Geoff Kees Thompson digs into one component of this old city's proposed mayoral platform for Philadelphia: the need to organize the city's alphabet soup of planning agencies under one director and give the Planning Commission teeth.
Yesterday This Old City
Anna Louise Bardach tells the story of Montecito, California, an extremely wealthy enclave near Santa Barbara, which has enough money to buy its way out of the drought.
Yesterday Politico Magazine
In this Sunday Review editorial, The New York Times applauds China's announcement that it will ban coal burning in the Beijing region by 2020, but warns that some solutions to air pollution will exacerbate climate change.
Yesterday The New York Times
After initial designs were critiqued as inauthentic to the Seattle experience, the park's designers are reaching out to the region's Native American population for advice on how to improve the plans for a new waterfront park.
Yesterday The Seattle Times
Jonathan Walters details the new thinking that is redefining how Community Reinvestment Act funds are invested.
An op-ed in the Chicago Tribune addresses the long history of tax increment financing abuse in Chicago, but supports a proposed TIF district for Washington Park.
Yesterday Chicago Tribune
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is seeking ideas for how to create active uses among the often-blighted underbelly of freeway underpasses and other elevated structures.
Yesterday The Boston Globe
The first Atlantic Media/Siemens "State of the City Poll" finds that, overall, suburban living is the happiest living.
Writing for Smart Growth America, Neha Bhatt provides a s survey of innovative parking regulation and management strategies in cities around the country.
Yesterday Smart Growth America
Phys.org shares the details of a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about the air quality benefits of the Clean Air Act for cities around the county.
2 days ago PhysOrg