News

5 hours ago
2017 will be a big year for transit openings around North America. What will come in the years to follow has a lot to do with the Trump Administration.
the transport politic
6 hours ago
The Exchange House will open in February, offering a hostel and much more for the immigrant communities of Akron's North Hill neighborhood.
Cleveland.com
7 hours ago
A timber company is nearing the end of its deal to log the Port Gamble Forest, so local preservationists are raising money to protect the forest from development.
The Seattle Times
8 hours ago
So far four cities in California require solar panels on all new residential construction, with San Francisco as the most populous example. A proposed law would expand that requirement to the rest of the state.
San Francisco Chronicle
9 hours ago
A bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker in North Dakota will shift forgive motorists any liability if they to run over pedestrians "negligently" occupying a freeway.
Bismark Tribune
10 hours ago
The country's first "clean coal" facility has also been described as "the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture system."
The Washington Post
11 hours ago
How did Vienna, Austria, substantially reduce car trips while increasing bicycling and trips taken by public transportation over 25 years? A new paper published in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation provides answers.
International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
12 hours ago
Up against an unexpected federal requirement to produce substantially more funds for a crucial rail project, San Mateo County's transportation authority showed the importance of "self-help" counties that control local transportation sales tax funds.
The Daily Journal
13 hours ago
2017 has all the makings of a classic showdown in Oregon, where the state legislature will consider to policies that deeply divide the interest interests of tenants and landlords.
The Portland Mercury
14 hours ago
A list of the ways cities will resist the anti-urban politics of the populist movements represented by President-elect Donald Trump and Brexit.
CityLab
Yesterday
Seattle's bikeshare system, known as Pronto!, will shut down in March.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
California's recent rains brought relief to a large part of the water-starved state, but another drought of a political nature hasn't seen relief—the will of coastal municipalities to permit more housing. Brown outlined a way for new funding.
Streetsblog California
Yesterday
A call to action for Atlanta: some of the city's treasured landmarks could disappear in 2017 if the city doesn't embrace a culture of preservation.
SaportaReport
Yesterday
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has prohibited local municipalities from painting a blue line down the middle of streets near police stations. State and local governments are pushing back, saying the prohibition "defies common sense."
The Record
Yesterday
Republican legislators in the state of Wyoming are choosing sides in the energy market—with dire consequences for consumers and the environment.
Billings Gazette
2 days ago
Ben Brown on placemaking implications of today's politics
PlaceShakers
2 days ago
A participant in some of Seattle's most consequential planning processes puts out a call for a more inclusive use of language.
The Urbanist
2 days ago
It's surprisingly common to find cities where land is worth more than buildings. Start with California, for instance.
Realtor
2 days ago
The list of prohibitions for the use of public spaces grows—this time to the seemingly innocuous and park-perfect activity of sitting.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
2 days ago
The Emanuel Administration has yet to secure needed funding for a big project to update Chicago's Union Station. Now it's up to the Trump Administration to supply a needed loan.
Crain's Chicago Business
3 days ago
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
The Sacramento Bee