News

7 hours ago
Not only would a new $150.6 billion proposal build a high-speed rail project to connect Sydney and Melbourne, it would also build eight new cities along the way.
Next City
9 hours ago
Although the regional transit agency that serves the Denver area is amidst an ambitious and broad building program, the city could still use a comprehensive and coordinated vision of its transportation network.
Streetsblog Denver
11 hours ago
A comprehensive overhaul of a stretch of American Street in Philadelphia includes a bioswale to better manage stormwater runoff along the corridor.
PlanPhilly
13 hours ago
"Cities Alive," an attractive new report by Arup, one of the world's largest engineering firm, highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking.
Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World
15 hours ago
CityLab reviews the "Skyscraper" mobile app game, from Tinybop, Inc.
CityLab
Yesterday
A confluence of economic and demographic factors means fewer Americans own homes than at any time since 1965.
Bloomberg
Yesterday
The University of Texas Arlington's Institute of Urban Studies is doing to legwork for an update of the Downtown Dallas 360 master plan.
Dallas News
Yesterday
The deployment of so-called defensive architecture is in the news again. This time the controversy is in the public realm, as San Francisco considers a fence to keep homeless out of McCoppin Hub.
Curbed SF
Yesterday
The idea behind the "Racial Equity Here" initiative: dismantle systematic racial inequality.
Next City
Yesterday
A New York City micro-unit developer had hoped to sell 550 micro-condos to millennials and empty nesters. The project is being redesigned to reduce the number of micro-condos and add a hotel.
Houston Business Journal
Yesterday
An equity strategist offers advice on creating safe streets programs that address systemic racism.
Streetsblog
Yesterday
A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.
Treehugger
Yesterday
Through a series of legal maneuvers associated with a coal giant's bankruptcy, the Sierra Club made good on a conservation opportunity worth $2.2 billion and weighing 53 million tons.
Slate
Yesterday
London's central core never experienced the deterioration many American downtowns lived through, but the inner city/suburb dynamic was still at play. Now poverty is moving outward.
The Telegraph
Yesterday
Biking is very rock and roll. Portland just turned up the volume.
Bike Portland
2 days ago
MARTA's Five Points station will be the first to test an idea of building small soccer fields at multiple transit stations in the system.
Creative Loafing
2 days ago
While Democrats consider the future of the country, the host city of the DNC offers a great urban lesson from the past: the elegant efficiency of rowhouses.
California Planning & Development Report
2 days ago
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved legislation that will allow the construction of accessory dwelling units, potentially adding thousands of units to the city's housing supply.
San Francisco Examiner
2 days ago
The North San Francisco Bay Area has lacked passenger rail for decades—but the process of hiring the staff necessary to operate the line on a daily basis has been complicated by the cost of housing in the area.
Marin Independent Journal
2 days ago
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
CityLab
2 days ago
Hurricane Katrina may have devastated much of New Orleans, but in its wake, literally, unexpected good work was done. Clean sediment was deposited over lead-contaminated soil, one reason why lead levels in children decreased.
The Times Picayune