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Some think of May 4 as Star Wars day, others remember May 4 as the birthday of Jane Jacobs. Charles Marohn suggests that May 4 should now be known as "Urban Renewal Remembrance Day."
5 hours ago   Strong Towns
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13% of high school age students used e-cigarettes in 2014, up from 4% in 2013. Regulation is being developed, but health effects and related tobacco usage implications are not clear.
Yesterday   USA Today
To the chagrin of many Orange County transportation leaders, two express lanes will be added to each direction on a 14-mile stretch of the 405 (San Diego) Freeway, one through conversion, and a general purpose lane funded in part by Measure M added.
Yesterday   KPCC
Of all the inventions of the modern world, few have been so embraced as artificial light. But constant light, like that which floods city streets and illuminates buildings, is not necessarily healthy or safe. Some cities are trying to go dark.
Yesterday   The Architect's Newspaper
Joseph Stomberg of Vox has initiated a series of articles on commuting in America, the first based on the issues explaining the domination of the auto, the second on the debate about the driving decline associated with millennials.
Yesterday   Vox
Opticos Design, Inc., the Berkeley-based urban planning and architecture firm has launched a new website dedicated to the missing middle of the housing market.
2 days ago   Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places
The results of a multi-lingual survey of residents in East Portland produced surprising results about which transportation investments are most desired.
2 days ago   Bike Portland
The Dallas Morning News investigated over promising and under delivering by regional mobility authorities in Texas.
2 days ago   The Dallas Morning News
One of the country's most scrutinized and anticipated renovation projects, Philadelphia's LOVE Park, has been unveiling critical design decisions in recent weeks.
2 days ago   Plan Philly
The Project for Public Spaces celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, spanning a seismic shift from modernist planning and urban decay of the 1970s to the urban resurgence and focus on smart growth of today. PPS's Ethan Kent reflects.
2 days ago   Policy Innovations
The state that bears the same name as the river that provides water for much of the western United States is also the last state in the country to ban the use of residential water barrels.
3 days ago   American Rivers