Policy

All over the country, local craft brews, and the restaurants that serve them, have been drivers of economic development and neighborhood revitalization. But a restrictive law in Minneapolis has prevented the full benefit of the industry.
Jun 5, 2014   Minneapolis Post
To celebrate its 50th post, Jeremy Rosenberg has handed over the reins of his "Laws That Shape L.A." column. The focus of this week's guest feature: the special overlays and site-specific designations that cover 60 percent of the city's geography.
Mar 27, 2013   KCET.org
According to Chris Peck, “Better cycling infrastructure, an enforced road traffic law and a reduction in the space available to motor traffic are all required to get cycling growing again in London.”
Dec 2, 2012   The Guardian (UK)
Hidden in plain sight on Washington Street, just north of Rector Street, in lower Manhattan is an endangered piece of history. Three small privately owned buildings that I learned about during a walking tour in Saturday 29 October's freak snowstorm.  Opinion
Nov 1, 2011   By Barbara Knecht
CA Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez discusses the current challenges faced by government in California, drawing particular attention to the struggle for consensus on how the State should support economic development at the local level. (VIDEO)
Sep 17, 2011   The Planning Report
<em>Alternet</em> runs down a list of the five best policies enacted by cities in 2010.
Jan 6, 2011   AlterNet
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) begins a two-year tryout of new parking technologies.
Sep 20, 2010   New Urban Network
The newest U.S. stimulus proposal is aimed at improving infrastructure but could go farther, says Jonna McKone from TheCityFix.com.
Sep 10, 2010   TheCityFix
Chikodi Chima looks at the innovative ideas coming out of China like the famous road-straddling bus announced earlier this month, and asks, has America lost it's edge?
Aug 23, 2010   AltTransport
Opinion
Jun 4, 2010   By Steven Polzin
For serious transportation policy wonks lately every day is like Christmas.  Climate change, bailout, deteriorating infrastructure, reauthorization, aging baby boomers, bailout, stimulus, new administration, economic development, global competition, urban redevelopment, bailout, etc.  One has all they can do to just keep up with all the relevant news and positioning say nothing of understanding it.  In fact, I don’t understand it.    Opinion
Aug 12, 2009   By Steven Polzin