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9 min ago
As seas rise, San Francisco is looking to shore up its costal protection against earthquakes and extreme weather events.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
It's surprisingly common to find cities where land is worth more than buildings. Start with California, for instance.
Realtor
3 days ago
The list of prohibitions for the use of public spaces grows—this time to the seemingly innocuous and park-perfect activity of sitting.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
3 days ago
The Emanuel Administration has yet to secure needed funding for a big project to update Chicago's Union Station. Now it's up to the Trump Administration to supply a needed loan.
Crain's Chicago Business
3 days ago
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
The Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
The city of San Diego recently approved a 30-year community plan for the San Ysidro neighborhood.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
3 days ago
Karen Parolek discusses the 'Missing Middle' that is too often overlooked in discussions about affordable housing.
Modern Cities
3 days ago
Similar violation but new player—Fiat Chrysler, accused by U.S. EPA of willfully violating emissions standards for certain models of diesel Jeeps and Ram pickups. The charge comes a day after DOJ settled civil and criminal suits with Volkswagen.
The New York Times
3 days ago
German multinational Daimler is investing heavily in how people will get around in the future and using Portland, Oregon as a test bed for its plans
The Oregonian
3 days ago
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced another round of Choice Neighborhood grants in December, awarding five communities a total of $132 million in grant funding.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
4 days ago
After a scandal exposed widespread lead contamination in Chicago schools, new legislation requires regular lead testing.
Politico
4 days ago
How has the Green Line benefitted the economy of Washington, D.C.? A new report counts the ways.
Greater Greater Washington
4 days ago
Yeah, this is a weird one.
Clickhole
4 days ago
Parking lots and one-story buildings are being rapidly redeveloped in the Short North, located just north of Downtown Columbus. New parking requirements are aimed at streamlining the development process and ensuring adequate parking.
Columbus Underground
4 days ago
There is plenty of debate surrounding a proposed law that would prohibit adults from entering city-owned playgrounds unless in the company of children.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
About 50 transportation measures appeared on local ballots on November 8, 2016. To date, Planetizen reviewed outcomes in nine regions in six states. Here we compare the measures in terms of revenue, taxes, projects, and reasons for failure.
Planetizen
4 days ago
Activists call for policy makers to curb deaths among Sacramento, California's homeless population.
Next City
4 days ago
Foxconn and millions who work at Apple's many suppliers make their homes in Zhengzhou, a place many in China call iPhone City.
The New York Times
4 days ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation a new Federal Committee on Automation, gathering 25 experts in the field of vehicle technology to help keep the government in front of a rapidly approaching era.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
4 days ago
Smart Growth America has released its annual Dangerous by Design report, showing that many older, car-oriented cities are the country's most dangerous.
Curbed
5 days ago
Nick Ian Emenhiser compares percent of city populations in their downtowns.
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