United States

The strategy of Iowa's Department of Transportation chief, Paul Trombino III, for maintaining the state's "25,000 bridges, 114,000 miles of roadway, and more than 4,000 miles of rail" is not to do so. In a word, "shrinkage" is part of the solution.
14 hours ago   KCRG-TV9
The more project proposals change, the more the opposition stays the same—right?
22 hours ago   Austin On Your Feet
The latest round of funding for the Choice Neighborhoods program adds a new component—"Planning and Action Grants."
Yesterday   Next City
Don't worry; we're not mentioning belts to make you feel too guilty to enjoy today's meal.
Yesterday   Vox
A new study examines the question of how to achieve neighborhood transformation through the Choice Neighborhoods federal grant program.
2 days ago   Urban Institute
The answer to the question posed by the New York Times is surprising. Hint: Don't blame the customer if the sales force isn't trying to sell them on vehicles that never need to go to a service station to purchase fuel.
2 days ago   The New York Times - Science
The high cost of free parking is almost, but not quite, common knowledge. Many, but not all, people realize the pernicious effects of parking requirements. A map can help illustrate this spreading awareness.
2 days ago   Strong Towns
The diffuse structure of suburbs makes it more efficient, according to this Brooking Institution post, to invest in individuals rather than places to fight poverty.
2 days ago   Brookings
$2.25 million in funding exemplifies the broadening focus of the American Planning Association on public health outcomes at the local level.
2 days ago   American Planning Association
Triple Pundit takes a step back to gather some perspective, asking why the U.S. commuters are still so resistant to getting on bikes.
3 days ago   Triple Pundit
Why are mortality rates increasing for this group in the United States and not others? The usual suspects—obesity, heart disease, diabetes, smoking are not the killers, The findings resulted in the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.
3 days ago   The New York Times - Health