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Though housing advocates consider micro-housing units a helpful tool in keeping housing affordable, the city of Seattle has nonetheless produced a series of regulations making such projects harder and harder to build.
Neiman Taber
5 days ago
A writer for the Tampa Bay Times critiques the city of St. Petersburg's response to repeat storm events that have sent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into its public waters.
Tampa Bay Times
5 days ago
Next year, trains traveling at up to 110 mph will speed through grade crossings faster than the current trains traveling at up to 79 m.p.h, and motorists need to prepare for crossing gates that will stay down up to three times longer.
The State Journal-Register
5 days ago
L.A. County's Parks and Rec Dept. has just completed a major study of the county's park needs. Departmental Facilities Planner Clement Lau explains the study and below are a few things that came to light.
UrbDeZine
5 days ago
The editorial board of the Toronto Star picks a side in the policy debate over highway tolling.
The Toronto Star
Blog post
5 days ago
Dave Biggs interviews author James Hoggan about his new book, "I'm Right and You're An Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up."
Dave Biggs
5 days ago
According to a recent article in Urban Milwaukee, plans for a road diet have preceded a wave of reinvestment in the Walker's Point neighborhood.
Urban Milwaukee
5 days ago
An annual report analyzing the "State of the City" speeches of 100 mayors finds remarkable consistency in messaging.
Next City
5 days ago
A new breed of preservation has sprung up in Toronto, where existing structures are partially preserved to give new building's old facades. But is this attempt to preserve the existing streetscape actually succeeding?
Treehugger
Feature
5 days ago
The ethical quandaries that will confront self-driving cars as they navigate the world pose a lot of difficult questions. Antonio Loro charts a course for answering these tough questions.
Antonio Loro
5 days ago
The Bay Area provides a case study of the effect of transportation network companies on ground transportation to and from airports.
The San Jose Mercury News
6 days ago
The challenges of bridging the digital divide are exacerbated by the racist legacies of previous infrastructure systems, according to a recent presentation to the New York Regional Plan Association.
RPA Lab
6 days ago
The 6.2 mile, two-station electrified commuter rail line is opening as expected next Monday, July 25, but future service to the northwestern counties of Broomfield and Boulder will be delayed due to an unexpected funding shortfall.
The Denver Post
6 days ago
At their July 7 meeting, the Caltrain Joint Powers Board, a 3-county body that administers the crowded San Jose-to-San Francisco commuter rail line, unanimously approved $1.25 billion in contracts to rail and infrastructure firms for electrification.
Streetsblog SF
6 days ago
A well organized opposition to a planned Bus Rapid Transit line in Albuquerque, New Mexico has stalled the beginning of construction on the new transit line with lawsuits.
Albuquerque Journal
6 days ago
Portland's City Council has sided with housing advocates against neighborhood groups who wanted new developments to include parking spaces.
Willamette Week
6 days ago
In a move to address changing preferences, some Minneapolis' parks are slowly eliminating baseball diamonds and tennis courts in favor of adaptable fields and multi-purpose courts.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
6 days ago
International borders viewed from above show how different patterns of political, urban and agricultural development often collide.
Medium
6 days ago
The Planetizen Week in Review is back.
Planetizen
Blog post
6 days ago
More than any other place, wildlife have impact on human health, quality of life and aesthetics in urban areas. Thinking about city planning at the terrestrial wildlife scale could support mutual objectives of city planning.
Steven Snell
July 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Often overlooked, alleys can be transformed into valuable community spaces
CityLab