Fairly or unfairly, Des Moines has a solid reputation as one of the nation's least interesting cities. But unbeknownst to the rest of us, this quiet working town might become the Midwest's answer to Austin, Texas.
1 hour ago Politico
Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
2 hours ago Quartz
The new International Housing Affordability Survey contains errors and biases identified in previous editions. The author even claims that compact housing reduces fertility. Really? Smart policies can create affordable and family-friendly housing. Blog Post
3 hours ago By
It's possible that the ill effects of NIMBY obstructionism are enabled by a lack of understanding about how and why NIMBYism works.
4 hours ago CityLab
A study published February 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to three reasons for the life expectancy being lower for Americans than in other developed nations. Care to guess what they are?
5 hours ago The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Several big stories, all rolled into one, are emerging in Portland. Changes in zoning have paved the way for high-rises that are proposed for the existing location of the city's famous food stalls.
20 hours ago The Oregonian
Census data shows that Seattle jumped Baltimore to become the country's tenth most densely populated city. Is Seattle on the cusp of a changing of the guard when it comes to density and population growth?
21 hours ago The Seattle Times
A book review of the newly released book, "Dream Cities," by Wade Graham.
22 hours ago The New York Times
New research says land use patterns have increased the costs of wildfire protection, so strategic land use planning would help lower the costs of wildfire protection.
23 hours ago University of Wyoming
St. Louis will end a program that allows groups to decorate crosswalks for the purposes of beautifying and branding neighborhoods. Currently decorated crosswalks can stay, for now.
Yesterday St. Louis Post-Dispatch