39 min ago
The Chicago Central Area Committee has thrown its hand into the ring for the "100&Change" grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Crain's Chicago Business
1 hour ago
The Silicon Valley start-up devoted to reinventing the city made a splashy hire this week.
2 hours ago
Using density as a metric of urban quality is misleading and inadequate, according to an article on CityLab.
3 hours ago
The Wall Street Journal builds a case that a slow down in state and local infrastructure investments is having a broad impact on the national economy.
The Wall Street Journal
Blog post
18 hours ago
Adam Millard-Ball guest blogs about a new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
19 hours ago
Involving four counties and $4.6 billion, the measure proposes a system that could put a million residents (and a million jobs) within a quarter mile of transit.
Streetsblog USA
20 hours ago
A coalition of local governmental agencies and advocates released their 2016 report on the condition of local streets and roads in California, and they found dire underinvestment. The legislature has yet to convene a special session on funding.
Capitol Weekly
21 hours ago
The city of Vancouver has emerged as a leader in "laneway" housing: secondary units built onto existing lots, often facing an alleyway. To boost supply, the city may expedite permitting for modular units.
Vancouver Sun
22 hours ago
Transportation ballot measures are popular this November: over 70 populate ballots across the country. In California and elsewhere, they supplement declining federal and state funds for local infrastructure.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
23 hours ago
The encyclical "Laudato si: On the Care of Our Common Home" might have scored public relations points among environmentalists last year, but according to a new study, it didn't score any points with Catholics or the broader U.S. population.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
New data reveal the U.S. housing industry's preference for garages for cars over apartments for people.
The Baltimore City Council granted initial approval for the city's first zoning code overhaul in over 40 years.
The Baltimore Sun
The new "50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation" report examines the gulf between the reality of the U.S. transportation system and the innovations that will be necessary to achieve a carbon-free future.
Frontier Group
The annual list of the best planning, design, and development websites, representing some of the top online resources for news, information, and research on the built environment.
James Brasuell
The DART Board decided to move forward with a financial plan that funds both the Cotton Belt light rail line and the D2 subway.
Dallas News
The overwhelming majority of states that increased gas taxes last year were Republican-controlled. In states where the legislature is split, it's more difficult to approve transportation funding legislation. Down-ballot races may prove decisive.
Blog post
State governments like to limit local taxing authority but not local zoning—maybe they should do the exact opposite.
Michael Lewyn
A new study has found that just a handful of people are responsible for the majority of noise complaints directed toward airports.
The phrase "everything on the street" captures UN-Habitat head Joan Clos's approach to urbanization. In the wake of Habitat III, who is the man behind the conference's "New Urban Agenda"?
The McKinsey Global Institute wants to help California build 3.5 million homes by 2025.
The New York Times
2 days ago
A recent report has shed light on the lack of pedestrian signals at intersections around the city of New Orleans, where pedestrians have been injured or killed at greater rates than more populous neighboring parishes.
The Advocate