News

11 hours ago
A confluence of economic and demographic factors means fewer Americans own homes than at any time since 1965.
Bloomberg
12 hours ago
The University of Texas Arlington's Institute of Urban Studies is doing to legwork for an update of the Downtown Dallas 360 master plan.
Dallas News
13 hours ago
The deployment of so-called defensive architecture is in the news again. This time the controversy is in the public realm, as San Francisco considers a fence to keep homeless out of McCoppin Hub.
Curbed SF
14 hours ago
The idea behind the "Racial Equity Here" initiative: dismantle systematic racial inequality.
Next City
15 hours ago
A New York City micro-unit developer had hoped to sell 550 micro-condos to millennials and empty nesters. The project is being redesigned to reduce the number of micro-condos and add a hotel.
Houston Business Journal
16 hours ago
An equity strategist offers advice on creating safe streets programs that address systemic racism.
Streetsblog
17 hours ago
A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.
Treehugger
18 hours ago
Through a series of legal maneuvers associated with a coal giant's bankruptcy, the Sierra Club made good on a conservation opportunity worth $2.2 billion and weighing 53 million tons.
Slate
19 hours ago
London's central core never experienced the deterioration many American downtowns lived through, but the inner city/suburb dynamic was still at play. Now poverty is moving outward.
The Telegraph
20 hours ago
Biking is very rock and roll. Portland just turned up the volume.
Bike Portland
Yesterday
MARTA's Five Points station will be the first to test an idea of building small soccer fields at multiple transit stations in the system.
Creative Loafing
Yesterday
While Democrats consider the future of the country, the host city of the DNC offers a great urban lesson from the past: the elegant efficiency of rowhouses.
California Planning & Development Report
Yesterday
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved legislation that will allow the construction of accessory dwelling units, potentially adding thousands of units to the city's housing supply.
San Francisco Examiner
Yesterday
The North San Francisco Bay Area has lacked passenger rail for decades—but the process of hiring the staff necessary to operate the line on a daily basis has been complicated by the cost of housing in the area.
Marin Independent Journal
Yesterday
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
CityLab
Yesterday
Hurricane Katrina may have devastated much of New Orleans, but in its wake, literally, unexpected good work was done. Clean sediment was deposited over lead-contaminated soil, one reason why lead levels in children decreased.
The Times Picayune
Yesterday
The Republican and Democratic parties both claim to understand the importance of infrastructure, but they show support in vastly different ways.
the transport politic
Yesterday
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
Slate
Yesterday
A city famous for tall palm trees wants to find some shade.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
The eagerly anticipated selection of the future site of the Obama Presidential Library has leaked to the press. A formal announcement is expected soon.
Chicago Tribune
Feature
2 days ago
A new statistical analysis of Airbnb listings shows the short-term-rental service is growing worldwide, but suggests that many hosts don't stick with it. Intermittent commercial uses of residences could be seen in the planning context of "mixed use."
Martin John Brown