. It's an election where if you're interested in urban issues, you're likely quite frustrated.   Opinion
Apr 19, 2011   By Brent Toderian
Leaders in Charleston County have reversed course on a $500 million highway expansion plan, following public outcry.
Apr 19, 2011   Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Rick Scott's general counsel, Charles Trippe, admitted that he "misrepresented a central fact" to support the governor's rejection of federal funds for HSR. This fact could lead to a reopening of the case, according to The Infrastructurist.
Apr 19, 2011   The Infrastructurist
New pedestrian signs installed throughout London aim to encourage more people to walk by providing them with information on walking times and local attractions.
Apr 18, 2011   This Big City
As funding falters in the private sector, some privately- or university-driven design centers are still pursuing new ideas is urban design and development. <em>Places</em> profiles one at the University of Arkansas.
Apr 16, 2011   Places