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Blog post
21 min ago
Taxis, including new ride hailing services, play unique and important roles in an efficient and equitable transport systems. Let's support them with smart policies.
Todd Litman
1 hour ago
It's not just Americans favor SUVs and light truck over compact cars, but that a majority of EV and hybrid owners who have traded in their cars are opting for all-gas vehicles, and that spells trouble for meeting President Obama's climate goals.
The New York Times - Science
2 hours ago
Decades of poor urban planning and policy decisions have contributed to "the Glasgow Effect," which has seen higher rates of mortality for Glaswegians compared to similar de-industrialized cities.
The Guardian (UK)
Blog post
18 hours ago
The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of Denver, Colorado highlights some important issues around social and environmental sustainability.
Dean Saitta
20 hours ago
Last week the Los Angeles City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved housing initiatives. "Build Better LA" requires large developments to have affordable units. Silicon Valley voters will vote on a $950 million housing bond.
Planetizen
22 hours ago
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait says there is no legitimate reason to give Disney the tax break.
Voice of Orange County
Yesterday
As a result of a critical lawsuit that California high-speed rail opponents lost last March, a bill to release $1.1 billion in 2008 bond funds has been advanced to fund high-speed rail 'bookend' projects, particularly Caltrain electrification.
Associated Press
Yesterday
The $50 million renovation of Cleveland's Public Square, designed by James Corner Field Operations, will open in time for the Republican National Convention.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Yesterday
If the Metro Board passes the proposed $40 billion expenditure plan, millions of Los Angeles residents will still not have access to good public transit for decades.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
It seems like behind every corner is a smart city waiting to happen. WNYC investigates.
WNYC
Yesterday
A tech writer had a chance to revisit SimCity 2000 after years away from the game for contemporary lessons in planning.
Inverse
2 days ago
The National Association of City Transportation Officials has spoken out on the ned to begin preparing for a future of automated vehicles.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
2 days ago
Mayor Setti Warren has a vision for his city that includes the opportunities that brought his parents to live in the city. That means more housing, affordable to various levels of income.
The Boston Globe
2 days ago
More than 20,000 rent-controlled units have left the market in Los Angeles since 2001—a problem exacerbated by options for short-term rentals. Now the City Attorney's Office is fighting back.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
Intended to make the most of a planned light rail station, the city of Seattle has proposed a zoning overhaul for the University District.
The Urbanist
2 days ago
The controversy over whether to located the Lucas Museum Site at a lakefront property in Chicago is no longer ongoing.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
As Denver's development industry achieves post-recession levels of activity, the city's Department of Community Planning and Development needs staff for pre-recession levels of capacity.
The Denver Post
2 days ago
Two notable transportation developments occur in California on July 1. First, a pilot road charge program begins—5,000 motorists will be charged by the mile driven. Second, the gas tax drops by 2.2 cents. An analysis by ITEP looks at both.
Tax Justice Blog
2 days ago
Ok, some are going to catch the train, too. You just never know when it's your lucky day.
Gothamist
2 days ago
As Downtown L.A. sees an impressive renaissance, learn how the Fashion District in L.A. spurred growth through piloting the first-ever "Business Improvement District" program.
The Planning Report
3 days ago
The in-migration of Millennials is largely driving the changes that American cities are going through. More specifically, it is the ones with college degrees who are driving the change. Where are they moving, and what is their effect?
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