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Good news for the United States is found in a recent series of maps by NASA. Air pollution has significantly improved around the country.
2 hours ago   The Washington Post
Although the cities of the Roman Empire are typically regarded for their focus on health and hygiene, they may have struggled to manage many poor sanitation parasites.
2 days ago   Next City
A large backlash followed a large winter storm on the East Coast.
2 days ago   Brokelyn
The Terraces, a mixed-use project in Charlottesville, Virginia, adopts a design that reflects its historic downtown surroundings. Oliver Kuttner, the developer, says that "breaking up" large buildings can make them more palatable on street level.
2 days ago   Market Urbanism
It's still a longshot for full-scale production, but a unique research partnership has produced a unique example of biomimicry: a wind turbine that borrows from palm trees to achieve new levels of energy production.
2 days ago   ASME
Streetsblog USA notes that the federal government is following the lead of California in awakening to the negative effects of Level of Service.
3 days ago   Streetsblog USA
The soul of planning in Los Angeles will be up for vote in the citywide election that will occur on the same day as the U.S. presidential election.
3 days ago   California Planning & Development Report
A petition and a lawsuit are so far the tactics used by local advocates to oppose a plan by the Alabama Department of Transportation to widen an interstate that runs through the heart of Birmingham.
3 days ago   Over the Mountain Journal
One of the sad contradictions of the revival of core urban areas has been the clash between waves of investment and affluence with large populations of homelessness. Many cities are still coming to terms with the issue, much less solving it.
3 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
The video game INFRA trades your typical Russian ultra-nationalists and Nazi zombies for a city on the verge of ruin. The protagonist, an engineer, is tasked with the seemingly mundane tasks that will bring the place back to life.
3 days ago   CityLab
The only major candidate, Democrat or Republican, to call for an end to the contentious ethanol mandate won the Republican caucus, clearly beating Donald Trump. That could doom what many even in Iowa, among even some farmers, call a boondoggle.
3 days ago   The New York Times - Politics