News

33 min ago
A satirical post by ClickHole imagines a world where bus trips are treated like a trip to Disneyland.
Clickhole
15 hours ago
Not long ago, Deanna Van Buren was offered the position of lead architect on an unusual project—a video game called "The Witness."
Archinect
16 hours ago
The two-week competition is often touted as a galvanizing force for urban development. But that's only cities include the Games' legacy in their planning process from the start.
Curbed
17 hours ago
The study compares data between 1993 and 2009.
EurekAlert
18 hours ago
The Heritage Trail would loop around either side of the Delaware River, from Trenton, New Jersey, down to Philadelphia and back, exploring historic sites and a variety of neighborhoods and parks all along the way.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
19 hours ago
SB 32, the bill that continues the Golden State's rigorous carbon-cutting agenda, had failed last year and looked like it would do the same this year. It cleared the Democrat-controlled state Assembly on Tuesday, receiving one, lone Republican vote.
Office of California State Senator Fran Pavley
20 hours ago
In cities like New York where multiple transit operators serve the same travelers, nothing compels them to work together. This isolation can result in embarrassing inefficiencies.
the transport politic
21 hours ago
Community input is crucial to a plan that would wrap Portland in a ring of greenery and pathways.
Next City
22 hours ago
A Politico article describes the Far Rockaway neighborhood as still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy and a history of underinvestment. The city is ready to launch a $91 million redevelopment effort to change all that.
Politico New York
23 hours ago
The announcement that 87,500 acres of land in Maine's North Woods would become a national monument came the day before the centennial of the National Park Service. The designation is also sure to be controversial.
Portland Press Herald
Yesterday
"The fundamental idea behind the parks is that the country belongs to the people," says President Obama.
National Park Foundation
Yesterday
Last week, leaders of the initiative to curb development in L.A. surprisingly presented Mayor Eric Garcetti with an ultimatum: Agree to their list of demands by August 24, or they will take the issue to the March 2017 ballot.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
The landscape of community development in Los Angeles today differs vastly from even a few years ago. Two groups in East L.A. are developing solutions to accelerating gentrification and displacement and a compounding affordable housing crisis.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
An affordable housing proposal proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown failed to marshal the necessary support in the State Legislature, facing opposition from a coalition of labor and environmental groups, as well as the League of California Cities.
San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
Yesterday
Ben Brown takes a hard look at our capacities and limitations in a world more complex than we’d prefer.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
Here's a controversial assertion: expensive, desirable cities are doing everyone else a favor by forcing people to move.
Bloomberg View
Yesterday
New driving totals are out for June and and the first six months of 2016, and the news is not good for those who want to see a reduction in what is now the greatest source of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
Yesterday
Welcome to a post-human era of biological evolution. Strap on your seat belts.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The transportation research group, TRIP, tallied costs from additional crashes, higher operating costs, and congestion that result from insufficient investment in California's roads and bridges. A new effort was launched to increase state funding.
tripnet.org
Yesterday
Downtown Dallas could have an embarrassment of riches on its hands, if it figures out how to make plans for a Downtown streetcar coordinate well with a new Downtown light rail route.
The Dallas Morning News
2 days ago
Do cities that make homeowners repair sidewalks subsidize car culture? Or do cities that fund sidewalks subsidize sprawl?
CityLab