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Local officials are considering a conservancy to preserve the Houston Astrodome, considered an antiquities landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.
8 hours ago   Houston Chronicle
As the nation becomes more racially diverse, so too do the suburbs.
Yesterday   Brookings: The Avenue
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
Yesterday   American Planning Association
An unflinching op-ed post begs a rethinking of narratives that cheer the "Triumph of the City." In the contemporary city, the argument goes, only the rich are better off from urbanization.
Yesterday   Citymetric
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Josh Whitehead, planning director of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning & Development (OPD), discusses competing with suburbs, implementing a new zoning code, and redeveloping, for a second time, historic streetcar corridors. Exclusive
Yesterday  By Josh Stephens
Not since 1963 have so many construction permits been issued. In fact, permits issued in the month of June alone exceeded the average annual total over the past two decades.
2 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
An Atlanta City Councilmember and local advocates are pushing for the city to join the ranks of cities that have allowed tiny houses as a solution to housing challenges.
2 days ago   Atlanta Magazine
Renewable diesel, a biofuel that differs from biodiesel by the feedstock used and its chemical makeup, making it indistinguishable from petrodiesel, is a small but growing industry. The announcement from UPS was welcome news for three companies.
2 days ago   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
Maps are still an important tool in teaching kids to be global citizens.
2 days ago   The Washington Post - Blogs
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Planners and designers should not be afraid to reclaim overused and misused words—as long as they know what they're doing. Blog Post
2 days ago   By James Brasuell
A tough first week for the new LYNX Gold streetcar line in Charlotte inspired a review of the current research about the value of streetcars.
2 days ago   The Urban Edge