News

46 min ago
A tech writer had a chance to revisit SimCity 2000 after years away from the game for contemporary lessons in planning.
Inverse
2 hours ago
The National Association of City Transportation Officials has spoken out on the ned to begin preparing for a future of automated vehicles.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
4 hours ago
Mayor Setti Warren has a vision for his city that includes the opportunities that brought his parents to live in the city. That means more housing, affordable to various levels of income.
The Boston Globe
19 hours ago
More than 20,000 rent-controlled units have left the market in Los Angeles since 2001—a problem exacerbated by options for short-term rentals. Now the City Attorney's Office is fighting back.
Los Angeles Times
20 hours ago
Intended to make the most of a planned light rail station, the city of Seattle has proposed a zoning overhaul for the University District.
The Urbanist
21 hours ago
The controversy over whether to located the Lucas Museum Site at a lakefront property in Chicago is no longer ongoing.
Chicago Tribune
22 hours ago
As Denver's development industry achieves post-recession levels of activity, the city's Department of Community Planning and Development needs staff for pre-recession levels of capacity.
The Denver Post
23 hours ago
Two notable transportation developments occur in California on July 1. First, a pilot road charge program begins—5,000 motorists will be charged by the mile driven. Second, the gas tax drops by 2.2 cents. An analysis by ITEP looks at both.
Tax Justice Blog
Yesterday
Ok, some are going to catch the train, too. You just never know when it's your lucky day.
Gothamist
Yesterday
As Downtown L.A. sees an impressive renaissance, learn how the Fashion District in L.A. spurred growth through piloting the first-ever "Business Improvement District" program.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
The in-migration of Millennials is largely driving the changes that American cities are going through. More specifically, it is the ones with college degrees who are driving the change. Where are they moving, and what is their effect?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Blog post
Yesterday
A case study of Vallejo shows how the city is continuing revitalization efforts without the powerful tools provided by its former redevelopment agency.
Linda Day
Yesterday
The biggest news stories of a big week in planning and land use—all in just over two minutes.
Planetizen
Yesterday
A new program by Smart Growth America is working within specific communities to find ways to deliver the benefits of revitalization with fewer of the drawbacks.
Smart Growth America
Yesterday
An investigation by WFAA-TV finds that the 50-50 deal promised by city officials to build a new baseball stadium in Arlington is more likely going to end up being an 80-20 deal.
WFAA
Yesterday
Opponents of federal oversight rejoice: a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl reiterates the limitations of the federal government to regulate fracking.
KUOW
Yesterday
Unable to pass the measure themselves, four San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ballot measure for November that would let voters decide on the removal of tent encampments in the city providing that housing is offered.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
California has suffered at least 700 wildfires since the beginning of 2016, and that number is only expected to rise this summer. Orange County Fire Chief Jeff Bowman explains what California must do to combat unprecedented risks.
The Planning Report
2 days ago
Faced with increasing numbers of residents more than 50 percent of their income on housing costs, the mayor of New Orleans has announced his intentions to build or preserve 7,500 affordable units by 2021.
Gambit
2 days ago
The story of the U.S. housing market is the story of growing inequality.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
In a surprise announcement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Tuesday, it was learned that California's only remaining nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon in San Luis Obispo County along California's central coast, will close in nine years.
The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune