News

57 min ago
Alaska is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the continental United States, and the state is heading for the warmest year on record. The government has identified at least 31 Alaska towns and cities at risk of destruction.
Alaska Dispatch News
1 hour ago
"When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
KUOW
2 hours ago
New data shows that the city of Los Angeles owns nearly 9,000 parcels throughout the region—and that it could be doing a lot more with them.
The Planning Report
3 hours ago
BART won big on election night with the passage of Measure RR, a $3.5 billion infrastructure bond measure. But the San Francisco Chronicle observes that results from two other local ballot measures suggest a mixed message on the rapid transit system.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 hours ago
A look at how Baldwin Park has matured after 15 years of development.
Modern Cities
5 hours ago
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
The Guardian
20 hours ago
Based on crowdsourced data from across the country, this updated map shows which municipalities have eliminated, lowered, or discussed their parking minimum laws.
Strong Towns
21 hours ago
Developers and concerned residents tussle in Orange County, California, as a property meant to host an art museum moves toward redevelopment as high-rise luxury condos instead.
Newport Beach Indy
22 hours ago
Currently owned by the state of Georgia, Atlanta's Pullman Yard may get a lot harder (but not impossible) to redevelop. Atlanta's Urban Design Commission is considering a proposal to grant protected status to the property.
Saporta Report
23 hours ago
The companies' agreement with Governor Charlie Baker's administration requires a state-run check in addition to the usual check through an independent contractor. Fingerprinting, however, will not be required.
The Boston Globe
Yesterday
California is working on a plan to adapt infrastructure statewide to the future impacts of climate change.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
How much do we have to fear from the president-elect's policy plans for urban America? We can hope that he will follow his party's playbook and largely ignore the cities, but potential changes to housing policy are more serious.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Yesterday
An explosion on Nov. 2 forced GVEA to shut down the power plant earlier this month after struggling with a number of mishaps that have kept Golden Valley from bringing the Healy 2 plant online.
Alaska Public Media
Blog post
Yesterday
Dowell Myers reflects on an article from the Journal of Planning Education and Research in light of the recent presidential election.
JPER
Yesterday
Walkability’s greatest gifts to health are most accessible when we encounter one another in the flesh. In pedestrian-friendly environments, others amenitize space. On the highway, they encumber it.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
Elaine Chao served all eight years as President George W. Bush's former Secretary of Labor and also under his father's administration as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. She is married to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The New York Times
Feature
Yesterday
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2016 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.
James Brasuell and Josh Stephens
Yesterday
Since the 1970s, many American cities have played host to rising rents and stagnant incomes. Richard Florida writes about how the "great rent squeeze" might be choking the country's economic prospects.
CityLab
Yesterday
Founded in 1928, the fascist new town of Arborea (formerly known as Mussolinia) still shows hints of the divergence between the traditional towns of Sardinia and the modernist leanings of its founders.
Wallpaper
Yesterday
Managing cities' sometimes-turbulent relationship with their nightlife, "night mayors" help cities capitalize on an industry that has become a marker of urban prestige.
The Conversation
2 days ago
Humbolt County has long been associated with growing marijuana, now some see an opportunity to turn that association into tourist dollars.
The Cannifornian