News

9 hours ago
Not long ago, Deanna Van Buren was offered the position of lead architect on an unusual project—a video game called "The Witness."
Archinect
2 days ago
How can the Global South implement the New Urban Agenda with colonial-era curricula and little investment in training? Zambia offers a new model.
Citiscope
2 days ago
Downtown property owners are clashing with food truck operators over where the latter should park their businesses.
MinnPost
2 days ago
It's something we feel intuitively: poorly-designed arterial roads make for less comfortable neighborhoods. That remains the case even if the adjoining residential streets are quiet and safe.
Streetsblog USA
2 days ago
The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
Governing
2 days ago
The footprint of the so-called single-story overlay districts is growing in the Silicon Valley.
San Jose Mercury News
2 days ago
A case study provided by the MillionTreesNYC program offers insight into complicated territorial boundaries that can challenge urban greening projects.
DeepRoot
2 days ago
A status update of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan leaves a writer wondering if the backlog pedestrian infrastructure maintenance will grow while only a few planned projects get built.
The Urbanist
2 days ago
Some inquisitive and interested observers noticed surprising changes to the schedule of the AirTrain, connecting Queens to JFK International Airport.
Second Ave. Sagas
2 days ago
An architect known as the Hip-Hop Architect explains how the planning decisions of the 20th century served as muse and breeding ground for the multi-million-dollar industry of hip hop.
Fader
Blog post
3 days ago
An Interview with Sean Montgomery, the inventor of CitizenSpring, an app that collects and maps data about safe drinking water.
Casey Brazeal
3 days ago
Republicans in Minnesota are ready to put the final nail in the coffin of the proposed Southwest light rail project, which would connect downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.
MinnPost
3 days ago
Is anybody buying?
The Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
After building an argument that land assembly is key to reinventing cities for a new era, a new study identifies the impact of the landowners standing in the way of that progress.
American Economic Association
3 days ago
The founders of Vancouver-based Biddwell are hoping to change the way landlords and potential tenants find each other, but a renters' advocacy body sees the new company as bad news for tenants in an increasingly tight housing market.
The Globe and Mail
3 days ago
In a region infamous for blowing everything up and starting over again, a growing constituency is interested in preserving the residential neighborhoods of yesteryear.
Las Vegas Sun
3 days ago
The city of Toledo, Ohio provides a case study in how the best intentions of attracting degree-holding Millennials can come up short.
Toledo Blade
3 days ago
The de Blasio Administration has recommended that the city of New York is ready to collect its trash in a new way, with a system known as franchising.
Politico New York
3 days ago
A new levy on transportation networking companies in Massachusetts will raise funds to help level the playing field for taxi businesses.
Business Insider
3 days ago
It's not bad enough that the Northeast is losing population to the South and West. As companies decamp from the suburbs, pristine communities, many where apartments are outlawed, are seeing a steady decline in housing values.
The Atlantic
4 days ago
Decades ago, developers installed sub-standard asphalt on residential streets in Omaha, with the understanding that residents, not the city, would maintain them.
The Associated Press via The Denver Post