Imagine living high above Manhattan but unable to open your windows because of soot-laden smoke from surrounding buildings. Toxic emissions from burning dirty heating oil continues despite a 2011 law requiring conversion to a cleaner fuel.
1 hour ago The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Move over Panama Canal, there’s another waterway that connects one side of the continent to the other. These waters part ways in Wyoming.
2 hours ago Sploid
Few transportation projects have transformed D.C. as thoroughly as Capital Bikeshare. From humble beginnings in 2010 with fewer than 50 stations, there are now over three hundred stations and 2500 bikes spread across the city.
3 hours ago Elevation DC
Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau discusses what the Affordable Care Act means for hospital construction, design, and expansion.
4 hours ago UrbDeZine
While some contend that our communities are sculpted by an unfettered free market, there are a variety of programs and policies that underwrite the costs of poorly planned development. "A Brief History of Your Neighborhood" examines a few.
5 hours ago Community Builders
According to new analysis by Nate Silver, New York City might be more aptly described as the city that sleeps in.
6 hours ago Five Thirty Eight
A City Council committee got its first look at a proposed revision of the streetscape licensing process by which restaurants and cafés can acquire sidewalk seating. Councilmembers sent the plan back the drawing board again.
21 hours ago Dallas Observer
An intrepid blogger digs into the differences between Japanese zoning regulations and those here in the United States.
22 hours ago Urban Kchoze
In what is surely a victory for opponents of waterfront development along the Embarcadero corridor in San Francisco, the Golden State Warriors have purchased a new site farther south, near AT&T Park and the UCSF Mission Bay campus, for a new arena.
23 hours ago SF Weekly
Sound Transit released a request for qualifications to build a 100,000-square-foot mixed-use TOD at the forthcoming Capitol Hill light rail station. Fourteen interested developers responded.
Yesterday Capitol Hill Seattle Blog