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Emily Alpert Reyes reports that Los Angeles has overturned a long-standing requirement for its skyscrapers to have flat roofs to accommodate the fire department's helicopters in the event of an emergency.
55 min ago   Los Angeles Times
On September 16, California's newest bicycle law went into effect, the "Three Feet for Safety Act" law. However, most motorists are unaware of it. Maybe a new sign will help.
1 hour ago   San Jose Mercury News
Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
2 hours ago   The Huffington Post
A column by Reihan Salam takes exception to Joel Kotkin's recent portrayal of "anti-suburban conservatives."
3 hours ago   National Review Online
When it comes to making sense of the American Community Survey's data on commute times, it's all about how you frame the data.
4 hours ago   The Brookings Institution
New Jersey School of Architecture Director Darius Sollohub writes that transportation planners and engineers should consider what their infrastructure designs will say to today's users and future generations in an essay in InTransition magazine.
19 hours ago   InTransition Magazine
A reborn plan to raze the Winthrop Square parking garage and replace it with the tallest building in Boston will provide a test for new Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
20 hours ago   The Boston Globe
Nate Berg details the "eHighway" road design project that will move goods away from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
21 hours ago   CityLab
Julian Agyeman and Duncan McLaren make the case that the only smart city is a shareable city.
22 hours ago   Zocalo Public Square
Divvy—Chicago's popular bikeshare system—is expanding to farther flung areas of the metropolitan area, thanks to state funding approved by the governor.
23 hours ago   Chicago Tribune
The Wall Street Journal re-examines the doomsday scenarios of Peak Oil now that fracking has pushed oil production to record levels.
Yesterday   The Wall Street Journal