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Harvard University professor Naomi Oreskes writes a defense of NIMBYism, asking that we rethink he use of the term by considering the community-protecting motives of many NIMBYs.
1 hour ago   The Washington Post
A study comparing urbanization and per capita GDP between 1980 and 2011 questions common assumptions about the connections between economic growth and cities.
Yesterday   PLOS ONE
A motion passed earlier this month calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant property for agriculture and farming.
Yesterday   The Los Angeles Times
Developments in a story from earlier in the year—the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is receptive to the ideas of local political leaders for a park near the beleaguered Silver Spring Transit Center.
Yesterday   The Gazette
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow asks the question of whether the data produced by Twitter could be used to understand and plan cities?
Yesterday   Next City
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved a series of bills to implement portions of the Lower North District Plan. Although the bills include downzoning, planners believe the area's vacant land is sufficient to bear new development.
Yesterday   PlanPhilly
Improvements in architecture billings, an economic indicator of future construction activity, mean that more investments in cities and towns. Lately, institutional billings have led the resurgent industry.
Yesterday   Architect
The largest project is the largest in the 63-year history of the New Jersey Turnpike will wrap up by the middle of November.
Yesterday   NJ.com
When Vice President spoke earlier this year about the less than world class conditions at New York's LaGuardia Airport he found an audience in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Yesterday   New York Times
Some cities have a reputation for rats, but all cities have them. Where does your major metropolitan center rank among the rattiest cities?
2 days ago   Urbanful
After five deaths, several states have stopped installing FHWA-approved guardrails which have been said "to turn into spears" when hit by vehicles. An Oct. 20 jury verdict awarded $175 million to a whistleblower to be paid by the rail manufacturer.
2 days ago   The New York Times