Infrastructure

November 17, 2011, 12pm PST
In an unusual showing of agreement by both houses, it would appear that Congress will terminate funding for HSR in a bill that authorizes funding for the transportation department next year. The House hears the bill Nov. 17; Senate the next day.
AP via NPR
November 17, 2011, 8am PST
Design and architecture firm Gensler has released their newest plans for the proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 17, 2011, 5am PST
Though held in recognition of zoning's 50th anniversary, the conference details future social, economic, and environmental challenges. Raymond Li reports on both the positive and negative points of discussion brought up on Tuesday.
International Business Times
November 16, 2011, 12pm PST
Costs to import water are expected to skyrocket in Southern California, making the Metropolitan Water District look for other sources. Groundwater anyone?
Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2011, 2pm PST
Despite cancelling the ARC Tunnel project last year, New Jersey may build an alternative tunnel using U.S. Senate funding.
TheCityFix.com
November 15, 2011, 1pm PST
InTransition magazine examined the daunting difficulties transportation authorities and the public faced while trying to evacuate Tokyo on the day of the Great Tohuku Earthquake in March.
InTransition
November 14, 2011, 1pm PST
It's a new thought process driven by landscape architects that takes infrastructure that was previously single-use and turns it to multiple uses such as stormwater runoff and social equity.
The Atlantic Cities
Feature
November 14, 2011, 11am PST
Long known as a land of sprawl and disconnected communities, Los Angeles has emerged as a leader in transit investments, providing forward-thinking leadership for how infrastructure finance can and should continue, even in difficult financial times, writes Allison Brooks and Darnell Chadwick Grisby of Reconnecting America.
Allison Brooks
November 14, 2011, 9am PST
WebUrbanist tells the curious story of the Gate Tower Building in Osaka, Japan. Property rights battles between the owners and transportation planners resulted in a high-rise tower with a freeway running through the 5th floor.
WebUrbanist
November 14, 2011, 8am PST
Transit agencies and railroad companies realize the importance of infrastructure, as their train cars roll over bridges and through tunnels every day. This article looks at advances in bridge construction begin driven by these private industries.
Progressive Railroading
November 13, 2011, 7am PST
Each of the cities just north of Boston will use its federal funds however it sees fit to boost smart growth principles and local economic development.
The Boston Globe
November 12, 2011, 7am PST
The two-year transportation Senate bill would mean improved infrastructure, jobs, and state-level flexibility. And as far as both parties are concerned, it's a winner.
NPR
November 12, 2011, 5am PST
Citing the city's need for private dollars to contribute to $810 million in road improvements, developers of one residential development has indefinitely shelved its plans.
Capital Business - The Washington Post
November 11, 2011, 6am PST
Mayor Villaraigosa plans to borrow against future Measure R money to fund one massive, two-year road improvement project before he leaves office.
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2011, 12pm PST
In Mumbai, a tight-knit community of Ismaili Muslims are beginning work on their 16.5 acres redevelopment project. The cluster of land, which is said to be in the heart of the city's southern tip, is to be completed by 2017.
The Polis Blog
November 9, 2011, 10am PST
Buffalo, NY urban planner Chris Hawley is excited about the possibilities for his city, explaining that the Rust Belt infrastructure already in place gives Buffalo a leg up over cities built later in history.
Next American City
November 8, 2011, 12pm PST
In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. But it shares one problem will all skyscrapers in Dubai - there is no central sewage infrastructure to accommodate the waste they produce.
Boing Boing
November 6, 2011, 5am PST
As the world continues to urbanize and megacities continue to grow, cities are increasingly "unrecognizable," no longer necessarily, say, places of political power. David Pillings repots on this and other issues challenging the traditional city.
Financial Times
November 5, 2011, 5am PDT
As part of a larger parks plan, one Atlanta suburb wants to use its bonds to build a sports complex where housing already exists. Adding to the controversy, the idea doesn't seem to have gone through a proper public review. Melissa Weinman reports.
Reporter Newspapers
November 4, 2011, 1pm PDT
Mark Chediak of Bloomberg writes about a referendum being held in Boulder, Colorado that will decide whether or not to publicly take over the Smart Grid project implemented by Xcel Energy.
Bloomberg