News

22 min ago
Private companies involved in Boston and Denver rail travel are facing increasingly large fines for service failures, and some are going unpaid.
Governing
1 hour ago
After the city's government cut funding to mental health services, closing many of the city's clinics, residents of Chicago's West Side voted overwhelmingly to tax their properties to reverse that trend.
Chicago Tonight
2 hours ago
Less than half of the $7 billion that Brazil's development bank committed since 2009 has been disbursed. As it withdraws from foreign projects, BNDES is beset by scandal.
Bloomberg
3 hours ago
Several years ago, officials in Long Beach, California, found themselves in a pickle. They had an aging city hall in need of seismic retrofits (price tag: $194 million). Fast-forward to last July, when ground was broken on a $520 million project.
Doggerel
4 hours ago
A Dallas News op-ed argues for a repackaging of the Dallas' ongoing open space and park investments to properly acknowledge the scale of the city's accomplishments.
Dallas News
5 hours ago
The U.S. remains largely a suburban nation, though central cities are experiencing a great comeback after years of population loss. But what exactly is a suburb? A new report from the Urban Land Institute provides answers by providing subcategories.
Urban Land Institute
6 hours ago
A weather inversion has caused the highest air pollution in the French capital in ten years. To coax commuters from their cars, free transit and odd-even license plate driving restrictions were enacted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday
NPR
7 hours ago
The Google Timelapse feature has been updated. The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
The Verge
22 hours ago
The selection of Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, who is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signals the incoming Trump Administration's antipathy for the environmental legacy of its predecessor.
The New York Times
23 hours ago
Supporters of the Cincinnati Bell Connector are confronting mounting concerns about the operation of the city's new streetcar system. Meanwhile, ridership is declining, quickly.
Cincinati.com
Yesterday
The death toll on the streets of Washington, D.C. are unchanged a year after the District launched its Vision Zero initiative.
WAMU
Yesterday
A recent report out of the state of Michigan lays the groundwork for a coordinated approach to the state's infamous infrastructure challenges.
Detroit Free Press
Yesterday
Safety is one trigger in the heated debate over whether fossil fuels should be transported by pipeline. While the industry insists the method is safer than others, the spread of accidents since 1986 is substantial.
CityLab
Yesterday
The benefits of authentic community are extensive. Maybe even transcendent. But how do we get to that point? Scott Doyon's latest blog has a few thoughts.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
Wall Street Journal piece says loan regulations hurt home buyers with imperfect credit.
The Wall Street Jounal
Yesterday
A new study shows how pollution and poverty can create a persistent cycle in poor neighborhoods.
City Observatory
Yesterday
A new study from Quote Wizard finds Utah and Rhode Island have the worst and best drivers, respectively.
Quote Wizard
Yesterday
Asia's fast-growing cities are having disastrous impacts on both environment and civilization. A Singapore-based firm is trying to create news ways of building before it's too late.
n+1
Blog post
Yesterday
If the country is about to embark on a new era of infrastructure investment, care will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits for mobility.
Steven Polzin
Yesterday
The National Association of Realtors weigh in on 2017 housing forecast.
Modern Cities
2 days ago
The Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe, advising them to explore alternative routing and conduct an environmental review, granting indigenous peoples a rare victory.
The New York Times