In this long-form article, G.M. Donley reminds us why walkable and diverse communities have become such a planning staple. In Cleveland, New Urbanism contends with a history of sprawl and decreasing population.
1 hour ago Belt Magazine
The future has arrived in Western Australia thanks to new technology created and implemented by Carnegie Wave Energy. The CETO project marries renewable power with desalination—a timely marriage when droughts and climate change take center stage.
2 hours ago The New York Times - Energy & Environment
The definition of blight may be in the eye of the beholder, but it may also be subconscious. Broken windows, abandoned buildings, and weed-filled yards may actually create stress and degrade health, according to a small study out of Philadelphia.
18 hours ago Fast Co.Exist
Secretary of State John Kerry recently began a two-year term as the chair of the Artic Council. He used the occasion to make a call for a stronger role for cities in international efforts to fight climate change.
20 hours ago The Washington Post
Aaron Paley, the founder of CicLAvia in Los Angeles, announces a change in leadership and describes the future of the game-changing event—a good read for anyone interested in open-streets, cultural events, and urban quality of life.
22 hours ago Los Angeles Times
Philadelphia media was on hand to cover the launch of the Indego bikeshare system on April 23, 2015.
Joel Kotkin recently waded into the conversation about that it will take to return Legacy Cities into the prosperity of former years.
Yesterday The Plain Dealer
Every year we analyze all of the tweets from the APA Conference and tell you about the trends in planning. With 2,884 people tweeting from the APA Conference, there is a lot of great ideas, links, and pictures that we can all learn from. Blog Post
The city of Minneapolis will add 30 miles of protected bike lanes to its city, especially around Downtown.
Yesterday Streetsblog USA
The nation's third lowest gas tax will likely see a 10-cent gas tax hike—with or without Gov. Nikki Haley's signature, who insists on a larger income tax reduction than in the bill that overwhelmingly passed the House and is now in the Senate.