News

14 hours ago
Seattle's bikeshare system, known as Pronto!, will shut down in March.
The Seattle Times
16 hours ago
California's recent rains brought relief to a large part of the water-starved state, but another drought of a political nature hasn't seen relief—the will of coastal municipalities to permit more housing. Brown outlined a way for new funding.
Streetsblog California
18 hours ago
A call to action for Atlanta: some of the city's treasured landmarks could disappear in 2017 if the city doesn't embrace a culture of preservation.
SaportaReport
20 hours ago
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has prohibited local municipalities from painting a blue line down the middle of streets near police stations. State and local governments are pushing back, saying the prohibition "defies common sense."
The Record
22 hours ago
Republican legislators in the state of Washington are choosing sides in the energy market—with dire consequences for consumers and the environment.
Billings Gazette
Yesterday
Ben Brown on placemaking implications of today's politics
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
A participant in some of Seattle's most consequential planning processes puts out a call for a more inclusive use of language.
The Urbanist
Yesterday
It's surprisingly common to find cities where land is worth more than buildings. Start with California, for instance.
Realtor
Yesterday
The list of prohibitions for the use of public spaces grows—this time to the seemingly innocuous and park-perfect activity of sitting.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
The Emanuel Administration has yet to secure needed funding for a big project to update Chicago's Union Station. Now it's up to the Trump Administration to supply a needed loan.
Crain's Chicago Business
2 days ago
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
The Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
The city of San Diego recently approved a 30-year community plan for the San Ysidro neighborhood.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
2 days ago
Karen Parolek discusses the 'Missing Middle' that is too often overlooked in discussions about affordable housing.
Modern Cities
2 days ago
Similar violation but new player—Fiat Chrysler, accused by U.S. EPA of willfully violating emissions standards for certain models of diesel Jeeps and Ram pickups. The charge comes a day after DOJ settled civil and criminal suits with Volkswagen.
The New York Times
2 days ago
German multinational Daimler is investing heavily in how people will get around in the future and using Portland, Oregon as a test bed for its plans
The Oregonian
2 days ago
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced another round of Choice Neighborhood grants in December, awarding five communities a total of $132 million in grant funding.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2 days ago
After a scandal exposed widespread lead contamination in Chicago schools, new legislation requires regular lead testing.
Politico
2 days ago
How has the Green Line benefitted the economy of Washington, D.C.? A new report counts the ways.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
Yeah, this is a weird one.
Clickhole
2 days ago
Parking lots and one-story buildings are being rapidly redeveloped in the Short North, located just north of Downtown Columbus. New parking requirements are aimed at streamlining the development process and ensuring adequate parking.
Columbus Underground
3 days ago
There is plenty of debate surrounding a proposed law that would prohibit adults from entering city-owned playgrounds unless in the company of children.
Los Angeles Times