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So long 2007. Hello 2014. According to new DOT data, peak driving is no longer in the rear view mirror but ahead of us thanks to cheap gas getting even cheaper, the rebound effect, an improved economy, and warmer weather.
6 min ago   The Detroit News
Maine trails only three states in total acreage of land protected by conservation. A new plan to end the property tax exemption's for nonprofits, however, could make that work much more difficult.
2 hours ago   Portland Press Herald
Here's a head scratcher: in its ambition to meet the affordable housing goals of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has proposed the redevelopment of 15 community gardens on city-owned property.
18 hours ago   Brownstoner
The innovative revenue stream known as California's cap-and-trade program is ready to take action by funding affordable housing projects.
20 hours ago   LA.Streetsblog
Chicago transit agencies are falling behind its needed capital investments. A new report estimates that the CTA, Metra, and Pace will need to spend $36 billion over the next decade to catch up.
22 hours ago   Chicago Tribune
In more proof of how far perceived safety goes in establishing the speed of drivers, the California Highway Patrol is dealing with the unintended consequences of changes on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Yesterday   San Francisco Chronicle
Big, diverse, and a little bit different, the Millennial generation is often cast as the solution to—or the cause of—many of America’s housing challenges.
Yesterday   Rooflines
A new report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program analyzes the growth of the world's 300 largest metropolitan areas.
Yesterday   Brookings
A drastic overhaul of the planning and development processes in Philadelphia is, at least for now, on hold so stakeholders can have more time to analyze the proposal.
Yesterday   philly.com
Bill Lindeke writes of the daunting urban design and planning challenge presented by America's post-war fascination with the strip mall.
Yesterday   MinnPost
California has commenced new water use reporting requirements, which the Pacific Institute has compiled into an interactive map and database to provide accessible evidence about where the state's water goes.
Yesterday   Pacific Institute