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A home in poor physical condition can be "devastating" to a child's early development, a study of Cleveland kindergarteners found.
The Atlantic
3 days ago
New York's Clean Energy Standard, if approved, would mark the first time a state put a price on carbon emissions.
Politico
3 days ago
A recent study by Trulia concentrates on elasticity (i.e., the rate at which housing stock grows, relative to demand), and arrives at the conclusion that bureaucracy, not regulation, is responsible for rising housing prices.
Trulia
3 days ago
A new paper studies the impacts both of specific land use regulations and land use regulations in the aggregate.
Market Urbanism
3 days ago
Barcelona wants to be the world’s best city for people. To reclaim the public space and community living that residents lost to cars over the last century, the city is transforming mobility and access to public space by introducing the superblock.
Cities of the Future
3 days ago
The Grand Old Party platform calls for an end to using gas taxes for public transit as well as other non-road purposes like "bike-sharing," opposes increases to the 23-year-old gas tax, and would eliminate the U.S. DOT Livability Initiative.
Progressive Railroading
3 days ago
Concepts like erasure, greenfield development, and easements figure into this story about a rural community on the fringes of suburban development in Maryland's Montgomery County.
National Council on Public History
3 days ago
The new board chair of Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County recently shared her ideas for the future of the transit agency.
The Urban Edge
3 days ago
When the state allowed the 421-a tax abatement program to expire in January, the city of New York lost a key tool for development in the city. Now scuttled developments are blaming their demise on the lack of 421-a.
DNAInfo
3 days ago
Arriving just in time in the District of Columbia, as Safe Track disrupts Metro service, General Motors launched 'Maven' to compete with ZipCar, Car2Go, and Enterprise car sharing services.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
Tesla's 7kWh lithium-ion Powerwall batteries come standard in every house in the planned community of YarraBend. The community is billed as the "suburb of the future."
RenewEconomy
4 days ago
A new report from Public Agenda tracks the spread of participatory budgeting, and provides guidance for implementing such processes for maximum benefit to public engagement.
Governing
4 days ago
Three proposed legislative measures would undo one of the more obvious signs of the recession, and return the responsibility for street trees to the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
What would Richard Neutra do with a third arm? UC Berkeley researchers once asked him that and more, for science.
99% Invisible
4 days ago
Downtown San Diego’s waterfront is undergoing major changes. Regarding the latest proposal, the San Diego Environment + Design Council has some words of advice in this open letter to the Port District.
UrbDeZine
4 days ago
The transportation planning app moovel (formerly known as Ridescout) has created a YouTube series called Transit Trends that brings "explainer posts" to a new format.
moovel
4 days ago
Forty so-called Tier 4 locomotives, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designation requiring a dramatic reduction in particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, will be joining Metrolink's fleet covering 512 track miles in six counties.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
4 days ago
The most dense neighborhood in Manhattan is surprisingly low-key.
Michael Lewyn
4 days ago
Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.
CityLab
4 days ago
It's been 20 years since the city of Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics. The city's National Public Radio station is exploring the legacy of the games.
WABE
4 days ago
File under "build it and they will come."
Fast Co.Exist