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50 min ago
A recent Newsweek article on urbanism is chock-full of nonsense.
Michael Lewyn
1 hour ago
There's still a construction fence around the World Trade Center transportation hub designed by Santiago Calatrava, and its not accessible from the street yet. Carol Berens shares a few photos and impressions.
UrbDeZine
2 hours ago
The nation's first driverless train car was unveiled this week in Hawaii.
Pacific Business News
3 hours ago
It's almost as if every city not named New York is competing for second place when Walk Score releases its annual ranking of most walkable cities. Of course, the top ten is quite an accomplishment: so welcome to the club, Long Beach, California.
Redfin
4 hours ago
Phase 1 of a project described as the "Grand Central Station of the West" has almost doubled in cost since 2008. Now San Francisco County Supervisors are considering a bailout of the project.
San Francisco Examiner
5 hours ago
In the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park, some residents can't fathom the idea of the city spending $3.1 million to add sidewalks in existing residential neighborhoods.
StarTribune
6 hours ago
Some states relied more on the most recent energy boom than others, and some prepared more for the inevitable bust. A report by the Brookings Institution recommends actions for energy states to build resilience in the face of boom and bust cycles.
Governing
7 hours ago
Today would have been Jane Jacobs's 100th birthday. Here are a few recommended reads to help commemorate the occasion.
Strong Towns
22 hours ago
By combining the resources of the public and private sectors, Prince George County was able to greatly reduce the costs required to retrofit an aging stormwater system.
Bay Journal
23 hours ago
San Francisco is starting a program to recognize and protect long-standing local businesses based on their community value, not architectural significance.
New York Daily News
Yesterday
Susan Henderson investigates ‪Lean Urbanism‬ strategies for incremental code reform to improve walkability and reduce financial and regulatory burdens in a manner that matches local capacity.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
Brookings’ Bruce Katz explains how municipalities like Los Angeles can create thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing through connecting planning, industry, innovation, and infrastructure efforts.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
A May Day march on Sunday that turned violent provided the opportunity for the Seattle Police Department to deploy its bike squad for crowd control, and in more ways than you might think.
CBS This Morning
Yesterday
Constructed at great expense over the past decade, Myanmar's planned capital city of Naypyidaw boasts an empty 20-lane stretch of road. The city's real purpose may be to discourage regime change.
Atlas Obscura
Yesterday
Following the example of much newer corporations in Silicon Valley, the Ford Motor Company is planning a $9 billion new campus in Dearborn, to be built over ten years.
The New York Times
Yesterday
A Vox explainer describes the complex political, economic, and cultural obstacles to overcome in achieving a carbon tax equal to the social cost of carbon.
Vox
Yesterday
The security cordon around the country's most famous residence is growing taller and stronger, again.
The Washington Post
Yesterday
Transportation planner Dan Malouff shares eight insights into what makes the Paris Metro one of the world's great subways.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
The city of Chicago is focusing its development incentives around transit stations, but the people moving into those neighborhoods tend to be wealthier than previous residents.
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
The headline from Politico's recent survey of mayors says it all: mayors fear that there will be more public health disasters like Flint to come if the nation doesn't coordinate to prioritize infrastructure.
Politico Magazine
2 days ago
Philadelphia's Franklin Square will require admission in the evening this spring, for the duration on a Chinese lantern festival. A critic faults the "philosophy of privatism" for robbing the park of its democratic qualities.
The Philadelphia Inquirer