News

16 min ago
A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.
Treehugger
1 hour ago
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
2 hours ago
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
3 hours ago
Biking is very rock and roll. Portland just turned up the volume.
Bike Portland
18 hours 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
19 hours 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
20 hours 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
21 hours 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
22 hours ago
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
CityLab
23 hours 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
Yesterday
The Republican and Democratic parties both claim to understand the importance of infrastructure, but they show support in vastly different ways.
the transport politic
Yesterday
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
Slate
Yesterday
A city famous for tall palm trees wants to find some shade.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
The eagerly anticipated selection of the future site of the Obama Presidential Library has leaked to the press. A formal announcement is expected soon.
Chicago Tribune
Feature
Yesterday
A new statistical analysis of Airbnb listings shows the short-term-rental service is growing worldwide, but suggests that many hosts don't stick with it. Intermittent commercial uses of residences could be seen in the planning context of "mixed use."
Martin John Brown
Yesterday
A long-read in The Nation pokes large holes in the narrative of the Olympics as a beacon of equality and unity. The effect in Brazil, according to the article, has been quite the opposite.
The Nation
Yesterday
The de Blasio Administration set lofty goals for the creation and preservation of housing in New York. So how's that going?
Politico
Yesterday
Car sharing networks that allow the vehicle to be returned to any location were found to have the impact of removing seven cars for each rented car in San Diego in a three-year study released July 19.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Yesterday
California is considering piping recycled potable water directly into people's homes.
Water Deeply
Yesterday
Akron Metro RTA recently announced the details of an overhaul of its bus system—the reorganization will affect every one of the system's 36 fixed bus routes.
Akron Beacon Journal
2 days ago
After Monday's celebrations at the new, electrified commuter rail line's only two stations, Union Station and Westminster Station, commuters now have the option of taking an 11-minute, six-mile ride to Denver, costing $2.60.
The Denver Post