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Architects at NBBJ in London have designed a building—two buildings rather—that work together to cancel out the shadows they cast.
2 hours ago   Wired
Live in the Marina District and work downtown or SoMA? You now have more transit choices thanks to two new startups, Chariot and Leap. Think of the two private shuttle services as Google buses for the public, except they are not quite so large.
4 hours ago   Ars Technica
Ever wonder how you could create your own mobile app. This blog post shares tools that make it possible for planners to create apps, along with an example of Chip-In, an app focused on harnessing volunteer resources in communities. Blog Post
6 hours ago   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Embedded in an article celebrating the career of Donald Shoup, so-called "parking guru" who has had an outsized influence on contemporary planning thanks to the arguments laid out in "The High Cost of Free Parking."
21 hours ago   UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
An op-ed by Carol Weisbrod, chairman of the NYC Planning Commission, makes the case for the de Blasio Administration's zoning policy as the key mechanism in its housing policy.
22 hours ago   New York Daily News
The lawsuit would not restrict heights—just the opposite. Back in June, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly backed Proposition B to restrict building heights along the waterfront. The State Lands Commission sued.
23 hours ago   San Francisco Chroncile
VA home loan guaranties and community land trusts are perfect partners—but not everyone knows that yet.
Yesterday   Shelterforce
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
Yesterday   Better Cities & Towns
Chuck Wolfe champions urban observation, emphasizing "ghosts" that are important to the authenticity of today's urban change, like oral histories among indigenous peoples passing on cultural traditions from one generation to the next.
Yesterday   The Huffington Post
The 110 High Occupancy Toll Lanes, conversions of carpool lanes, appear to be a victim of their own success, writes LA Times transportation reporter Laura J. Nelson. An economist would say the solution is to raise the maximum per-mile toll. Or is it?
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
Author Catherine Tumbler writes on how this Rust Belt city on Lake Erie is attempting to capitalize on its past, reverse its mistakes, and build a greener economy.
Yesterday   The Baffler