News

47 min ago
A new paper released by the White House offers a toolkit of economic evidence and policy recommendations designed to help cities overcome local opposition to development.
Politico
1 hour ago
A report from the American Medical Association says LED lights are bad for our health, inspiring some cities to re-evaluate the technology.
The Washington Post
2 hours ago
With a two-year Interim Development Control Ordinance set to expire in March 2017, Burbank, California is working on new design guidelines for single-family homes.
The Burbank Leader
3 hours ago
Middle Tennessee expects 1 million new people to move to the region by 2040. The new nMotion plan, adopted late last week, proposes a regional transit system to accommodate the region's future.
The Tennessean
4 hours ago
The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities.
Curbed
5 hours ago
It costs less than $40,000 and gets over 200 miles to a charge. The Tesla Model 3? Yes, and also the Chevy Bolt, which goes to market first. A New York Times technology columnist writes that 'size matters' when it comes to innovation.
The New York Times - Technology
6 hours ago
The new development near University of North Carolina Chapel Hill was called the 'Bicycle Apartments.' Students would bike or walk to campus so a parking reduction was granted. The apartments have been rebranded LUX — now a parking shortage exists.
Indy Week
22 hours ago
Though he was elected while promising to clean up corruption in the state government, recent corruption charges are hitting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's inner circle.
Politico New York
Yesterday
A new report from the California Legislative Analyst's Office demystifies the highly consequential and controversial property tax limit enacted by Proposition 13.
California Legislative Analyst's Office
Yesterday
Uber users are getting massive amounts of value from the service, according to a new analysis only possible in the post-transportation network company era.
The Wall Street Journal
Yesterday
Crude-by-rail opponents are hoping that Benicia's rejection of a proposed rail terminal for a Valero refinery will set a precedent: it was enabled by a U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision allowing the city to have the final word.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
This is Amtrak between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia: It could cost $13 billion to speed up the tip by 30 minutes, and $16 million to add just one more train.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
Streetsblog USA has been keeping close tabs on the bus system in Memphis, recently noticing signs of progress from the local transit agency, MATA.
Streetsblog USA
2 days ago
"Strategic retreat" as a response to rising sea levels isn't an easy sell, but a new report endeavors to make the idea more palatable.
Regional Plan Association
2 days ago
Recent development controversies in New York City inspired one writer to set some priorities.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Pedestrian safety and transit performance won out over parking concerns on San Francisco's Taraval Street.
San Francisco Examiner
2 days ago
More than one city made big planning news this week. You only need two minutes and thirty seconds to find out more.
Planetizen
2 days ago
The city of Denver is going all in for incentive zoning to ensure affordable housing is included among new developments in the neighborhood around the new 38th and Blake transit station.
The Denver Post
2 days ago
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
2 days ago
The long, ongoing project of retrofitting sidewalks and curbs to allow access for users of all needs continues. Project Sidewalk puts the power to audit sidewalks for accessibility in your hands.
Greater Greater Washington
3 days ago
Within ten years, passengers flying on JetBlue out of JFK will leaving a much lower carbon footprint, thanks to a fuel composed of 30 percent biofuel.
The New York Times