News

9 min ago
Community input is crucial to a plan that would wrap Portland in a ring of greenery and pathways.
Next City
1 hour ago
A Politico article describes the Far Rockaway neighborhood as still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy and a history of underinvestment. The city is ready to launch a $91 million redevelopment effort to change all that.
Politico New York
2 hours ago
The announcement that 87,500 acres of land in Maine's North Woods would become a national monument came the day before the centennial of the National Park Service. The designation is also sure to be controversial.
Portland Press Herald
3 hours ago
"The fundamental idea behind the parks is that the country belongs to the people," says President Obama.
National Park Foundation
18 hours ago
Last week, leaders of the initiative to curb development in L.A. surprisingly presented Mayor Eric Garcetti with an ultimatum: Agree to their list of demands by August 24, or they will take the issue to the March 2017 ballot.
The Planning Report
19 hours ago
The landscape of community development in Los Angeles today differs vastly from even a few years ago. Two groups in East L.A. are developing solutions to accelerating gentrification and displacement and a compounding affordable housing crisis.
The Planning Report
20 hours ago
An affordable housing proposal proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown failed to marshal the necessary support in the State Legislature, facing opposition from a coalition of labor and environmental groups, as well as the League of California Cities.
San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
21 hours ago
Ben Brown takes a hard look at our capacities and limitations in a world more complex than we’d prefer.
PlaceShakers
22 hours ago
Here's a controversial assertion: expensive, desirable cities are doing everyone else a favor by forcing people to move.
Bloomberg View
23 hours ago
New driving totals are out for June and and the first six months of 2016, and the news is not good for those who want to see a reduction in what is now the greatest source of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
Yesterday
Welcome to a post-human era of biological evolution. Strap on your seat belts.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The transportation research group, TRIP, tallied costs from additional crashes, higher operating costs, and congestion that result from insufficient investment in California's roads and bridges. A new effort was launched to increase state funding.
tripnet.org
Yesterday
Downtown Dallas could have an embarrassment of riches on its hands, if it figures out how to make plans for a Downtown streetcar coordinate well with a new Downtown light rail route.
The Dallas Morning News
Yesterday
Do cities that make homeowners repair sidewalks subsidize car culture? Or do cities that fund sidewalks subsidize sprawl?
CityLab
Yesterday
Moscow's Mayor has pushed an agenda to beautify the city, create social spaces, and make the city more walkable, but critics see the move towards walkability as more of a forced march.
Foreign Policy
Yesterday
How can the Global South implement the New Urban Agenda with colonial-era curricula and little investment in training? Zambia offers a new model.
Citiscope
Yesterday
Downtown property owners are clashing with food truck operators over where the latter should park their businesses.
MinnPost
Yesterday
It's something we feel intuitively: poorly-designed arterial roads make for less comfortable neighborhoods. That remains the case even if the adjoining residential streets are quiet and safe.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
Governing
Yesterday
The footprint of the so-called single-story overlay districts is growing in the Silicon Valley.
San Jose Mercury News
2 days ago
A case study provided by the MillionTreesNYC program offers insight into complicated territorial boundaries that can challenge urban greening projects.
DeepRoot