Eminent domain is just one of the powers that would be granted the new Transit Corridor Development Authority, per House Bill 6851. The controversial bill is pitting the state's governor against opponents that argue in favor of local power.
Jun 5, 2015 CT Post
The Seattle 2035 will manage growth for one of the fastest growing cities in the country. But shouldn't it also mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions of this famously eco-conscious city?
May 28, 2015 Publicola
As Chicago's population slowly dwindles, Yonah Freemark argues that the city needs to take advantage of one of its greatest assets: its transit network. Housing for residents of all incomes near transit stops may be the key.
Apr 27, 2015 Metropolitan Planning Council
Lakeview, on the North Side of Chicago lost one percent of its total households between 2000 and 2011, while its population grew 11 percent. That means more families, but according to a new report, the neighborhood might need new zoning to keep up.
Apr 19, 2015 Chi.Streetsblog
Frank Chiachiere provides some advice on how Seattle can achieve its ambitious goals for affordable housing over the next decade: build transit to places where land is less expensive.
Apr 10, 2015 Seattle Transit Blog
New research quantifies public transit impacts on urban development patterns, and resulting benefits. Current transit services reduces U.S. urban land consumption by 27 percent, which reduces VMT, fuel consumption and pollution emissions 8 percent.
Apr 9, 2015 Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component
Development connected to a proposed light rail line through Mercer Island—connecting Seattle to the West and Bellevue to the East—has met staunch local opposition.
Feb 23, 2015 The Seattle Times
Bill Lindeke writes of the daunting urban design and planning challenge presented by America's post-war fascination with the strip mall.
Jan 23, 2015 MinnPost
A recent study suggests that people consider transit proximity to be more flexible than planners often allow.
Jan 13, 2015 CityLab
Patrick Sisson reports on the fruits of a 2013 effort by the city of Chicago to codify transit oriented development.
Jan 8, 2015 Curbed Chicago