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One of the unanswered questions of Detroit’s post-bankruptcy future is what will happen with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, especially after negotiations to create a regional authority ended in failure this week.
7 min ago   Detroit Free Press
When a new shopping center may leave existing retail areas short of business, a California court has ruled that mitigations of "urban decay" must be spelled out up front.
1 hour ago   California Planning & Development Report
SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools. Click here for the links and synopses. Follow us on Twitter @JPER7 & on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JPERPlanning) Opinion
1 hour ago   By JPER
According to a new EIA report, the cost advantages of liquefied natural gas make it an attractive alternative to diesel fuel for major U.S. freight railroad companies. Hybrid diesel-electric locomotives on order for 5 states will power HSR routes.
2 hours ago   Progressive Railroading
Old City in Philadelphia presents a troubling dichotomy—while the neighborhood is a busy location for redevelopment investment, many of its historic buildings are succumbing to neglect.
3 hours ago   Philadelphia Inquirer
The Illinois Bike Transportation Plan has the potential to impact the design of state roads in the purview of the Illinois Department of Transportation: 2,775 miles, or nine percent of the total mileage, of road in the Chigagoland region.
4 hours ago   Chi.Streetsblog
The ongoing saga of the tax and regulatory standing of Airbnb, the popular room rental app and poster child for the sharing economy, is evolving in San Francisco, Portland and the state of New York.
19 hours ago   SFGate
A new book details the primitive origins of the GPS tracking technologies that are so pervasive in today’s mobile-phone-enabled world.
20 hours ago   Mother Jones
Details are emerging about the proposed Trinity Toll Road in Dallas. The route’s proximity to the Trinity River has provided more fuel for the project’s opponents.
21 hours ago   Dallas Morning News
The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.
22 hours ago   Better! Cities & Towns
The common perception of New York City is as of a well-integrated city, full of multi-ethnic neighborhoods. But a recent article peeks behind the curtain of the city’s surprising boundaries of racial segregation.
23 hours ago   City Notes