United States

Feature
40 min ago
Advancing the politics of public transportation and public spaces is not easy. Danish architect Jan Gehl and his firm Gehl Architects, however, have a track record of success with cities around the world.
Lily Song
16 hours ago
Geographers publish results of a two-year study on declining cities around the country in a new book, "Shrinking Cities: Understanding Urban Decline in the United States."
Next City
17 hours ago
East Cleveland, a struggling suburb of Cleveland, has ended up in so much fiscal distress that it is considering allowing Cleveland to annex it as a desperation move. We may need to rethink our decades of assumptions about home rule in the Northeast.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
19 hours ago
However, neither state will ask voters to increase the gas tax. Instead, they ask voters to assure that gas tax and other transportation-derived revenues are spent on transportation. Neither state has raised the tax in over 25 years.
Governing
21 hours ago
Reviewing Douglas Murphy's book "Last Futures: Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture," Jonathan Meades lays into the new utopianism of contemporary architecture. Silicon Valley gets portrayed as both foolish and hypocritical.
London Review of Books
Yesterday
An author and educator calls on a new generation of Americans to challenge the status quo and overcome the limitations and impacts of the country's existing infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
Yesterday
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.
Politico
Yesterday
A report from the American Medical Association says LED lights are bad for our health, inspiring some cities to re-evaluate the technology.
The Washington Post
Yesterday
The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities.
Curbed
Yesterday
It costs less than $40,000 and gets over 200 miles to a charge. The Tesla Model 3? Yes, and also the Chevy Bolt, which goes to market first. A New York Times technology columnist writes that 'size matters' when it comes to innovation.
The New York Times - Technology
2 days ago
Uber users are getting massive amounts of value from the service, according to a new analysis only possible in the post-transportation network company era.
The Wall Street Journal
2 days ago
Crude-by-rail opponents are hoping that Benicia's rejection of a proposed rail terminal for a Valero refinery will set a precedent: it was enabled by a U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision allowing the city to have the final word.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
"Strategic retreat" as a response to rising sea levels isn't an easy sell, but a new report endeavors to make the idea more palatable.
Regional Plan Association
4 days ago
More than one city made big planning news this week. You only need two minutes and thirty seconds to find out more.
Planetizen
4 days ago
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
4 days ago
The long, ongoing project of retrofitting sidewalks and curbs to allow access for users of all needs continues. Project Sidewalk puts the power to audit sidewalks for accessibility in your hands.
Greater Greater Washington
4 days ago
Within ten years, passengers flying on JetBlue out of JFK will leaving a much lower carbon footprint, thanks to a fuel composed of 30 percent biofuel.
The New York Times
4 days ago
KaBOOM! announced the winners of the Play Everywhere Challenge this week.
The New York Times
4 days ago
Where's the green?
NPR
4 days ago
The Trump Campaign made a big play for the carbon industry's votes this week at an event in Pittsburgh.
The Wall Street Journal