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Laws designed to keep pedestrians off streets are not merely useless, but create a variety of social harms. Blog Post
27 min ago   By Michael Lewyn
Chinese and Indian cities have been quick to welcome housing developments modeled on North American suburbs, including "Orange County" and "Vancouver Forest" in Beijing. This globalized sprawl perpetuates all the ills of our own.
Yesterday   The City Fix
The familiar tales of expensive living in U.S. cities like San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver gain a little perspective when compared to London. Or maybe London just provides a crystal ball to the future of those cities and others like them.
Yesterday   The Observer
Stymied for a time by lackluster investment, planned redevelopment of Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side is picking up speed. Joining residential buildings and budget hotels, office towers will bring municipal revenues back up.
Yesterday   The New York Times
According to this editorial, Governor Larry Hogan's decision to halt a planned $2.9 billion light rail line betrays a politically-motivated preference for roads.
Yesterday   Baltimore Sun
An article in Governing argues that increased housing supply in Bricknell has helped keep down the costs of housing in adjacent neighborhoods like Overtown and Little Havana.
Yesterday   Governing
Call it tactical urbanism, call it reactivating spaces, call it good old fashioned fun—games like ping pong, foosball, and bean bag toss are central to plans to make Westlake park more hospitable.
Yesterday   KUOW
Climate change and sprawl are identified as the culprits in the eradication of critical natural habitat by the year 2050.
Yesterday   SaportaReport
Those who thought peak VMT was in the rear view mirror will be disappointed in new data from the Federal Highway Administration.
Yesterday   AASHTO Journal
In a close ruling, the Supreme Court decided the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had not properly considered the costs of new regulations limiting mercury and other emissions.
Yesterday   Associated Press
Once known as "Little Hell" for its copious industrial plants, Goose Island is a rare, relatively undeveloped investment opportunity. Centrally located, it may one day house swanky offices.
2 days ago   Crain's Chicago Business