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34 min ago
The UN's Habitat III conference will be held in October of this year. Thomas Forster argues that urban areas are being considered in isolation, without enough attention to rural areas and food systems.
Citiscope
2 days ago
The unraveling of the coal industry, as exemplified by the demise of arch coal, was on display again as federal regulators put the final nail in the coffin of a proposed coal railroad.
Billings Gazette
2 days ago
Planning decisions overwhelmingly don't address women's needs, according to an article in The Huffington Post.
The Huffington Post
2 days ago
The Trust for Public Land's annual City Parks Facts report finds cities around the country are adding dog parks with the enthusiasm of a pack puppies.
PR Newswire
2 days ago
Regular bus riders know how integral an accurate real-time bus arrival system can be to the experience of bus transit. D.C. Metro just made a switch in technology, and Greater Greater Washington evaluated the results (so far).
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
2 days ago
Tesla's success with the Model 3 begs the question: When will the trucking industry electrify?
Casey Brazeal
2 days ago
As downtown real estate prices soar, similar to other cities in the United States, it's possible to see signs of recovery around Detroit. Other parts of the city, however, are not seeing the same changes.
The Detroit Free Press
2 days ago
Greening the city extends our life and increases our quality of life.
PlaceShakers
2 days ago
Critics claim tech companies such as Apple and Google are guilty of repeating past mistakes of urban development by creating suburban campuses that isolate themselves from the surrounding community.
Collectors Weekly
2 days ago
Seattle's housing prices have ballooned on a level comparable to San Francisco, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal
3 days ago
Rapid development in Austin, TX has severely impacted rental housing, including mobile home parks, which are a source of low-income housing.
The Austin Chronicle
3 days ago
According to U.S. Census data released this month, Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers, and there are only more Millennials on the way.
Pew Research Center
3 days ago
It might come as a shock to planners who lived and worked through the great recession, but a Canadian publication has named urban planning in the number two position on a ranking of "Best Jobs" in the country.
Canadian Business
3 days ago
Louisville has the ignominious distinction of having the largest heat island effect of any of the largest cities in the United States. A new study from the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech suggests ideas for lowering the heat in the city.
The Courier-Journal
3 days ago
The Charlotte Observer recently described the landscape of proposed apartment developments in the city of Charlotte.
The Charlotte Observer
3 days ago
One interesting detail to note: the BQX streetcar proposal, as its currently known, originated not from the de Blasio Administration but from a Brooklyn-based real estate company.
Politico New York
3 days ago
A team of researchers in London believes it can predict future gentrification. The model is built on evidence of social diversity, which is often thought of as a positive outcome.
Pacific Standard
3 days ago
With the prospects of an NBA team bolting for Seattle not looking great anytime in the near future, the Seattle City Council is debating a proposal that has been in the works since 2012.
The Seattle Times
3 days ago
Beware of possible code words like "character" and "flavor" when it comes to community resistance to multifamily housing or increased density. Case in point, Garden City, Long Island.
The New York Times
3 days ago
The so-called Robert Moses Cup invites the gaming- and planning-inclined to design a game capturing the essence of Robert Moses.
Grist
4 days ago
On bookshelves today, Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back provides inside baseball details of how the city of Detroit managed to recover from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Next City