Obama Administration

September 30, 2016, 11am PDT
The Obama Administration is offering another $80 million in funding to test new transportation technologies.
Next City
September 30, 2016, 5am PDT
Welcome, President Obama, to the NIMBY wars.
September 26, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper released by the White House offers a toolkit of economic evidence and policy recommendations designed to help cities overcome local opposition to development.
August 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new policy from the Obama Administration asks government to calculate, and attempt to lower, their carbon emissions.
Washington Post
June 23, 2016, 12pm PDT
Opponents of federal oversight rejoice: a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl reiterates the limitations of the federal government to regulate fracking.
May 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
A press release and fact sheet about the accomplishments of the Obama Administration's "Better Building Initiative" includes three new national programs designed to improve the efficiency and resilience of the built environment.
The White House
February 9, 2016, 7am PST
Among the wish list of spending priorities included in the Obama Administration's draft federal budget—$11 billion in funding to address family homelessness.
The New York Times
August 18, 2015, 8am PDT
A Houston Chronicle business columnist argues in defense of the Obama Administration's new environmental rules.
Houston Chronicle
July 25, 2015, 7am PDT
An interview with a leading academic on the subject of fair housing offers perspective on the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
July 10, 2015, 7am PDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the details of the final rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which will give new strength to the goals set forth by the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
The New York Times
July 5, 2015, 9am PDT
When the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the Environmental Protection Agency on June 29, it appeared as a blow against mercury regulation by the EPA and a victory for coal power plants. David Roberts of Vox looks closer and finds that's not the case
June 29, 2015, 10am PDT
In a close ruling, the Supreme Court decided the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had not properly considered the costs of new regulations limiting mercury and other emissions.
Associated Press
June 15, 2015, 7am PDT
A rule proposed by the Obama Administration has been criticized for attempting to build an "unrealistic utopia." The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing would require cities to fund affordable housing in a broader spectrum of neighborhoods.
The Hill
May 9, 2015, 7am PDT
Back in January 2015, the Obama Administration pitched a proposal to allow offshore oil exploration along the Atlantic Coast. As more local stakeholders reveal their verdicts on the idea, some are finding reason to oppose.
The Virginian-Pilot
April 3, 2015, 5am PDT
In all likelihood the $478 billion transportation bill proposed by the Obama Administration earlier this week is dead on arrival. But can the federal government get a long-term bill together by the May 31 deadline?
The Washington Post
January 14, 2015, 8am PST
The annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board provided an opportunity for Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to begin to address the changing needs of the nation's transportation system.
The Washington Post
January 1, 2015, 11am PST
Politico takes a critical look at the streetcar trend in American cities—which had some high profile setbacks during 2014—with an eye toward the legacy of the Obama Administration.
May 13, 2014, 9am PDT
With the national Promise Zone grant initiative rolling out in Los Angeles, the Youth Policy Institute aims to deploy funds strategically in targeted areas that struggle with poverty.
The Planning Report
March 10, 2014, 5am PDT
The $1 billion proposed by the Obama Administration for affordable housing would be the first allotment to the National Housing Trust Fund, created in 2008. Is $1 billion enough?
Reuters - U.S.
February 14, 2014, 1pm PST
President Obama is in California today to pitch a $1 billion “resilience fund” to help communities dealing with the weather impacts of climate change—including the state’s current drought.
The Hill