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Planetizen
August 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
In 1950 the Walt Disney Company released a cartoon called "Motor Mania". Starring Goofy, the film chronicles the metamorphosis of the mild-mannered "Mr. Walker" into the terror of the streets, "Mr. Wheeler". It was ahead of its time.
Community Builders
August 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
Planning for the first human occupied martian cities is taking its next big step with three 3D-printed test colonies planned to be erected in the Mojave Desert.
Quartz
August 19, 2016, 11am PDT
'Big Brother' has long been voiced as a criticism of charging motorists by the mile driven, but in the ongoing Oregon road usage charge program, more than 75 percent of volunteer enrollees opted for a recording technology with GPS.
Planetizen
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, 9am PDT
The federal government has decided that a policy recently approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would have the exact opposite effect of its intentions.
San Francisco Chronicle
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, 6am PDT
African-Americans and Latinos lost huge amounts of wealth in the crisis. A Washington Post editorial writer asserts that all this loss of wealth is a positive, even though it affected low- and moderate-income and new buyers disproportionately.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
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, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Energy Administration confirms a development that first got teased back in April—natural gas is now responsible for more carbon emissions that coal.
State Impact
August 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Never underestimate the power of whimsy in the built environment. A genuine and unconditional spirit of welcome and inclusion can be found in the most unexpected forms of participatory art.
PlaceShakers
August 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
"Range anxiety" is leading some consumers away from electric cars, but their fears are unfounded, according to a new study.
Pacific Standard
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 18, 2016, 9am PDT
The Rockefeller Foundation and the Unreasonable Institute want to help small organizations implement big ideas around the US.
Curbed
August 18, 2016, 8am PDT
In yet another surprising twist to the candidacy of Donald Trump, one of his economic advisors happens not only to take a dim view of China but also a dim view of urban growth.
California Planning & Development Report
August 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Townhouses have been growing like kudzu in Houston over the past few years as the uber-sprawling city has finally started to fill in and become more dense. Locals hate them, but there's beauty to be found in efficient land use.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
August 18, 2016, 6am PDT
The circumstances surrounding the deaths of five bicyclists and injuring of four in June by a motorist on a rural road outside Kalamazoo, Michigan, were so horrendous that it caught the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Kalamazoo News
August 18, 2016, 5am PDT
When urban areas intrude into former wildlife habitat areas, animals face challenges moving across busy roadways. In Australia, designers have worked to create passages for koalas to avoid the dangers of speeding motorists.
Phys.org
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