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A study of two cities at opposite ends of the urban spectrum demonstrate how density matters for a number of ecological services.
42 min 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."
1 hour 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.
2 hours ago   Tiny Subversions
With a surging homeless population, the city's cluster site program incentivizes slumlords and reduces the supply of affordable housing.
3 hours ago   The New York Times
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"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
18 hours ago  By Kyle Smith and Brendan Saunders
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.
19 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.
20 hours ago   The Detroit News
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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
21 hours ago   By Michael Lewyn
Advocates say traffic safety data collection practices in Washington, D.C. don't meet national standards. They also say it will be hard for the District to meet its vision zero goal by 2024 if the problem persists.
22 hours ago   WAMU
A list of adaptive reuse projects completed in the last five years includes a diverse collection of breweries turned hotels, a dry dock turned into a museum, and much more.
23 hours ago   Urban Land Magazine
A curious discrepancy between two major congestion reports using the same data: There is a profound and unexplained discrepancy between the travel trends in the latest Urban Mobility Scorecard report and the data provided by Inrix.
Yesterday   City Commentary