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The ongoing efforts to reform street vending laws in Los Angeles gained national media attention recently. Can local officials find a way to overcome controversy and complexity to legalize street vending this year?
55 min ago   Salon
A columnist in St. Paul makes an argument in favor of zoning variances as a driver of incremental growth and economic development.
2 days ago   Star Tribune
Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik's arguments in opposition to a proposed streetcar project have been heard before.
2 days ago   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A survey of the quickly broadening reach of data about the movement of traffic reveals the next step necessary to achieve congestion nirvana: unfettered access to private cell phone data.
2 days ago   Next City
Melissa Bruntlett pens a thoughtful essay on the importance of female involvement in urbanism issues and activities.
2 days ago   modacity
A mere day after the Interior Department announced it would permanently block drilling in much of the Arctic Refuge by designating it as wilderness, it proposed allowing drilling in the Gulf, along Atlantic coast, and surprisingly, offshore Alaska.
2 days ago   McClatchy Washington Bureau
A recent spate of articles pronounced the resurrection of the suburb, so CityLab laid the false dichotomies that drive such proclamations to rest.
2 days ago   CityLab
What was hyped as one of the worst Nor'easters to hit New York City left Central Park with less than six inches of snow. However, New England and Long Island were not spared. NYC subway, buses, and rail shut down, and driving bans took effect.
2 days ago   The New York Times
Two proposals for library makeovers in Brooklyn tie into a larger narrative about development, and architecture, in New York City.
2 days ago   New York Times
And an update from Codes Study about the 600 places that really are upping their game with form-based codes.
2 days ago   PlaceShakers
The law enforcement results are in from the first year of Vision Zero policy in New York City.
3 days ago   StreetsBlog NYC