News

40 min ago
As seas rise, San Francisco is looking to shore up its costal protection against earthquakes and extreme weather events.
San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
1 hour ago
The city of Los Angeles is implementing a sweeping, yet almost completely unpublicized, effort to give historic status to tens-of-thousands of homes and properties across the city, without ever telling anyone about it.
Daniel Freedman
2 hours ago
In his continuing look at places people can exercise - other than the gym - LA park planner Clement Lau writes about the popularity of indoor malls in winter climes for exercising adults and children.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
3 hours ago
Today’s "Eco' or "Green" Urbanism movement has ancient, cross-cultural roots. This history is worth contemplating for lessons relevant to sustainable planning and design.
Dean Saitta
18 hours ago
2017 will be a big year for transit openings around North America. What will come in the years to follow has a lot to do with the Trump Administration.
the transport politic
19 hours ago
The Exchange House will open in February, offering a hostel and much more for the immigrant communities of Akron's North Hill neighborhood.
Cleveland.com
20 hours ago
A timber company is nearing the end of its deal to log the Port Gamble Forest, so local preservationists are raising money to protect the forest from development.
The Seattle Times
21 hours ago
So far four cities in California require solar panels on all new residential construction, with San Francisco as the most populous example. A proposed law would expand that requirement to the rest of the state.
San Francisco Chronicle
22 hours ago
A bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker in North Dakota will shift forgive motorists any liability if they to run over pedestrians "negligently" occupying a freeway.
Bismark Tribune
23 hours ago
The country's first "clean coal" facility has also been described as "the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture system."
The Washington Post
Yesterday
How did Vienna, Austria, substantially reduce car trips while increasing bicycling and trips taken by public transportation over 25 years? A new paper published in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation provides answers.
International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Yesterday
Up against an unexpected federal requirement to produce substantially more funds for a crucial rail project, San Mateo County's transportation authority showed the importance of "self-help" counties that control local transportation sales tax funds.
The Daily Journal
Yesterday
2017 has all the makings of a classic showdown in Oregon, where the state legislature will consider to policies that deeply divide the interest interests of tenants and landlords.
The Portland Mercury
Yesterday
A list of the ways cities will resist the anti-urban politics of the populist movements represented by President-elect Donald Trump and Brexit.
CityLab
Yesterday
Seattle's bikeshare system, known as Pronto!, will shut down in March.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
California's recent rains brought relief to a large part of the water-starved state, but another drought of a political nature hasn't seen relief—the will of coastal municipalities to permit more housing. Brown outlined a way for new funding.
Streetsblog California
Yesterday
A call to action for Atlanta: some of the city's treasured landmarks could disappear in 2017 if the city doesn't embrace a culture of preservation.
SaportaReport
2 days ago
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has prohibited local municipalities from painting a blue line down the middle of streets near police stations. State and local governments are pushing back, saying the prohibition "defies common sense."
The Record
2 days ago
Republican legislators in the state of Wyoming are choosing sides in the energy market—with dire consequences for consumers and the environment.
Billings Gazette
2 days ago
Ben Brown on placemaking implications of today's politics
PlaceShakers
2 days ago
A participant in some of Seattle's most consequential planning processes puts out a call for a more inclusive use of language.
The Urbanist