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A confluence of economic and demographic factors means fewer Americans own homes than at any time since 1965.
Bloomberg
July 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
An early approval from the Federal Railroad Administration has set the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative in motion.
Hartford Business Journal
July 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
The long awaited arrival of bikeshare has become a reality in Portland, Oregon.
Bike Portland
July 22, 2016, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Rams COO details both the stadium's sustainable design and the positive impact the privately funded complex will have on Southern California.
The Planning Report
July 22, 2016, 10am PDT
Homeownership is often promoted as a way for low-income and minority families to build wealth. But it is those very families who assume the most risk in buying a house.
City Observatory
July 22, 2016, 9am PDT
WBUR's Here & Now ventures outside the Quicken Loans Arena to see a distressed part of the city and region, similar to parts of Detroit and Flint. Residents want abandoned homes demolished. Take the audio driving tour of East Cleveland.
Here & Now
July 22, 2016, 8am PDT
Parts of California’s rural, working-class Central Valley see virtually no transportation investment, leaving many residents stranded in the heat.
KCET Departures
July 22, 2016, 7am PDT
Forty-two conservation districts in 25 state received grants totaling $2 million this week. The funding will create technical assistance opportunities for urban agriculture and conservation projects.
National Association of Conservation Districts
July 22, 2016, 6am PDT
A new study from University of Michigan researchers tallies, and then compares, the greenhouse gas emissions from different sectors of the U.S. economy.
Fast Co.Exist
July 22, 2016, 5am PDT
The people's choice: Pac-Man.
CityLab
July 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The number of inclusionary zoning programs is growing quickly around the country. A recent study by the National Housing Conference takes stock of this prominent affordable housing tool.
American Planning Association
July 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
New York's Clean Energy Standard, if approved, would mark the first time a state put a price on carbon emissions.
Politico
July 21, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study by Trulia concentrates on elasticity (i.e., the rate at which housing stock grows, relative to demand), and arrives at the conclusion that bureaucracy, not regulation, is responsible for rising housing prices.
Trulia
July 21, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper studies the impacts both of specific land use regulations and land use regulations in the aggregate.
Market Urbanism
July 21, 2016, 10am PDT
Barcelona wants to be the world’s best city for people. To reclaim the public space and community living that residents lost to cars over the last century, the city is transforming mobility and access to public space by introducing the superblock.
Cities of the Future
July 21, 2016, 9am PDT
The Grand Old Party platform calls for an end to using gas taxes for public transit as well as other non-road purposes like "bike-sharing," opposes increases to the 23-year-old gas tax, and would eliminate the U.S. DOT Livability Initiative.
Progressive Railroading
July 21, 2016, 8am PDT
Concepts like erasure, greenfield development, and easements figure into this story about a rural community on the fringes of suburban development in Maryland's Montgomery County.
National Council on Public History
July 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The new board chair of Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently shared her ideas for the future of the transit agency.
The Urban Edge
July 21, 2016, 6am PDT
When the state allowed the 421-a tax abatement program to expire in January, the city of New York lost a key tool for development in the city. Now scuttled developments are blaming their demise on the lack of 421-a.
DNAInfo
July 21, 2016, 5am PDT
Arriving just in time in the District of Columbia, as Safe Track disrupts Metro service, General Motors launched 'Maven' to compete with ZipCar, Car2Go, and Enterprise car sharing services.
The Washington Post
July 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
Tesla's 7kWh lithium-ion Powerwall batteries come standard in every house in the planned community of YarraBend. The community is billed as the "suburb of the future."
RenewEconomy