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A study comparing urbanization and per capita GDP between 1980 and 2011 questions common assumptions about the connections between economic growth and cities.
32 min ago   PLOS ONE
A motion passed earlier this month calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant property for agriculture and farming.
1 hour ago   The Los Angeles Times
Developments in a story from earlier in the year—the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is receptive to the ideas of local political leaders for a park near the beleaguered Silver Spring Transit Center.
2 hours ago   The Gazette
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow asks the question of whether the data produced by Twitter could be used to understand and plan cities?
3 hours ago   Next City
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved a series of bills to implement portions of the Lower North District Plan. Although the bills include downzoning, planners believe the area's vacant land is sufficient to bear new development.
4 hours ago   PlanPhilly
Improvements in architecture billings, an economic indicator of future construction activity, mean that more investments in cities and towns. Lately, institutional billings have led the resurgent industry.
5 hours ago   Architect
The largest project is the largest in the 63-year history of the New Jersey Turnpike will wrap up by the middle of November.
6 hours ago   NJ.com
When Vice President spoke earlier this year about the less than world class conditions at New York's LaGuardia Airport he found an audience in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
7 hours ago   New York Times
Some cities have a reputation for rats, but all cities have them. Where does your major metropolitan center rank among the rattiest cities?
8 hours ago   Urbanful
After five deaths, several states have stopped installing FHWA-approved guardrails which have been said "to turn into spears" when hit by vehicles. An Oct. 20 jury verdict awarded $175 million to a whistleblower to be paid by the rail manufacturer.
9 hours ago   The New York Times
Non other than U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, former mayor and native of San Francisco, penned an op-ed opposing a recent action by the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors to legalize short-term stays in private homes.
Yesterday   San Francisco Chronicle