A longtime colony for independent spirits in the California desert, Slab City may soon face mass eviction. A potential response by the community has its denizens divided.
12 hours ago New York Times
Architects at NBBJ in London have designed a building—two buildings rather—that work together to cancel out the shadows they cast.
14 hours ago Wired
Live in the Marina District and work downtown or SoMA? You now have more transit choices thanks to two new startups, Chariot and Leap. Think of the two private shuttle services as Google buses for the public, except they are not quite so large.
16 hours ago Ars Technica
Ever wonder how you could create your own mobile app. This blog post shares tools that make it possible for planners to create apps, along with an example of Chip-In, an app focused on harnessing volunteer resources in communities. Blog Post
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Embedded in an article celebrating the career of Donald Shoup, so-called "parking guru" who has had an outsized influence on contemporary planning thanks to the arguments laid out in "The High Cost of Free Parking."
Yesterday UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
An op-ed by Carol Weisbrod, chairman of the NYC Planning Commission, makes the case for the de Blasio Administration's zoning policy as the key mechanism in its housing policy.
Yesterday New York Daily News
The lawsuit would not restrict heights—just the opposite. Back in June, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly backed Proposition B to restrict building heights along the waterfront. The State Lands Commission sued.
Yesterday San Francisco Chroncile
VA home loan guaranties and community land trusts are perfect partners—but not everyone knows that yet.
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
Yesterday Better Cities & Towns
Chuck Wolfe champions urban observation, emphasizing "ghosts" that are important to the authenticity of today's urban change, like oral histories among indigenous peoples passing on cultural traditions from one generation to the next.
Yesterday The Huffington Post