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Aspiring-to-be-hip cities across the county tout themselves as the "next Brooklyn." Ben Adler argues not only the Brooklyn is a lousy model for revitalization but also that hipster-led gentrification does not lead to overall prosperity.
3 hours ago   Grist
Memphis' Beale Street is famous as a home of the blues and one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Even so, been it's mismanaged and is often empty. With some conflicts settled, the city hopes to realize the street's value as a civic asset.
4 hours ago   New York Times
Capturing the complexities and competing forces at play in major metro areas stumps many writers who face the challenge.
5 hours ago   The Planning Report
One of the nation's busiest commute corridors will get a lot busier in coming decades with no large infrastructure investment in sight. SPUR has some ideas about how the East Bay to San Francisco corridor can be improved right now.
6 hours ago   Medium
The Phoenix region, as a relatively young metropolitan area, has sprawled as it's grown and for much of its expansion has overlooked placemaking considerations. A recent feature in The Arizona Republic highlights the places that standout.
7 hours ago   The Arizona Republic
Passive house construction has gained traction in Europe, but has only recently started to get noticed in the United States. Writer Alex Ulam discusses the emergence of this design approach as well as its implications for use in the coming years.
8 hours ago   Doggerel
EfficientGov recently delved into one of the age-old questions of planning.
9 hours ago   EfficientGov
Consumers aren't happy with airlines these days, but airlines are making more money than ever. A Department of Justice investigation into possible collusion by major airlines isn't likely to change any of that.
10 hours ago   Chicago Tribune
Carl Davis, Research Director of the Institute on Tax and Economic Policy (ITEP) writes where gas taxes used to fund transportation infrastructure increased, if only by decimal points, and about the aberration—the six-cent plunge in California.
11 hours ago   Tax Justice Blog
A non-profit called the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corp. will employ the New York City Planning department as a paid contractor as it creates a plan for the neighborhood of Flushing West.
12 hours ago   Crain's New York Business
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It’s a big question being tackled by land use planners and water providers in Colorado, where the traditional disconnect between water realities and land use decisions precludes a sustainable balance between water supply and urban growth. Blog Post
Yesterday   By Dean Saitta