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The neighborhood of Homewood in Pittsburgh, PA is poised is poised for new investment but is still far from a gentrification tipping point. A proposed "cluster plan" walks a fine line for the neighborhood's future.
7 hours ago   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It is now next to impossible to reside anonymously in a modern city. Why? Because data anonymization itself is almost impossible without using advanced cryptography. Our every transaction leaves a digital marker that can be mined by anyone...
8 hours ago   Cities of the Future
We've known for some time that it would be difficult to rein in the automobile once the country's obsession had taken hold. Footage from a news special aired in 1965 offers historic perspective.
9 hours ago   nextSTL
A proposed BRT route between Palo Alto and San Jose is the latest to hit a setback.
10 hours ago   Palo Alto Online
We would do well to withhold our praise of another seemingly new composite index such as the Social Progress Index.
11 hours ago   Thriving Cities Blog
The sudden collapse of the coal industry has been as swift as it has been shocking.
12 hours ago   Billings Gazette
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity has already been hard at work renovating homes and improving communities, with an ambitious goal to renovate 100 more homes in the next three years.
13 hours ago
Strong Towns completes another year of its critique of parking policies, brought to retail districts all over the country on the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.
14 hours ago   Strong Towns
The Wall Street Journal reports that a deal is very near—maybe Monday—for a 6-year transportation reauthorization bill with funding for not three years, as both the House and Senate bills include, but five.
15 hours ago   The Wall Street Journal - Politics
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Whether gentrification is common depends on how one defines it. Blog Post
16 hours ago   By Michael Lewyn
Talk about bringing power to the people: eight regional governments in California are in various stages of adopting "community choice" utilities to buy power from the grid in the hopes of cleaning up their energy portfolio.
Yesterday   San Jose Mercury News