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13 hours ago
Chattanooga is the latest city to apply the form-based code methodology to a specific area of the city, including downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
Times Free Press
2 days ago
We can now watch 6,000 years of urban settlements and movements unfold on our computer screens.
The Guardian
2 days ago
A local writer argues that development is putting the unique character of Palm Springs in peril by taking advantage of the city's Planned Development Districts.
The Desert Sun
Blog post
2 days ago
Do you remember exactly when you wanted to become an urban planner? Neither do I.
Pete Sullivan
2 days ago
The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will invest $110 million to improve pedestrian safety in the state of New York.
The Lansing Star
2 days ago
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
2 days ago
In-depth coverage of the "New Landscape Declaration: Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future" event held recently in Philadelphia provides a thorough survey of the prevailing winds of a profession quickly growing in influence.
ASLA The Dirt
2 days ago
Local advocates have won a string of political victories against developers in New York City.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The headline presents a bit of a mind-bender, but scientists are racing to grapple with the consequences of human-induced climate change in the northern regions of the globe.
The Washington Post
2 days ago
A Chinese company has sent a dramatic signal about the evolution of New York, moving forward with a plan to convert most of the rooms in the famous Waldorf Astoria into condominiums.
Bloomberg
Blog post
3 days ago
Like train stations, Greyhound stations can be tolerable urban places- or they can be another example of suburban sprawl.
Michael Lewyn
3 days ago
More bad news for the beleaguered transit agency of our nation's capital, as declining ridership and prolonged service disruptions have now given way to large-scale layoffs throughout the organization.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
A pair of legislative proposals in the Pennsylvania State Legislature would open the door to private development in the state park system.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3 days ago
This time, the scene of the anti-development ire is Santa Monica, where local advocates have qualified for the November ballot on initiative requiring a vote for any project building beyond the zoning code.
Santa Monica Next
3 days ago
Wired takes a tour of a Siemens factory in California tasked with the task of building the rolling stock for the forthcoming, privately-funded Brightline train line in Florida.
Wired
3 days ago
A new kind of transportation network company is offering peace of mind for female travelers.
CBS Los Angeles
3 days ago
A light-rail link to the Los Angeles International Airport would accommodate bikes and buses, and could be here by 2021.
Urbanize LA
Blog post
3 days ago
Taxis, including new ride hailing services, play unique and important roles in an efficient and equitable transport systems. Let's support them with smart policies.
Todd Litman
3 days ago
It's not just Americans favor SUVs and light truck over compact cars, but that a majority of EV and hybrid owners who have traded in their cars are opting for all-gas vehicles, and that spells trouble for meeting President Obama's climate goals.
The New York Times - Science
3 days ago
Decades of poor urban planning and policy decisions have contributed to "the Glasgow Effect," which has seen higher rates of mortality for Glaswegians compared to similar de-industrialized cities.
The Guardian (UK)
Blog post
4 days ago
The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of Denver, Colorado highlights some important issues around social and environmental sustainability.
Dean Saitta