On May 5, Michigan voters will go to the polls to decide on a one percent increase in the sales tax, with revenue dedicated to education. But approval of the measure sets off other changes, including converting the gas excise tax to a wholesale tax.
As communities are rethinking the dominant paradigms of the last 60 years of transportation planning, traditional funding mechanisms are coming up well short of needs. A new guidebook will help state DOTs sort it all out.
Yesterday Smart Growth for America
An installment from Spacing's "Cities for People" series makes the case for tactical urbanism as a supplement to professional practice.
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.
2 days ago 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."
2 days ago 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.
2 days ago 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.
2 days ago The Washington Post