Infrastructure

March 7, 2016, 5am PST
Aaron Renn writes an argument against economic development investments in the form of stadiums, casinos and convention centers—favored by so many local governments.
Governing
March 5, 2016, 1pm PST
Kristen Jeffers writes that she's changed her mind about the existence of hierarchies among U.S. cities.
The Black Urbanist
March 5, 2016, 11am PST
A big data dump from the federal government earlier this week predicts drastic increases in the amount of freight that will be moving around the country in the next few decades.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
March 5, 2016, 5am PST
It's not a done deal yet, but Norway's $1 billion plan for inter-city bicycle highways should be enough to inspire envy among cyclists here in the United States.
CityLab
March 4, 2016, 1pm PST
The San Francisco Bay Area serves as a case study, that applies in places like Louisiana as well, of how mud shortages compound the threats of sea level rise.
Climate Central
March 4, 2016, 9am PST
Unprecedented transit build-out in California could transform the state. Now leaders are working to ensure the infrastructure connecting major cities also benefits the communities it touches along the way.
The Planning Report
March 3, 2016, 1pm PST
As more and more people live on this planet, the pressure to build smart cities that feature environmentally sustainable infrastructure will become immense. Planners will be challenged to do more with less. Here's a discussion of this complex issue.
CK Vango
March 3, 2016, 6am PST
The fixed costs of infrastructure projects leave cities like Flint struggling to pay their bills with fewer people pooling their resources.
The Atlantic
March 1, 2016, 2pm PST
Arup released some very exciting renderings of a proposed pedestrian and bike path on one of the most picturesque and heavily-trafficked spans on the West Coast.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 1, 2016, 10am PST
Federal transportation leaders recognize that sustainable transportation funding options are needed to meet America's infrastructure needs. At AASHTO's Annual Washington Briefing, different funding strategies were proposed by key Congress members.
AASHTO Journal
February 29, 2016, 9am PST
Nathan Masters reviews the new book by historian Henry Petroski, "The Road Taken," a historical look at America's roads and the civil engineers who built them.
Los Angeles Times
February 29, 2016, 8am PST
One Toronto-area man is hoping that cable cars in the sky will one day complete the metro's transit system, but transportation experts see limited use for the technology.
Hamilton Spectator
February 29, 2016, 6am PST
When Frank Gehry's involvement in the L.A. River restoration was announced in August 2015, the firm had already been conducting research on the project for nearly a year. For some time after that, details were scant and speculation abounded.
The Planning Report
February 28, 2016, 1pm PST
A post on the Rivard Report details the efforts underway in San Antonio, Texas, to reduce traffic fatalities.
Rivard Report
February 28, 2016, 9am PST
Opposition to a bikeshare proposal in Raleigh, North Carolina, centers on whether enough people will use the system to justify its cost.
The News & Observer
February 27, 2016, 9am PST
Through the lens of Henry Petroski's new book, Tom Vanderbilt discusses why infrastructure, as we have come to define it, is such a fraught topic in American life.
The New Republic
February 26, 2016, 10am PST
Investment in public space is shaping up as a signature initiative for new Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
Philadelphia
February 25, 2016, 12pm PST
The newly revealed Houston Bike Plan targets an estimated $300 million to $500 million in investments into the city's bike infrastructure.
OffCite
February 25, 2016, 11am PST
The Michigan Department of Transportation will start a $1 billion, 14-year construction project later this year, on I-75, north of Detroit. Some community members are still wondering if the project is necessary.
Detroit Free Press
February 25, 2016, 6am PST
Demolition of the Western Avenue viaduct will begin on March 1. An at-grade intersection will replace the old structure.
City of Chicago