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Reviewing Governor Jerry Brown's recent proposed legislation to permit projects that provide affordable housing to be approved as-of-right.
Reuben Duarte
May 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The World Health Organisation published figures on 12 May 2016 which showed that London has breached safe levels of pollutant particles known as PM10. Almost 10,000 Londoners die prematurely each year, because of polluted air.
Cities of the Future
May 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
A visit from the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to see Robert Caro, author of "The Power Broker," provides a refresher on the works of Robert Moses and Caro's writing.
The New York Times
May 16, 2016, 11am PDT
Squatters living in the Las Vegas Valley have taken over empty houses in struggling working-class neighborhoods and in upscale planned communities such as Summerlin.
The Seattle Times
May 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Spokane, Washington may be at a crossroads as voters consider expanding the city's urban transportation system. Some say it's key to attracting young workers and building a walkable urban environment. Others see it as a waste of money.
The Spokesman-Review
May 16, 2016, 9am PDT
When a watchdog group partnered with MIT to install trackers on a batch of e-waste, the results were sobering. Much of the haul left the country, ending up in Asian junkyards where unknowing workers are exposed to toxic substances.
KUOW
May 16, 2016, 8am PDT
It's important for transit to look and feel nice, if only to resurrect its deeply tarnished image in the United States. But ridership depends on good service, not good aesthetics.
the transport politic
May 16, 2016, 7am PDT
For decades, New York City's boom times lay deep in the past. Now that the city's growing again, Aaron Renn says New York may need to take cues from the Sun Belt, of all places.
Urbanophile
May 16, 2016, 6am PDT
London's new Mayor Sadiq Khan joins a growing list of mayors who have become ardent advocates for their city's nightclubs.
Thump
May 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Chicago's looking for a new tourist attraction, and the sky gondola has made the short list. Private investors have proposed to construct a sky gondola as a tourist attraction crossing over the Chicago River, but will the plan fly?
CityLab
May 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
While the cultural authenticity and geographic footprint of Chinatowns around the United States shrink, Chicago's is growing. What can other cities learn from Chicago's model?
Chicago Tribune
May 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
San Diego's downtown has long lacked a central public square the likes of San Francisco's Union Square or Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. It got one last week and it may have a familiar feel to Portlanders. And how "public" is it?
UrbDeZine
May 15, 2016, 11am PDT
It's the little things that count—especially when it comes to building safety infrastructure onto streets so that they better serve all modes of transportation.
Bike Portland
May 15, 2016, 9am PDT
After the local community board removed a protected bike lane from its plans for the redesign of Queens Boulevard, Mayor Bill de Blasio restored it, under the premise of saving lives.
New York Daily News
May 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine if the federal government treated road safety as seriously as it does transit safety.
City Observatory
May 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans to dam China's last wild river have been circulating since 2003, but now it seems that conservationists could emerge victorious
National Geographic
May 14, 2016, 11am PDT
What better day to launch a new bike share program than on Bike-to-Work Day? in the Bay Area, that day was May 12. The City of San Mateo launched Bay Bikes, with 50 bicycles at 11 stations. Now the region has two programs, the other being regional.
KQED News Fix
May 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Miami 21 overhauled an 80-year old zoning code and replaced it with a New Urbanist-style form-based code that many credit as being the key to changing development in the city.
Governing
May 14, 2016, 7am PDT
Anti-transit advocates in Seattle got ammunition this week from an article about the party thrown by Sound Transit to celebrate the recent opening of the light rail extension from downtown to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.
The Seattle Times
May 14, 2016, 5am PDT
A new circulator system for Downtown Boise, Idaho is in the works, with the mayor gently throwing his support behind a light rail system. But questions over costs remain.
The Idaho Statesman
May 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times finds Walmart stores treating local police forces like their own personal security forces.
Tampa Bay Times