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Good news for the United States is found in a recent series of maps by NASA. Air pollution has significantly improved around the country.
10 hours ago   The Washington Post
The influence of Donald Shoup's classic book, "The High Cost of Free Parking," is becoming more and more apparent in more and more cities around the country.
Yesterday   Pew Charitable Trusts
The power of open data and mapping is on display in a map by Chicago Cityscape that shows all building permits for affordable housing in Chicago over the past decade.
Yesterday   Chicago Cityscape
The Chinese government wants an influx of nearly 100 million new urban residents by 2020. In order to accommodate a migration of this nature, China's urban planners are tasked with creating cities to be more livable.
Yesterday   CityLab
The idea of a gondola crossing the Potomac might still seem a little pie in the sky, but it has legs.
Yesterday   The Washington Post
The #LoveThatLot campaign is the Center for Community progress' way of celebrating the hard work of transforming vacant, blighted properties into neighborhood assets and amenities.
2 days ago   Center for Community Progress
Inclusionary zoning and weakened urban growth boundaries are not effective tools for reducing the price of housing. Joe Cortright of City Observatory suggests ending parking requirements instead.
2 days ago   City Observatory
Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce ambitious plans for a 16-mile, $2.2 billion streetcar route to connect some of the city's up and coming, but still transit-light, neighborhoods.
2 days ago   The New York Times
In an effort to bring relief to homeowners, the city will reduce property taxes on 95 percent of the city's residential properties.
2 days ago   The Detroit News
Volkswagen has already submitted its recall plan for its 2-liter diesel engines—it was rejected by both the EPA and California Air Resources Board. It also needed to submit a recall plan for 3-liter diesel engines to CARB by Feb. 2, which it did.
2 days ago   Bloomberg Business
When the public learns that freeway pollution discriminates against nearby residents with devastating health consequences, the tide of public opinion will finally turn against the automobile—a call to action by Bill Adams.
2 days ago   UrbDeZine