News

4 hours ago
The Federal Railroad Administration will soon update regulations regarding U.S. trains, this could have major impact on the industry and train travel.
Streetsblog
2 days ago
Since the 1970s, many American cities have played host to rising rents and stagnant incomes. Richard Florida writes about how the "great rent squeeze" might be choking the country's economic prospects.
CityLab
2 days ago
Founded in 1928, the fascist new town of Arborea (formerly known as Mussolinia) still shows hints of the divergence between the traditional towns of Sardinia and the modernist leanings of its founders.
Wallpaper
2 days ago
Managing cities' sometimes-turbulent relationship with their nightlife, "night mayors" help cities capitalize on an industry that has become a marker of urban prestige.
The Conversation
2 days ago
Humbolt County has long been associated with growing marijuana, now some see an opportunity to turn that association into tourist dollars.
The Cannifornian
2 days ago
Fifteen municipal or regional bus services in Los Angeles County that receive funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be among the first to benefit from a newly approved transportation sales tax.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
2 days ago
Allowing the development of a planned community of 200 rental units, ranging from 200 to 800 square feet, will earn a position among the nation's most progressive land use policies.
The Denver Post
2 days ago
It wasn't easy, but a broad swath of Cambridge, Massachusetts will now have free Wi-Fi Internet. The effort required a partnership between several institutions and organizations to come to fruition.
MIT News
2 days ago
The city of Austin hopes that virtual reality can connect foreign investors and proposed development projects in need of funding.
Austin Monitor
2 days ago
Opticos Design believes by-right zoning and form-based codes can be a win-win for communities.
Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places
3 days ago
A new study by Trulia casts doubt on the fears of neighborhood activists resistant to the idea of low-income housing.
The New York Times
3 days ago
For the founders of young art center Wave Pool, Cincinnati offers opportunities unmatched by the coastal cultural meccas.
Soft City
3 days ago
The city of Chicago will install 752 new parking meters in 2017—but still fall far from the Shoupian ideal.
DNAinfo Chicago
3 days ago
In some of the biggest transportation planning news of 2016, the City of Toronto is considering a proposal to toll the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway in an effort to raise funds for infrastructure improvements.
The Globe and Mail
Blog post
3 days ago
By taking a turtle for a walk, we can begin to take back our minds and bodies.
Steven Snell
3 days ago
A new study has shown that moving tech shuttle stops from neighborhoods to conform to a new "hub plan" would result in a drop in bus ridership, with most former riders resorting to driving their own vehicles to their Silicon Valley workplaces.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
Des Moines' Downtown Chamber of Commerce expects the city's 2016 development boom to continue into the new year.
Des Moines Register
3 days ago
Thom Mayne proposes a radical solution to Los Angeles' affordability/preservation problem: build up transit-friendly areas far beyond current densities, and leave the rest unchanged.
LA Times
3 days ago
In the election's wake, Richard Florida compiles some telling statistics on the nation's threatened middle class. It's on the decline, yes, but it's also becoming more segregated into certain cities, often in the Sunbelt and Rust Belt.
CityLab
3 days ago
Philadelphia seeks $60 million bond issue to preserve existing affordable homes and improve residents' health. City seeks to offer city loan guarantee to embolden lenders to extend credit to homeowners with lower credit scores.
The Citizen
4 days ago
A new kind of building will soon rise in the United States: the wooden tower. Extensive testing by the US Department of Agriculture and the timber industry will soon make timber viable for high-rise tower construction.
Doggerel