News

6 min ago
Even as other middle class jobs disappear, the transportation sector continues to grow.
Next City
2 days ago
In a review of Jonathan F.P. Rose's new book, 'The Well-Tempered City,' Chuck Wolfe enthusiastically endorses Rose's refreshing world view.
The Huffington Post
2 days ago
The Obama Administration's most powerful environmental initiative, the Clean Power Plan, was put on hold by the Supreme Court last February. It was heard by 10 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. on September 27.
The Associated Press
2 days ago
Urbanists and their ilk might have been disappointed in the first presidential debate's lack of focused attention to affordable housing, infrastructure, and other issues of importance to cities.
Next City
2 days ago
Japanese cities and citizens look to Portland for inspiration.
The Economist
2 days ago
Developments boom in high risk fire areas, even as fires continue to increase in duration, severity and damage.
The Wall Street Journal
2 days ago
Nearly 500,000 people in the rural parts of the United States cannot afford modern plumbing.
The New York Times
Blog post
2 days ago
Is commuting Deplorable? Can we Make Commuting Great Again? It is sometimes necessary to resort to hyperbole to draw attention to real data.
Steven Polzin
2 days ago
With more than 600,000 daily commuters passing through, Penn Station is one of the busiest transit halls in the Western Hemisphere. Finally, there's a plan in place to make necessary repairs without making the commute even more unbearable.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Chicago smokers will soon be able to vote on matters of pop culture importance with their butts.
Governing
Feature
3 days ago
Advancing the politics of public transportation and public spaces is not easy. Danish architect Jan Gehl and his firm Gehl Architects, however, have a track record of success with cities around the world.
Lily Song
3 days ago
Study finds 30-somethings in London leaving the city in increasing numbers.
The Guardian
3 days ago
Geographers publish results of a two-year study on declining cities around the country in a new book, "Shrinking Cities: Understanding Urban Decline in the United States."
Next City
3 days ago
East Cleveland, a struggling suburb of Cleveland, has ended up in so much fiscal distress that it is considering allowing Cleveland to annex it as a desperation move. We may need to rethink our decades of assumptions about home rule in the Northeast.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
3 days ago
Two weeks ago, after nearly two decades of waiting, Barcelona urban designer Salvador Rueda finally saw the first "Superilla" (Superblock) installed in the city. The superblock faced fierce opposition from unhappy residents and local businesses.
Cities of the Future
3 days ago
However, neither state will ask voters to increase the gas tax. Instead, they ask voters to assure that gas tax and other transportation-derived revenues are spent on transportation. Neither state has raised the tax in over 25 years.
Governing
3 days ago
There's a major transportation showdown underway in New Jersey, but that doesn't excuse the New Jersey Transit Board from holding public meetings.
The Record
3 days ago
Reviewing Douglas Murphy's book "Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture," Jonathan Meades lays into the new utopianism of contemporary architecture. Silicon Valley gets portrayed as both foolish and hypocritical.
London Review of Books
3 days ago
You can write all the tickets in the world but you can't stop drivers from parking in bike lanes.
WNYC
3 days ago
Ben Brown unpacks the components of polarization. Recognizing some people are really pissed off for some really good reasons doesn’t seem to help us make better decisions, whether we’re talking about electing a president or planning a park.
PlaceShakers
4 days ago
New Lab repurposes a gritty shipbuilding warehouse, giving manufacturing startups the support that software firms get from your typical incubator.
Curbed