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Following up on last month's emergency rule addressing trains speeds, the Transportation Deparment issued new rules addressing tanker car standards, long thought to be one of the most important factors contributing to fiery oil tank car explosions.
29 min ago   The New York Time - Energy & Environment
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Housing policy is not just about houses, it is also about people, and the determination of who may live in a community. We challenge communities to proclaim, “Yes in our backyard! We welcome new neighbors. We favor more diversity.” Blog Post
1 hour ago   By Todd Litman
The Milken Institute Global Conference brought hoards of business leaders to Beverly Hills last week. Sessions included some high praise for cities and buoyant predictions about innovation, development, and accommodating six billion city-dwellers.
2 hours ago   California Planning & Development Report
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Leading a walking tour of your neighborhood can be easy if you focus on the basic differences between types of neighborhoods. Blog Post
3 hours ago   By Michael Lewyn
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Well known planning scholar and theorist Dr. Karen Christensen, from UC Berkeley, introduces her findings from a decade of interviews with exemplary planners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Blog Post
4 hours ago   By JPER
An already controversial project got bad news earlier this week, as substantial increases in the expected cost of the Southwest LRT extension added more fuel to the fire for opponents of the project.
19 hours ago   MinnPost
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13% of high school age students used e-cigarettes in 2014, up from 4% in 2013. Regulation is being developed, but health effects and related tobacco usage implications are not clear.
22 hours ago   USA Today
To the chagrin of many Orange County transportation leaders, two express lanes will be added to each direction on a 14-mile stretch of the 405 (San Diego) Freeway, one through conversion, and a general purpose lane funded in part by Measure M added.
Yesterday   KPCC
Of all the inventions of the modern world, few have been so embraced as artificial light. But constant light, like that which floods city streets and illuminates buildings, is not necessarily healthy or safe. Some cities are trying to go dark.
Yesterday   The Architect's Newspaper
Joseph Stomberg of Vox has initiated a series of articles on commuting in America, the first based on the issues explaining the domination of the auto, the second on the debate about the driving decline associated with millennials.
Yesterday   Vox
Opticos Design, Inc., the Berkeley-based urban planning and architecture firm has launched a new website dedicated to the missing middle of the housing market.
Yesterday   Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places