California

July 20, 2016, 11am PDT
What would Richard Neutra do with a third arm? UC Berkeley researchers once asked him that and more, for science.
99% Invisible
July 20, 2016, 10am PDT
Downtown San Diego’s waterfront is undergoing major changes. Regarding the latest proposal, the San Diego Environment + Design Council has some words of advice in this open letter to the Port District.
UrbDeZine
July 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Forty so-called Tier 4 locomotives, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designation requiring a dramatic reduction in particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, will be joining Metrolink's fleet covering 512 track miles in six counties.
Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2016, 10am PDT
L.A. County's Parks and Rec Dept. has just completed a major study of the county's park needs. Departmental Facilities Planner Clement Lau explains the study and below are a few things that came to light.
UrbDeZine
July 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Bay Area provides a case study of the effect of transportation network companies on ground transportation to and from airports.
The San Jose Mercury News
July 18, 2016, 10am PDT
At their July 7 meeting, the Caltrain Joint Powers Board, a 3-county body that administers the crowded San Jose-to-San Francisco commuter rail line, unanimously approved $1.25 billion in contracts to rail and infrastructure firms for electrification.
Streetsblog SF
July 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The latest front line of the battle to prevent the spread of big-box stores is the city of Pleasanton, California.
East Bay Times
July 14, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial supports the decision by the Municipal Transportation Agency to 'bow' to complaints from residents about the large tech buses by reducing their stops in their neighborhoods even if it means increasing car trips.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2016, 7am PDT
In California and much of the rest of the country, says Andrew Said, the laws governing speed limits and enforcement are dangerously outdated, especially where pedestrians and cyclists are concerned. What could we change?
Streetsblog LA
July 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Big development news for two of the biggest names in the Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley Business Journal
July 12, 2016, 10am PDT
Reports about the decision by the Anaheim City Council to ban all short-term rentals, through companies like Airbnb or VRBO, described it as a victory for homeowners.
CBS Los Angeles
July 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
Public pressure led the city of San Francisco to cut and relocate tech shuttle stops. Now the cities at the other end of the commute might be dealing with the consequences of those decisions.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
They're not as cute as R2D2, but they have better intentions than a Cylon. Welcome our new robot parking attendants.
Fusion
July 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Gas prices are down and sales are up, and greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, the largest source of the state's emissions, are up, even though overall they dipped. In addition to increased driving, sales of EVs and hybrids dropped.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 10, 2016, 11am PDT
Seismologists were recently upset by the loss of a curb at the corner of two streets in Hayward, California that displayed the power of the Hayward Fault. The city had repaired the curb to provide ADA access to the sidewalk and street.
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2016, 9am PDT
Development proposals in one of the least affluent communities in the Silicon Valley have repeatedly been scuttled due to a lack of water. Wealthier communities have more than enough.
Palo Alto Weekly
July 8, 2016, 9am PDT
Along with climate conditions, urban sprawl is intensifying wildfires and increasing the damage they do.
Undark
July 7, 2016, 11am PDT
Canceled projects, price discounts, and increased incentives to buyers are already showing up in real estate developments in key U.S. regions, writes estate and affordable housing adviser Michael P. Russell. He reviews some key indicators.
UrbDeZine
July 7, 2016, 7am PDT
The policy tools used to address our nation's housing shortfall often seem to worsen the problem. But this is because they ignore the underlying infrastructure and financing to support growth.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
July 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
A California initiative has been likened to the landmark Proposition 13 for how it would affect the budget and major projects proposed in California, including the $64 billion high-speed rail project and $17 billion Delta water tunnels.
San Jose Mercury News