59 min ago
California law and a local ordinance prevent new apartment buildings from falling under rent control. But that need not prevent a developer from requesting it, as a developer in San Francisco's Excelsior District has done.
San Francisco Chronicle
1 hour ago
In a new brief, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow Richard Weller writes about mapping that recognizes the interdependence of people and conservation.
Penn Institute for Urban Research
2 hours ago
Many cities and counties across the state are proposing transportation sales tax increases, but only San Diego's is opposed by a diverse coalition of environmental and labor groups. Murtaza Baxamusa explains why.
3 hours ago
Call it the re-education, the evolution, or the contrition of Richard Florida, but the "rock-star urbanist" has realized some unintended consequences of his creative class ethos, and he's ready to share a new vision for cities.
Houston Chronicle
4 hours ago
Curbed surveyed landscape architects specializing in drought-resistant lawns for their best "tips and tricks."
5 hours ago
An example from St. Louis County shows one way that sprawl is subsidized by areas closer to the regional center.
6 hours ago
The city of Woodland, Washington, offers a case study in government funding. Voters there will consider a sales tax as part of its transportation benefit district, but the benefit could extend to the police department as well.
The Columbian
7 hours ago
A new study by the National Association of Realtors reveals trends in the real estate market—including a finding on the critical issue of Millennial preferences in housing.
Chicago Agent Magazine
8 hours ago
An EU irective calls for charging stations in all new European homes.
The Guardian
23 hours ago
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau aims to institute a national carbon price in Canada.
The Economist
Alon Levy argues that the best path to traffic safety is through design rather than traffic law enforcement.
Pedestrian Observations
Study links wildfires to climate change.
Five Thirty Eight
Details are emerging about the how and where of a proposed a bus rapid transit (BRT) connection between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Suddenly, the business practices of Airbnb seem to be under attack in many locations—including one of the company's most lucrative markets.
The New York Times
One of the major critics of the $64 billion project that would link Los Angeles and San Francisco just became a supporter, and that's really good news considering the project's major booster, Gov. Jerry Brown, will be leaving office in two years.
The Associated Press
The Akron City Council will this week decide on legislation that could at it to the roster of cities that have reformed parking requirements.
Akron Beacon Journal
The new position will keep the city on track in its comprehensive strategy to aid the nearly 40,000 homeless people in Los Angeles.
LA Downtown News
Urban agriculture likely has more social than material impacts. But who does it benefit most?
After beefing up the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the feds are guiding cities to compliance.
Next City
2 days ago
New York City provides a case study in the effort to satisfy growing demand with more mixed-use development.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The Internet of Things—that network enabled collection of objects designed to make our lives easier through automation and user experience—has created a massive new collections of targets for hackers.
Associated Press via SFGate