Chicago gains a new open space today, located on an island on Lake Michigan just across from Soldier Field and Burnham Harbor.
1 hour ago Chicago Tribune
A news study, combining satellite imagery and field study, dramatically increases the estimated trees in the world. What has not changed: how quickly humans are killing those trees off.
2 hours ago The Washington Post
A study of two cities at opposite ends of the urban spectrum demonstrate how density matters for a number of ecological services.
3 hours ago Pacific Standard
No, those will not be the precise words of the forthcoming "Call to Action" by Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, but he will call on cities to "design and build roads and public places to make walking easier, safer, and more pleasant."
4 hours ago T4America Blog
The only thing as ubiquitous as love letters are break up letters. Now it's even easier to break up with your city, using real data from the U.S. Census.
5 hours ago Tiny Subversions
With a surging homeless population, the city's cluster site program incentivizes slumlords and reduces the supply of affordable housing.
6 hours ago The New York Times
"Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing"—as a new rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes to do—can vary widely, even in the same city. Exclusive
21 hours ago By
Honolulu's one protected bike lane on King Street, while still a pilot project, has proven so successful that the city plans a major expansion to form a protected bike lane grid that will also tie-in with the new bike share and rail transit.
22 hours ago Honolulu Star-Advertiser
A study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on September 1 showed steep reductions in speeding in Montgomery County, Maryland, where speed cameras has been in effect since 2007, reducing fatalities and severity of injuries.
23 hours ago The Detroit News
The new "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule may impose additional paperwork burdens on local government, but is unlikely to cause major policy changes. Blog Post