New York City

August 1, 2016, 5am PDT
Political junkies, map nerds, and transit fans all got plenty of big news to digest during the last week of July 2016.
Planetizen
July 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
Slate
July 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
The de Blasio Administration set lofty goals for the creation and preservation of housing in New York. So how's that going?
Politico
Blog post
July 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Donald Trump invokes the darkest days of urban decay and crime to appeal to his base. The facts speak to an urban triumph that has led to greater national prosperity and higher standards of living for tens of millions of Americans.
Josh Stephens
July 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
On July 25, 1916, New York adopted its first Zoning Resolution, for the first time regulating the height, size and arrangement of buildings in the city.
The New York Times
July 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The New York MTA has chosen the "remove-the-band-aid-quickly" strategy for its plans to repair the L Train line from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
The New York Times
July 25, 2016, 8am PDT
Test your knowledge of the New York home base of Donald Trump's real estate business.
Curbed New York
July 21, 2016, 6am PDT
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
July 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.
CityLab
July 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The challenges of bridging the digital divide are exacerbated by the racist legacies of previous infrastructure systems, according to a recent presentation to the New York Regional Plan Association.
RPA Lab
July 13, 2016, 10am PDT
A brief by the Cato Institute describes historic preservation laws as arbitrary and ambiguous. A case before the Supreme Court could decide on either side of the issue.
Market Urbanism
July 13, 2016, 6am PDT
In this New York Times opinion, health issues correspondent Meera Senthilingam writes that too much of New York City is not designed for physical activity, including walking. Imagine what the suburbs and less vibrant cities are like!
The New York Times - Opinion
July 12, 2016, 8am PDT
Privately-owned public spaces on Walter Street in Manhattan could get a little more private and a little less public under terms of a new zoning amendment approved by the City Council.
amNew York
July 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
According to Seymour Toll's 1969 book, New York City's 1916 zoning code was less a civic-minded project than an attempt to protect elite retail districts from the riff-raff. The ramifications for American zoning at large are significant.
PlanPhilly
July 7, 2016, 8am PDT
In the 1970s, the fear of getting mugged had some NYC pedestrians walking in the street. Nowadays, commuters are sharing space with cars for a very different reason: the sidewalks are too crowded.
The New York Times
July 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
How cities around the world have approached thinking about how water management fits in to urban planning.
The Planning Report
July 5, 2016, 9am PDT
An analysis of the geographic distribution of New York's new public plazas sought to determine if the program was meeting one of its stated goals: providing access to public plazas for low- and moderate-income households.
Placemeter
June 30, 2016, 6am PDT
Citing drivers for failure to "exercise due care" (administrative code 19-190) is a key enforcement tool of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero policy, but a judge just threw it out.
DNAInfo
June 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Local advocates have won a string of political victories against developers in New York City.
The New York Times
June 28, 2016, 5am PDT
A Chinese company has sent a dramatic signal about the evolution of New York, moving forward with a plan to convert most of the rooms in the famous Waldorf Astoria into condominiums.
Bloomberg