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In a recent column for Crosscut, Knute Berger looks back on the 20-year history of the city's urban village strategy to inform its emerging reality as an "urban bedroom community."
6 hours ago   Crosscut
An installment from Spacing's "Cities for People" series makes the case for tactical urbanism as a supplement to professional practice.
Yesterday   Spacing
Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
Yesterday   The Atlantic
Bike advocates will be pleased with the talk coming from the direction of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Yesterday   Streetsblog USA
For a MoMA exhibition about urban inequality, Brooklyn architects SITU Studios documented informal housing in New York.
Yesterday   Arup Connect
The Presidio is, and will remain, a source of San Francisco's most contentious planning and design proposals. But the reason for the controversy isn't all bad, according to John King: "everyone sees their own potential paradise."
Yesterday   San Francisco Chronicle
With the turnover of leadership in the Senate to Republicans in January, the only Keystone question was whether advocates had enough votes to override a promised presidential veto. Turned out they were unable to overcome the first filibuster of 2015.
Yesterday   Politico Pro
MIT's You Are Here mapping and data visualization project has produced a map of income levels, as tracked by the routes of the Metro subway system in Washington D.C.
Yesterday   The Washington Post
A new map from Mapbox visualizes traffic on all roads eligible for highway safety funds by combining data available through the Highway Performance Monitoring System on OpenStreetMap.
Yesterday   MapBox
Times Square stakeholders have begun to raise the specter of "too much of a good thing," as the crowds flocking to Times Square threaten to squeeze the life out of the place.
Yesterday   New York Times
While Washington D.C. and its surrounding counties is in the midst of a population, development, and infrastructure investment boom, the region farther south and west in the state of Virginia is bleeding population.
2 days ago   Bristol Herald Courier