Infrastructure

August 24, 2016, 5am PDT
Do cities that make homeowners repair sidewalks subsidize car culture? Or do cities that fund sidewalks subsidize sprawl?
CityLab
August 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Moscow's Mayor has pushed an agenda to beautify the city, create social spaces, and make the city more walkable, but critics see the move towards walkability as more of a forced march.
Foreign Policy
August 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
Governing
August 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A case study provided by the MillionTreesNYC program offers insight into complicated territorial boundaries that can challenge urban greening projects.
DeepRoot
August 23, 2016, 7am PDT
A status update of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan leaves a writer wondering if the backlog pedestrian infrastructure maintenance will grow while only a few planned projects get built.
The Urbanist
August 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Republicans in Minnesota are ready to put the final nail in the coffin of the proposed Southwest light rail project, which would connect downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.
MinnPost
August 22, 2016, 7am PDT
The de Blasio Administration has recommended that the city of New York is ready to collect its trash in a new way, with a system known as franchising.
Politico New York
August 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
Decades ago, developers installed sub-standard asphalt on residential streets in Omaha, with the understanding that residents, not the city, would maintain them.
The Associated Press via The Denver Post
August 20, 2016, 7am PDT
The Dallas News reviews a proposal that would extend the reach of one of the most successful public spaces in Dallas.
Dallas News
August 19, 2016, 10am PDT
With a slew of new rail transit lines opening on the FasTracks system, Denver-area suburbs are readying their development environments for transit-oriented opportunities.
The Denver Post
August 19, 2016, 8am PDT
The rare and elusive comprehensive planning review has been published by nextSTL.
nextSTL
August 19, 2016, 7am PDT
The future of cap-and-trade in California may be uncertain, but the $391 million allocated Tuesday from the program for greenhouse gas-reducing transit capital projects is real. A plan to release $1.2 billion of carbon revenue has been introduced.
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Chicago Mayor Rah Emanuel and the Metropolitan Planning Council announced the "Our Great Rivers" plan this week.
Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2016, 11am PDT
The village of Shishmaref would be the first town in the United States to decide to move in the face of climate change.
The Guardian
August 18, 2016, 10am PDT
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee announced the details of a new 25-year strategic plan.
The Tennessean
August 17, 2016, 2pm PDT
The extreme weather events predicted for decades by climate scientists have been on parade in the Southern United States all year. Are we ready to say, "this is climate change"?
The New York Times
August 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
Checking in with the level of participation from California water districts in efforts to conserve water a few months removed from an average rain year once predicted to deliver El Niño-sized excess.
The San Jose Mercury News
August 17, 2016, 10am PDT
The plight of laid-off laborers who had been repaving a New Jersey bridge illustrates that people suffer as well as infrastructure and mobility when transportation funding bills fail to pass.
The North Jersey Record
August 17, 2016, 7am PDT
So far the reviews have not been kind to the proposed changes to the U.S. Department of Transportation performance measurement rule. The public comment for the proposed rule closes August 20.
The Hill
August 17, 2016, 5am PDT
Data collection used for planning purposes has traditionally focused on cars, rather than people. So far, innovative transportation technologies seem unconcerned with changing that pattern.
City Observatory